Voices

OPINION: The vast majority of police officers using deadly force are justified because their own or other lives were in immediate danger. But investigators treat them with the same rigor as they would a civilian in a similar situation.Frank Koziol
OPINION: Secretary Kerry can prioritize America’s Arctic residents in need early in the U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council by bolstering federal funding and technical support for Alaska villages facing relocation.Victoria Herrmann
OPINION: With the defeat of Robert Ruffner's nomination to the Alaska Board of Fisheries, the Kenai River Sportfishing Association has crossed ethical lines and lost any claim on community support.Dwight Kramer
OPINION: To a bear's nose, the city of Anchorage is one massive pile of delicious, nutritious garbage. And that causes problems. Unfortunately, the most popular solution for decades has been not to deal with the trash, but to relocate the bears.Rick Sinnott
LETTERS: Brief opinions from Alaska Dispatch News readers.Alaska Dispatch News
OPINION: Senate leaders' school cuts were an ambush, and the losers are Alaska's kids and lawmakers proven unworthy of trust.Michael O'Brien
OPINION: What does a new poll of public perception mean for the United States as it takes the chairmanship of the Arctic Council?Drue Pearce
OPINION: Too many Alaska lawmakers forget that they are public servants, not the public's masters.Mike Dingman
LETTERS: In brief, readers weigh in on matters facing Alaska and the nation.Alaska Dispatch News
OPINION: A workforce united cannot be defeated. That is a truth which American workers have done well to remember throughout the decades, and it's one we honor on a day to recognize workers worldwide.Peter Blanas