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OPINION: The Gulf of Alaska is too rich an ecosystem to be the site of live-fire Navy training. Practice sessions need to be moved farther out to sea.Rick Steiner
OPINION: Mark Begich's time in the Senate has been much more "Alaskan" than Dan Sullivan's would be. Begich represents Alaskans, not the Outside interests of people like the Koch Brothers and Karl Rove.Kimberly Metcalfe
OPINION: There are good conservative reasons for supporting Proposition 2 — cost, consistency, federalism, and learning the lessons of history, which teach that complete prohibition is the wrong way to approach marijuana.Richard Brookhiser
OPINION: In this instance, feds are not just exacerbating the issues between federally qualified hunters and non-qualified hunters in Alaska, but also between qualified federal hunters who are in the know and those that are not. This isn’t a good way to make friends in the community.John Schandelmeier
There is no-one-size-fits-all triathlon in Alaska. The outdoor course that works for the Eagle River Triathlon in June won’t suit Fairbanks in March. Races are adapted to work with outdoor conditions, and there’s one race in Fort Greely that is 100 percent indoors. Homer’s Ski to Sea Triathlon in March ditches the swim altogether in favor of skis. Alli Harvey
From mountain biking to skiing, ziplining to kayaking, studies show that kids who grow up with access to outdoor activities are more likely to reap the benefits of physical fitness and more effective coping skills. But it can be risky too.  Erin Kirkland
OPINION: Incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell argues that statements by his opponent independent Bill Walker threaten Alaska's progress toward a long-awaited natural gas project.Sean Parnell
OPINION: Despite what some commentators have said in the aftermath of Ray Rice's ejection from the NFL, women have plenty of cause to be angry about violence toward them -- especially in Alaska.Elise Patkotak
OPINION: Gov. Parnell should not have acceded state's authority on National Guard members' complaints of sexual assault.Larry Wood
OPINION: The governor has 20 days to deal with bills approved by the Legislature. But a measure to expand the list of official languages has yet to be acted upon, which violates the spirit of the Alaska Constitution and the spirit of the Uniform Rules of the Alaska Legislature.Dermot Cole