I’ve heard Nevada described as “Poor Man’s Alaska," which on one hand draws a good connection between the two places but on the other hand sells Nevada short. That’s OK by me. I don’t want people to find out about how awesome Nevada is.Alli Harvey
LETTERS: Readers statewide sound off on a variety of topics as the legislative session rolls on in Juneau.Alaska Dispatch News
OPINION: If we do not wake up and focus on climate changes coming at Alaska, soon it will be too late to change our future. Alaskans are not just residents of this state, we are citizens of the international Arctic.Halbe Brown
OPINION: Medicaid expansion is better than shovel-ready as an economic boost for Alaska -- and a lifesaver for Alaskans.  Vince Beltrami
LETTERS: Brief but mighty opinions on the news of the day, in Alaska and beyond.Alaska Dispatch News
OPINION: Closely held principles caused me to vote against fellow members of the House Majority Caucus and say no to a budget that does not reflect the fiscal crisis facing Alaska.Rep. Lora Reinbold
OPINION: The proposal to remove the Middle Fork of the Chuitna River for 25 years and then put it back together as a wild salmon stream is a pipe dream; it will not work. And that risk to salmon is unacceptable.Frank Rue
OPINION: AARP's driver safety course is good for all ages because everyone should want help staying safe and keeping costs low by brushing up on essential skills.Don McDermott
These days, I have a much better relationship with the park and its wildlife. I've been walking its trails for 45 years and try to bring a little maturity to the experience. I don't carry a croquet ball, or any other weapon.Scott Banks
LETTERS: Bite-sized opinions sometimes need a long time to chew over.Alaska Dispatch News