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OPINION: In Alaska, the Nome City Council is moving forward with a plan to end tax exemptions for churches, making it the first American town to tax the church.Michael Stone | Patheos
OPINION: The Bureau of Land Management must hold industry to the highest possible standards to protect America’s high-value public lands.Nicole Whittington-Evans
OPINION: It's time to see the access plan in front of the Anchorage Assembly for what it is -- a needed step to address legitimate concerns.Rosa Meehan
I’ve accepted that my childhood home of Unalakleet will look very different in 25 years. We can’t control a lot, but knowing what we can control helps replace worry with hope.Laureli Ivanoff
UAF geographer Dan Mann believes that carbon-dioxide removal system that has worked for a few billion years remains the most effective -- the silent breath of plants.Ned Rozell
OPINION: Republicans now have control of both the House and the Senate, and it should be interesting to see what they have planned besides more gridlock.Shannyn Moore
OPINION: Rather than using public funds for improving maps for Alaska pilots, priority should be placed on additional weather reporting.Tom George,Adam White,Harry Kieling
LETTERS: Readers moved, if not to tears, at least to comment on news of the day.Alaska Dispatch News
OPINION: As shipping redefines the Arctic, the US should show modern leadership by proposing that heavy fuel oil be phased out of use in arctic waters.Merritt Helfferich,Kevin Harun
A foiled attempt to dispose of a strong-smelling akutuq sandwich leads to decades of embarrassmentSeth Kantner

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