Voices

OPINION: Alaska can only gain if we offer help to addicts trying to recover, rather than maintain a revolving door between the street and prison.Mike Dingman
OPINION: The contentious history between the State of Alaska and the federal government must be set aside to move forward. Pursuing creative solutions is necessary to protect one of the last intact functioning ecosystems in the country.Michael Johnson
OPINION: Participation is necessary for a healthy democracy. Requiring a voter registration to apply for the Permanent Fund Dividend is a good first step, but we should go one step further.Elise Patkotak
LETTERS: Readers sound off in brief about the news at home and abroad.Alaska Dispatch News
With the federal highway trust fund running on empty this week, the sensible thing for Congress would be to raise the gasoline tax to provide money to fix our crumbling roads and bridges.Dermot Cole
OPINION: Disagree with the president about his deal with Iran over its nuclear program, but don't forget that the costs of war aren't equally distributed.Bryan Box
LETTERS: Alaska Dispatch News readers add thoughts and feelings to debate on current events.Alaska Dispatch News
OPINION: Heroin is killing Alaskans at alarming rates, and unless we do something, the problem will only get worse. One proven tool is wider access to the lifesaving drug Narcan.Sen. Johnny Ellis
Having endured a string of buggy summers on the Kenai Peninsula, I wondered what greater torment Bristol Bay could offer. But accounts of nasty hordes of noseeums, white socks and mosquitoes around King Salmon gave me pause. Clark Fair
LETTERS: Briefly stated notions derived from today's news.Alaska Dispatch News