Voices

OPINION: Anchorage needs a clarification of federal rules, a long-term snow dump lease and more community participation before any land swap that cedes park land to the airport.Rep. Matt Claman
LETTERS: Alaska Dispatch News readers sound off about issues important to Alaska and the nation.Alaska Dispatch News
OPINION: The troop reduction at JBER is disheartening, but it presents new opportunities, not only for personnel transitioning out of the military, but for this thriving city we call home.Bill Popp,Julie Saupe
OPINION: Not much has changed about Alaska's financial planning since before Mötley Crüe first dominated heavy metal music, unfortunately for all of us.Mike Dingman
COMMENTARY: Sen. Lisa Murkowski, speaking at the 6th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations in Washington, D.C. last week, said the Arctic has national significance for the U.S. and that infrastructure projects in the region aren't "just an earmark for Alaska."Mia Bennett
OPINION: "The Donald" may not stand a chance in a national election, but that’s not the point. Between now and then, his amoral hucksterism could do plenty of damage to our electoral process. Elise Patkotak
LETTERS: Small but mighty ideas about current events.Alaska Dispatch News
LETTERS: Brief commentaries from Alaska Dispatch News readers.Alaska Dispatch News
 Rep. Tammie Wilson, who is running for borough mayor in Fairbanks, wants to limit the borough’s ability to do anything about wood smoke pollution except to encourage people to breathe it.Dermot Cole
OPINION: The Affordable Care Act continues to evolve and improve, but more important, as more states expand Medicaid, they add real dollars to health care service across Indian Country.Mark Trahant