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OPINION: With declining oil revenues, Alaska is due for a change in attitude toward budgeting, something that is more realistic and strategic.Geran Tarr
OPINION: If you don't respect Alaska's elders, at least recognize their value as babysitters and volunteers. And one more thing, kid -- they spend their pensions here.Elise Patkotak
OPINION: Let's remember that the terrorists of Paris represent Islam no more than the Klan represents Christianity. And then let's hold our religious institutions to account.Dr. Douglas Johnston
OPINION: Greenpeace's Arctic campaign is heavy on sloganeering but light on solutions, and does not address the root cause of climate change in the North, which is excessive carbon emission in the south.Heather Exner-Pirot
LETTERS: Readers weigh in on the news, including the possibility of a state version of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Anchorage's whether Anchorage's Live. Work. Play. goals are sustainable.Alaska Dispatch News
OPINION: Based on the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case, why shouldn't corporations and other groups have the same constitutional rights as human citizens?Jessie Peterson
OPINION: Craig Medred's contention that Alaska's fishing fleet is skating on contributions to state revenue is all wrong.Chip Treinen
OPINION: Stopping timber harvest on the Big Thorne project area is not the most direct or certain way to protect a wolf population, even if it were a distinct subspecies as some argue.Frank Murkowski
OPINION: As we mark Dr. King’s 86th birthday, it is my hope that Americans will remember another less-celebrated element of his dream -- a belief in the importance of unions, labor rights and robust worker voice.Thomas E. Perez
OPINION: Alaskans should take note of a proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding chemicals used to disperse oil spilled on water.Carey Restino