Voices

OPINION: The Alaska Legislative Council has decided to take a stand, not against Alaskans, not against health care, not against President Obama and not against Medicaid, but on behalf of the checks and balances embodied in our constitution. Sen. Kevin Meyer,Rep. Mike Chenault
OPINION: Elizabeth Peratrovich deserves a place on the U.S. $10 bill, and her place in Alaska history, but legend has taken over the story of her speech before the Senate.Ross Coen
OPINION: Too many candidates buy their way into the political process -- or serve those who buy it for them.John Havelock
OPINION: While national and state obstructionists play politics with climate change, Alaska's local leaders acknowledge reality and take action.John Duffy
OPINION: The U.S. immigration system is complex and draconian, but it's easy to fix. For starters, we must eliminate the cap on H-1B visas and let the labor market work.Jeff Landfield
LETTERS: Alaska Dispatch News readers hold forth briefly on matters that move them to comment.Alaska Dispatch News
OPINION: Alaska could use the Permanent Fund Dividend application system to make our crumbling elections infrastructure work more efficiently and make civic engagement easier for Alaskans.Kim Reitmeier,Tim Kacillas,Aurora Lehr
OPINION: Although human-driven global warming once may have seemed uncertain and far-off, the ability to deny it is disappearing as quickly as the glaciers around us.Rev. Matt Schultz
On an October night in 1997, a 15-year-old boy was knocked to the ground near downtown Fairbanks and repeatedly kicked in the head. He was left for dead on a quiet street, not far from the city center.Dermot Cole
I wish for them the kind of partnership my husband and I have had. I can’t tell JJ and Bryan how we did it, though, because all I know for certain is that it has been my great good luck that as we aged, our changes -- most of them, anyway -- made us closer. Heather Lende