Commentary

OPINION: The state can cut a wildfire office staff, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any fires to put out. Cut the capacity to stop a fire cheaply when it’s small, and you pay big later.

Carey Restino
OPINION: Federal regulations and restrictions obstruct the oil and gas industry, create uncertainty and dim Alaska's economic future.Jeremy Price
OPINION: The Ketchikan education funding lawsuit deserves a hearing before the Supreme Court. But while the court considers its merits, school districts deserve some financial certainty.Andi Story
OPINION: Alaska Legislature's House Bill 115 is another chest-thumper that won't make a bit of difference in Alaska land ownership.Steve Haycox
OPINION: History shows that Alaska's leaders of old understood the value of a university.Brian Rogers
OPINION: The drug war has failed, and many addicts are not criminals, so let's do something different. Mike Dingman
OPINION: How can UAA slash our school’s only child care service at the same time it's planning to build the world’s most kick-ass hockey locker room?Don Rearden,E.J.R. David
OPINION: Boris Nemtsov wanted to take Russia into a democratic modern age and was a fearless critic of Vladmir Putin; his loss is felt beyond Russia's borders.David Ramseur
OPINION: Israeli Premier Netanyahu has built an unprecedented alliance with Republican hawks trying to overthrow Obama administration policy, but it may well backfire in Israel’s election, and it won't change US policy.John Havelock
OPINION: Chenault and Hawker's gas line bill puts other interests before Alaska's.Merrick Peirce