Commentary

OPINION: Halibut bycatch in Bering Sea groundfish fisheries is not a conservation issue, and drastic proposed cuts to the Bering Sea halibut cap appear to have little regard for jobs in Alaska communities.

John Gauvin
OPINION: Leaving the choice of who’s elected to a small portion of the electorate pretty much ensures the same people will be repeatedly elected, which can affect the number of people who make voting a habit.Steve Haycox
OPINION: The Alaska Senate needs to willingly participate in negotiations with the House Majority and the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition to fully fund Alaska’s budget. The latest budget manipulation could Rep. Sam Kito III
OPINION: As long as the public requires that somebody else pays for all the services they are demanding, there will not be a solution to our budget dilemma.Jerry George
OPINION: Arctic sea ice is low, carbon-dioxide concentrations are high, and prospects for adequate emissions cuts appear dim.Irene Quaile, Deutsche Welle
OPINION: Addressing these specific areas of concern will disperse clouds of confusion and help Alaskans apply past savings and future North Slope oil revenues to the state’s fiscal needs.Richard Fineberg
OPINION: Even the dimmest lights should be able to see the value of Erin's Law, especially in Alaska.Elise Patkotak
OPINION: Note to lawmakers: The budget impasse that has become a game for too many of you is serious business for the rest of Alaska. Take care of business.Mike Dingman
OPINION: May is National Foster Care Month. Let's work toward the day there are no orphans in the north.Ivy Spohnholz
OPINION: If United States doesn't lead in the Arctic, other nations will claim our share of the future there.Sen. Lisa Murkowski