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OPINION: It's time we realized that prohibition of substances people want to use badly enough simply doesn’t work. It was a failed policy with alcohol in the 1920s and it’s a failed policy now with marijuana.

Elise Patkotak
OPINION: In my professional experience, the passage of SB 21 has triggered more capital investment in Alaska's North Slope, and that's key to continued prosperity.Jonathan Katchen
OPINION: Because Alaska is having a good-faith disagreement as to how best to proceed with resource development, voters should repeal and force lawmakers to draft a better bill.Robin Brena
OPINION: No matter the topic, it's more important to find the right answers than win the debates.Mike Dingman
OPINION: The president of Planned Parenthood Northwest says people shouldn't be fooled to think the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision will have no impact on women's health.Chris Charbonneau
OPINION: Commercial fishing at the tail end of a run in Bristol Bay means dealing with 'ghost salmon', carcasses of fish that couldn't make it upriver and linger to wreak smelly havoc for net minders. When ghosts outnumber live fish, it's time to head home.John Schandelmeier
OPINION: Vitriol, spin and a sense of entitlement keep Cook Inlet fishermen at war and solutions at bay. Craig Medred
OPINION: Anchorage neurosurgeon  Robert Lieberson argues that Obamacare is working, and that we shouldn't let politics get in the way of more progress.  Robert Lieberson
OPINION: This ad-heavy campaign season fueled by super PACs should be a clue that Alaska is missing out on a potential revenue source that could rival oil in the long run.Don Rearden
OPINION: A host of questions need to be answered before Alaskans vote on whether to repeal or keep the state's new oil tax regime. And at a free forum in Anchorage this month, the two sides will be forced to answer each other's questions in front of an audience.Cliff Groh

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