Commentary

OPINION: Gov. Bill Walker's ability to move forward with Medicaid expansion did not change with the Supreme Court’s decision in NFIB v. Sibelius, and moving forward doesn't violate Alaska law.

Mark Regan
OPINION: Once again, this time in an uproar over government funding for Planned Parenthood, hyperbole wins out over disciplined debate on the merits of a topic.Mike Dingman
OPINION: Need for boating safety and common sense grows with increasing popularity of dipnetting by boat on the Kenai.Ben Ellis,Jeff Johnson
OPINION: The fire of Mormons' faith shouldn't harden prejudice but burn away old biases.Elise Patkotak
OPINION: Four-wheelers and snowmachines can be deadly weapons. They need to be treated with respect. And adults must teach that to their children before turning them loose.Carey Restino
OPINION: Remembering Stan Abbott, a newsman with a sharp eye for design and a sharp wit.Allan Dodds Frank
OPINION: The Anchorage-based GLACIER meetings offer a useful forum to build both Arctic-wide cooperation internationally, and to consider a domestic Arctic program that does not require Alaska to become the nations’ environmental conscience.David N. Biette,Anita L. Parlow
A new initiative would replace our “opt-in” system for voting registration with an “opt-out” approach, potentially adding tens of thousands of names to the voting population in Alaska.Dermot Cole
OPINION: The late Stan Abbott was a restrained but powerful force behind some of the best journalism done in Alaska, and his contributions have outlasted his time here.Howard Weaver
OPINION: The call to pull funding from Planned Parenthood is drive by ignorance and misogyny -- and will result in more abortions, not fewer. Shannyn Moore