Commentary

OPINION: The upcoming Anchorage international conference headlined by President Obama presents an unprecedented opportunity for Alaska. It wouldn’t hurt our congressional delegation to play the role of gracious hosts.

Dermot Cole
OPINION: There's a case for Alaska to go to court for solid information about oil taxes, credits and revenues -- and whether the current regime in constitutional.Jan Konigsberg
OPINION: Alaska can only gain if we offer help to addicts trying to recover, rather than maintain a revolving door between the street and prison.Mike Dingman
OPINION: The contentious history between the State of Alaska and the federal government must be set aside to move forward. Pursuing creative solutions is necessary to protect one of the last intact functioning ecosystems in the country.Michael Johnson
OPINION: Participation is necessary for a healthy democracy. Requiring a voter registration to apply for the Permanent Fund Dividend is a good first step, but we should go one step further.Elise Patkotak
With the federal highway trust fund running on empty this week, the sensible thing for Congress would be to raise the gasoline tax to provide money to fix our crumbling roads and bridges.Dermot Cole
OPINION: Disagree with the president about his deal with Iran over its nuclear program, but don't forget that the costs of war aren't equally distributed.Bryan Box
OPINION: Heroin is killing Alaskans at alarming rates, and unless we do something, the problem will only get worse. One proven tool is wider access to the lifesaving drug Narcan.Sen. Johnny Ellis
OPINION: In a time when all Alaskans must suck it up and face a reinstatement of an income tax, it is also a time to do a thorough review of the appropriate tax structure for oil and gas.John Havelock
OPINION: Oil spill cleanup technology is little better now that it was when the Exxon Valdez hit Blight Reef - and that's reason enough to stay out of the Arctic.Shannyn Moore