Commentary

OPINION: The reason for the low numbers of Denali Park wolves probably is not clear but one thing is for sure: It is not logical or fair to blame hunting and trapping in or near the “hard park” portions of Denali.

Pete Buist
OPINION: Our representatives in Juneau must be forced into a conversation about how to use the Permanent Fund in a better way than just for individual payouts.Roger Burleigh
OPINION: Added marine protections will allow many Alaskans who depend on the sea to breathe a sigh of relief, but there's more to do on behalf of securing the future.Carey Restino
OPINION: Deep in grief, we don't need advice or strategies. We need family and friends. Chantelle Pence
OPINION: Just like Senate candidate Joe Miller in 2010, Dan Coffey's denials and dodges create more questions than they settle, and that means his mayoral candidacy is kaput.Paul Jenkins
OPINION: Vladimir Putin and some of his Russian colleagues still nurse an old grudge over the loss of Alaska. Alan Boraas
OPINION: Gov. Walker may have a better gas line plan but so far he hasn't made the case. Rep. Mike Chenault,Rep. Mike Hawker
OPINION: It's time to reconsider the structure of K-12 education. Our education system isn't suited to deal with today's students, the environment they learn in, or the world they're expected to make their way in.John Havelock
OPINION: Huslia did George Attla proud during Iditarod -- and keeps his legacy alive with young mushers. Keeping the Frank Attla Youth and Sled Dog Care-Mushing Program going would be a fitting memorial to George, and a great benefit to the next generations.Gilbert Huntington
OPINION: Don't let contractors get away with weed-seeded topsoil or compost when they build in Alaska.Pete Kinneen