Commentary

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
OPINION: In its pursuit of Medicaid expansion, the legislative minority caucus has not adequately answered several important questions about unintended consequences.Chad Hutchison
OPINION: If you try to imagine a world without fossil fuels, you probably won’t get beyond cars and snowmachines before you start to realize the gravity of the situation. But it goes much farther than that.Carey Restino
OPINION: It is difficult to find a balance in making fisheries policy, but substantial reductions in halibut bycatch can be achieved by other means, and we should build on that, not ignore it and just cut the cap so deeply. That doesn’t seem balanced. Shirley Marquardt
OPINION: It's fitting that summer begins on Memorial Day, when we remember those who paid with their lives to keep our summer of freedom.  Laddie Shaw
OPINION: Nationally and in Alaska, we've been richly blessed this past week with political dysfunction.Shannyn Moore