Commentary

OPINION: Calm yourselves, Buckeyes, for Denali is the right name for Alaska's mightiest mountain.

Mike Dingman
OPINION: I predict the state loses its appeal in the decision to allow Alaska Native land to be placed into federal trust, but two things can be done in that case.Donald Craig Mitchell
OPINION: Tribal voices were conspicuously absent at Arctic Shipping conference; they need to be heard from the start. Pictured: Walrus haul out on sea ice near King Island in the Bering Sea, where shipping has increased and likely will continue to do so.Natalie Landreth
OPINION: Kotzebue is a far cry from road-system Alaska, Mr. President, as you'll learn in the midst of a heartfelt welcome.John Creed and Susan B. Andrews
OPINION: American unions have lost much of their power -- and America's workers have paid the price.Elise Patkotak
OPINION: Every Alaskan must live with love, respect and responsibility to overcome the scourges and suicide and abuse afflicting us.Cynthia Erickson
The simple fact is that siphoning billions from savings every year without a transition plan is a recipe for economic chaos. It endangers the state’s bond rating, weakens investors' confidence and limits options for Alaska’s future.Dermot Cole
OPINION: It is disappointing that the officials charged with coordinating the president's visit chose not to engage in such conversations or recognize, that even in the 21st century, aviation in Alaska is still vastly different from everywhere else in America.Colleen Mondor
OPINION: Arctic oil spill cleanup plans are optimistic at best, and they won't get the job done in a major spill.Bill Stringer
A major meeting between three heads of state -- Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin -- during World War II almost happened in Fairbanks, Alaska.Dermot Cole