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OPINION: Bristol Bay salmon runs are too enduring and too valuable to risk for comparatively short-term Pebble mine wealth.

Norm Van Vactor
OPINION: Should the accountability of lawyers hinge on the ability of non-lawyers to prove a perfect case? Of course not. The standard for opening an investigation of alleged unethical conduct should be probable cause.Brant McGee
OPINION: Alaska Railroad's residential ROW use policy is driven by the railroad's statutory duty to preserve the integrity of the ROW, to protect public and employee safety, and to operate trains efficiently. Contrary to one recent opinion, the policy does not deprive anyone of any property rights.Linda Leary
OPINION: Recent Democratic fundraising attacks against my husband, independent candidate for governor Bill Walker, are unfounded and denigrate a good, hard-working Alaskan.Donna Walker
OPINION: For too long, high energy costs have put strains on Alaska families and continue to push businesses from profitability toward bankruptcy. The rising price of fuel, remote locations, and lack of statewide infrastructure requires creative, reliable solutions.Greg Porter

OPINION ROUND-UP: A lengthy selection of some of the best opinions and perspectives out of the dozens of comments we've published on the topic of Ballot Measure 1.

Alaska Dispatch News
OPINION: Alaskans have done a great job of advocating for what they think is right when it comes to the risks of the mining industry on Alaska waters. But increased activity in the Arctic region means we must broaden our perspective.Carey Restino | Arctic Sounder
OPINION: Ernest Gruening took pride in Alaska's Anti-Discrimination Act, but racism didn't vanish with the stroke of a pen.Michael Carey
OPINION: When I cast my key Senate vote in favor of SB 21, I had to take a leap of faith. But the burden of proof is on the industry. If I don't see promised results in the next three years, I'll take action.Click Bishop
OPINION: I’m voting yes on Tuesday to repeal SB 21. I'm optimistic that Alaskans can come together and craft a better deal, far better than the bad deal imposed by the politicians.Vic Fischer

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