OPINION: Alaska's budget deficit requires smarter cuts than those the Legislature's majorities have offered.

Rep. Les Gara
OPINION: Anchorage is known for its trails; let's be as well-known for a trail etiquette that has us looking out for one another.Frank Baker
OPINION: Republican majority puts its agenda ahead of Alaska's agenda, and that can only make our budget woes worse. Rep. Andy Josephson
OPINION: I'd prefer to think lawmakers wanted to take a break so they could be home on Mother’s Day. But no matter how hard I try, I can’t buy it. So why did they really do it?Elise Patkotak
OPINION: Longtime Republican says lawmakers need to understand that investment in education is like investment in defense - essential in an increasingly competitive world.Will Hastings
OPINION: GOP lawmakers take a vacation when they should be taking care of Alaska's business.Rep. Chris Tuck
OPINION: Anchorage orthodontist who hired Amy Demboski 20 years ago says the same qualities that made her an excellent employee will maker her an excellent mayor. John Sparaga
OPINION: The last week of mayoral runoff race turned ugly, but Berkowitz campaign stayed on the high road. Ethan Berkowitz
OPINION: Co-host of radio show says Ethan Berkowitz did argue that, as consenting adults, a father and son should be able to marry.Bernadette Wilson
OPINION: With Berkowitz, we'll have more government in the city of Anchorage. Paul Jenkins