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OPINION: When it comes to reducing trawler bycatch, there's apparently good money to be made in prolonging the problem.

Joe Macinko
OPINION: Alaska looks like it'll be facing tighter budgets no matter what it decides to do with oil taxes, so our Legislature should just stop throwing money at improbable mega-projects.Pete Panarese
OPINION: While Alaska children have a good chance to get a balance between the two worlds of practical and abstract education, it's too bad that many children do not understand how good it feels to romp on a muddy beach dragging salmon from a net in the summer sunshine.Carey Restino
OPINION: The effects of child abuse will not go away until Alaska ends its epidemic.Alan Boraas
OPINION: After decades performing at the highest levels of its craft and attracting a steady stream of national accolades, Alaska Quarterly Review should not be considered as a possible cut in UAA's 2014 Prioritization Process.Don Rearden
OPINION: Oil and gas consultant Brad Keithley says he's spending $200,000 to help Alaska candidates who have the will to keep state spending at a sustainable level.Brad Keithley
OPINION: Appointing a special representative for the Arctic Region is a response to Alaskans’ demand for greater attention to the Arctic, and it reflects the importance that the U.S. places on the Arctic.Nils Andreassen
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

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