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OPINION: Sen. Berta Gardner invites Drue Pearce to put aside partisan attacks and join the vast number of successful women who work for Alaska's future even if it doesn't score them political points.

OPINION: Kevin Clarkson, and other defenders of Gov. Parnell, are missing the big picture. Parnell's actions do not pass a "reasonable governor" test.Keith Muschinske
OPINION: It is unfortunate that Gov. Parnell continues to decline Bill Walker’s invitation for a one-hour statewide live TV debate on natural gas projects. Rather, it seems he prefers to rely on state employees to do his campaigning on this critical project.Craig Richards
OPINION: Confronting conflict with frankness and honesty isn’t a mundane chore for my dad -- it's in his very nature.Rachel Parnell
LETTERS: Readers hold forth on hot topics, including local judges, Don Young and the neverending saga of Uber, as the election approaches.Alaska Dispatch News
OPINION: It's time to put education ahead of questionable multi-hundred-million and multi-billion-dollar pet projects.Les Gara
OPINION: When students come to school each day, they deserve to be safe and treated with respect by everyone in the building, including visitors.Ed Graff
OPINION: Anchorage voters should approve AO 37 in order to give future mayors and assemblies the tools to make the unions work for Anchorage, not the other way around.Jennifer Johnston
OPINION: There are several very good reasons to vote against Gov. Sean Parnell, but one more is that another term for him would be catastrophic for wildlife and habitat.Bill Sherwonit

OPINION: Deciding whether Alaska should follow other states and legalize and control marijuana sales is a difficult question, but we won't be able to answer it for ourselves if we don't engage the issue together.