Commentary

The Anchorage School Board apparently violated the Alaska Open Meetings Act in October when it decided in secret not to renew the contract of Superintendent Ed Graff, according to the state's foremost authority on the law.

Charles Wohlforth
COMMENT: If Alaska hopes to have a stable, educated and healthy future workforce, it needs to take care of it now, while it’s still in diapers, or spend exponentially more down the road.Jill Burke
OPINION: Moving the Anchorage legislative office to the Atwood Building may be popular but it's the wrong move for Alaska.Mark Pfeffer
OPINION: If we fail to invest in Alaska's university, we guarantee Alaska's decline. We must be wiser than that.Kate Quick
OPINION: If repeal of the Anchorage LGBT ordinance ever goes to a public vote in Anchorage, it will be a good time to build bridges to those in the middle -- and build a stronger community. Mike Dingman
Hundreds of pounds of explosives detonated on the Tanana River near Delta Junction will kill fish, but the blasts may help save a house from being washed away. Dermot Cole
OPINION: Taj MaHawker is no place for Alaska's public servants; they'll have to rough it in the Atwood Building.Elise Patkotak
OPINION: Alaska’s fiscal realities would be easier to navigate if lawmakers would apply Occam's Razor, a time-honored principle of sound reasoning.Holly A. Bell
OPINION: Alaska Legislature should re-examine a state code that hinders small businesspeople from seeking office and serving Alaska.David Jensen
OPINION: Alaska can't afford oil tax credits, and industry can't pay more on barrels selling at negative net. Roger Marks