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OPINION: The new administration of Gov.-elect Bill Walker will have to act transparently and decisively to follow through on its campaign message to "put Alaska First," and it will have to start doing so soon.Alice Rogoff
OPINION: Commentators have labeled Bruce Springsteen’s Veterans Day performance at the Concert for Valor held on the National Mall anti-military and anti-American. They are totally wrong.Alan Boraas
OPINION: Alaska needs an enlightened grievance avenue for disabled psychiatric patients -- not just an answering machine.Faith Myers,Dorrance Collins
OPINION: Dan Sullivan and I disagreed on many issues, but now he is senator, and it is time to move forward to address Alaska’s needs.Mark Begich
Businesses shouldn't tempt people to their deaths with offers of helping make them famous in ways big or small. And yet businesses do. And from the reactions to Clif Bar's actions, they will continue.Craig Medred
OPINION: Somewhere around 20 percent of eligible voters chose a Republican majority for the Senate but because the majority is slim, it will not result in accomplishments.Elise Patkotak
Although there were a number of sightings, the Anchorage black bears did not appear to become habituated to people. This may have been due, at least in part, to Government Hill residents’ innovative use of an online application, Nextdoor, to trade information.Alli Harvey
OPINION: Political attack ads are intended to affect voting. But what have they been teaching children?Rick Sinnott
OPINION: Alaskans, ever unpredictable in the ballot box, have not disappointed in 2014.Mike Dingman
OPINION: Governor-elect Walker should remember his convictions and show a healthy regard for those who didn't vote for him.Kevin Clarkson