Commentary

OPINION: Sen. Mike Dunleavy has just managed to take legislation designed to empower children against sexual abuse and turn it into something that actually undermines that objective.Marcelle McDannel
OPINION: Erin's Law should stand on its own merits and pass the Legislature without the burden of Sen. Mike Dunleavy's pet riders.Jessica Cler
OPINION: Diversifying and increasing access to emergency care in South Anchorage and Eagle River can only help the community.Jennifer Dow
OPINION: Mayor Dan does battle over his legacy, but his words further diminish a record that could have been so much better.Mike Dingman
OPINION: Alaska's GOP follows the national party script, and that has helped clinch election victories for independent Bill Walker and Democrat Ethan Berkowitz.John Havelock
OPINION: Democrats offer a budget that cuts more than Republicans do -- and still supports schools, state workers and Medicaid expansion.Rep. Les Gara
OPINION: Didn't hear from those Republican legislative leaders during their vacation? Didn't think so.Elise Patkotak
OPINION: Legislature can break the budget deadlock if Democrats are willing to compromise.Rep. Mike Chenault
OPINION: We will not let thousands of Alaskans lose their paychecks starting July 1 as Gov. Bill Walker has threatened. That is not the right thing to do. We in the legislative majority will lead Alaska out of this fiscal crisis.Sen. Kevin Meyer
OPINION: Alaska is facing a government shut-down because the legislative majority is not accustomed to negotiate with the minority, and the minority is standing firm to honor promises made to children, seniors and workers.Vince Beltrami