Commentary

OPINION: In a time when all Alaskans must suck it up and face a reinstatement of an income tax, it is also a time to do a thorough review of the appropriate tax structure for oil and gas.John Havelock
OPINION: Oil spill cleanup technology is little better now that it was when the Exxon Valdez hit Blight Reef - and that's reason enough to stay out of the Arctic.Shannyn Moore
OPINION: UAF chancellor's decision to remove Mississippi flag flies in the face of what a university should stand for.Paul Jenkins
Some experts said to go before or after low tide. Others said go before or after high tide. The best advice came from a guy who must have studied at the feet of Yogi Berra. He said it’s best to go whenever the fish are running.Dermot Cole
OPINION: There are many reasons not to expand Medicaid in Alaska, but let’s just talk about the most obvious ones.Sen. Pete Kelly
OPINION: Ending the state’s Akiachak appeal would turn the tide on Alaska's alarming public safety issues and display the governor’s genuine respect for the government-to-government relationship with Alaska’s tribes.Liz Medicine Crow,Troy A. Eid
OPINION: We can sprawl across a Knik Arm bridge, or we can keep our climate and our economy on the rails.Cynthia Wentworth
OPINION: Conrad Adenauer's comments on knowing your history to chart your future are worth reflection in Anchorage as we celebrate 100 years.Steve Haycox
OPINION: Healthier, safer children contribute to a healthier, safer Alaska. Our children need more angels to open their hearts and homes to provide the support needed to build resiliency in their young lives.Donna Walker
OPINION: Kids Count survey is encouraging for Alaska, but we have no cause for complacency.  Virgene Hanna