Commentary

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
Mike Hanley lost Alaska’s top education job for the same reason that makes sustained school improvement difficult: political interference.Charles Wohlforth
OPINION: Whether the Taj MaHawker lawsuit goes forward or not, Alaskans should demand the Legislature pass two laws to address the rampant corruption and government lawlessness. Jim Gottstein
OPINION: Forest Service plans for Prince William Sound endanger what makes the Sound a treasure.Kate McLaughlin,Dean Rand