Commentary

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
OPINION: From a small business perspective, Medicaid expansion is the right call for Alaska.Rep. Adam Wool
OPINION: Anchorage needs a clarification of federal rules, a long-term snow dump lease and more community participation before any land swap that cedes park land to the airport.Rep. Matt Claman
OPINION: The troop reduction at JBER is disheartening, but it presents new opportunities, not only for personnel transitioning out of the military, but for this thriving city we call home.Bill Popp,Julie Saupe
OPINION: Not much has changed about Alaska's financial planning since before Mötley Crüe first dominated heavy metal music, unfortunately for all of us.Mike Dingman
COMMENTARY: Sen. Lisa Murkowski, speaking at the 6th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations in Washington, D.C. last week, said the Arctic has national significance for the U.S. and that infrastructure projects in the region aren't "just an earmark for Alaska."Mia Bennett
OPINION: "The Donald" may not stand a chance in a national election, but that’s not the point. Between now and then, his amoral hucksterism could do plenty of damage to our electoral process. Elise Patkotak
 Rep. Tammie Wilson, who is running for borough mayor in Fairbanks, wants to limit the borough’s ability to do anything about wood smoke pollution except to encourage people to breathe it.Dermot Cole