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OPINION: If Anchorage is serious about attracting employers and employees who value a livable city, we need to roll up our sleeves and make the city streets more welcoming of bicycles and pedestrians.Brian Litmans
Are Americans now so clueless they have to be told to put on warm clothes before going out the in the cold? Watching the media bloviate about the latest winter storm on the East Coast, one would think so.Craig Medred
OPINION: Addled by alcohol, bruised by the street, even those lost to the endless loop call someplace home.Elise Patkotak
OPINION: Gov. Walker makes his own choices for state boards and commissions, but he should have thought twice before choosing Roland Maw.Karl Johnstone
OPINION: Obama needs to listen to reason, not environmental extremists, for a wiser ANWR policy that works for Alaska and America.Jim Plaquet
OPINION: Alaska is better off with oil tax reform in place, but changing anything now would send the wrong signal to companies already pulling back in the Lower 48 because of low prices.Kara Moriarty
OPINION: Alaskans should get used to the notion that one way or another, we'll have to pay our share to keep the state running.John Havelock
OPINION: Our system of justice is founded on the notion that an adversarial contest is ideal for ferreting out the truth, except when it comes to grand juries and their decisions about whether to charge someone with a crime.Marcelle McDannel
OPINION: The bill to tip balance of Judicial Council will skew the balance of the secular and religious spheres.Rev. Matt Schultz
OPINION: Alaska's Criminal Justice Commission could evolve Alaska's system from worst to first if commissioners and elected officials can see the opportunities.H. Thompson Prentzel III