Commentary

OPINION: With the defeat of Robert Ruffner's nomination to the Alaska Board of Fisheries, the Kenai River Sportfishing Association has crossed ethical lines and lost any claim on community support.Dwight Kramer
OPINION: To a bear's nose, the city of Anchorage is one massive pile of delicious, nutritious garbage. And that causes problems. Unfortunately, the most popular solution for decades has been not to deal with the trash, but to relocate the bears.Rick Sinnott
OPINION: Senate leaders' school cuts were an ambush, and the losers are Alaska's kids and lawmakers proven unworthy of trust.Michael O'Brien
OPINION: What does a new poll of public perception mean for the United States as it takes the chairmanship of the Arctic Council?Drue Pearce
OPINION: Too many Alaska lawmakers forget that they are public servants, not the public's masters.Mike Dingman
OPINION: A workforce united cannot be defeated. That is a truth which American workers have done well to remember throughout the decades, and it's one we honor on a day to recognize workers worldwide.Peter Blanas
OPINION: Our GOP lawmakers love to decry bloated, inefficient government. Then they practice what they preach against.Elise Patkotak
OPINION: Patty Ginsburg and Steve Lindbeck are the 2015 winners of the Shining Lights Award, recognizing people in the community who live in ways that "repair the world."Michael Oblath
OPINION: A little known birth defect, congenital diaphragmatic hernia afflicts as many babies as do cystic fibrosis and spina bifida, and has a fatality rate of 50 percent. With awareness will come research for a cure.Jillee S. Brown
Spring is the time of year many of us rise off the couch, squint into the distance and muse out loud to a loved one or the dull roar of canned applause on TV: “I think I would like to sign up for a run this summer."Alli Harvey