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OPINION: Alaska has a chance to create a unified system for subsistence management that includes Native tribes as well as federal and state entities.Roswell Schaeffer Sr.
OPINION: Alaska would break new political ground in this red-against-blue world by becoming the only state with non-partisan statewide elections, and it's not so far-fetched an idea given the state's purple voters and zeal for trailblazing.Mike Dingman
OPINION: Men who drunkenly beat their wives and children should not be allowed any position of influence, power or honor, and the new lieutenant governor has an opportunity to set the tone.Elise Patkotak
For first-time winter campers, consider someplace a little more accommodating than a tent, so you can gauge how you feel about the experience.Alli Harvey
It wasn't that long ago that headlamps costing $100 and up couldn't begin to come close to matching this cheap-o. And now they're in the bottom of a basket in the mudroom, unlikely to ever be used again. Craig Medred
The coyote population has maintained relatively normal fluctuations based on cycles of their prey, primarily snowshoe hares and voles. When these animals are scarce, coyotes will eat a variety of things. Carrion from wolf kills ranks high.John Schandelmeier
OPINION: Gov. Walker, give us a Fish and Game commissioner who knows that science and sustainability depend on the laws of nature, not politics.Stephen F. Stringham
OPINION: Alaska can reach through icy U.S.-Russia relations to create more cooperation on Arctic issues and benefit the whole region.Nils Andreassen
OPINION: Alaska cannot afford to be a follower in the effort to mitigate the long-term effects of ocean acidification on the ecology we all depend on.Hannah Heimbuch
OPINION: A 92-year-old music teacher in intensive care in Homer delights to hear an old friend and student tell her about Bill Walker's inauguration.Shannyn Moore

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