Commentary

OPINION: Alaskans have a keen interest in enforcing the Dodd-Frank Act's provision for oil and gas financial transparency. Heather Arnett
OPINION: The Alaska Arctic Council Host Committee provides Alaskans with an opportunity to amplify the voices of state and local government, the private sector, community leaders and a variety of stakeholder groups and to engage the Arctic Council on issues important to Alaska.Craig Fleener,Nils Andreassen
OPINION: Alaska should examine how it can take advantage of Arctic development opportunities as Shell prepares for more offshore exploration.Frank Murkowski
OPINION: Gov. Walker gave the Alaska Legislature's GOP leadership the benefit of the doubt on Medicaid. They abused that generosity, so now Walker has acted on his own to benefit Alaskans. Shannyn Moore
OPINION: We must stop turning away from the uncomfortable nature of sexual assault and abuse, and must stop accepting domestic violence. Erin’s Law and the Alaska Safe Children’s Act is a first step in that direction.Carey Restino
OPINION: The Iran nuke deal is one more reason for Alaska to square its budget books with spending cuts and Permanent Fund earnings.Paul Jenkins
Fairbanks Sen. Pete Kelly has taken to saying that “government in Alaska has had a good run.” He says this as if he’s not part of the government.Dermot Cole
OPINION: Share your story of Alaska's beloved salmon at the time when they're most adorable, and send a picture of the streams you see them growing up in.Erin Harrington
OPINION: A new message taken from ancient sea levels adds more reason to motivate the world’s governments to get moving toward a zero-carbon economy as soon as possible.Irene Quaile, Deutsche Welle
OPINION: Gov. Bill Walker's decision to accept federal funds for the expansion of Medicaid in Alaska comes at exactly the wrong time, as a fiscal crisis looms for our state.Dave Morgan