Commentary

OPINION: Too many people who don't care are trashing the coal hills country near Sutton. Time to say enough is enough -- and back it up.George Rauscher
OPINION: Wisdom demands long-range, steady investment in the University of Alaska.Jim Johnsen
OPINION: Republicans try to distract us from their inability to resolve Alaska's budget gap with anything close to fairness.Shannyn Moore
Without a tripling of oil prices, the Legislature will have no choice a year from now but to use a few billion dollars of Permanent Fund earnings to cover state expenses. Dermot Cole
After hiding her sexual identity and her race, Jenny Miller wants to tell stories of people with two spirits. Starting with herself.Charles Wohlforth
OPINION: Rush to settle Alaska's budget deficit reminds of the risks in serving the interests of the few at the expense of the many.Paul Jenkins
OPINION: Sustainable fishery management requires knowledge, skill and backbone. Theresa Peterson and Buck Laukitis meet the requirements.Darren Platt
OPINION: It is imperative that the United States become a full treaty partner with other member nations, especially those with Arctic claims, in order to take cooperative action.Tim Benintendi
OPINION: Alaska's corrections officers have one of the toughest jobs in the state, and the last thing they need is a leader like Dean Williams.Mike Dingman
OPINION: It's 400 years since the Bard died, but his words live, and still have power to lift us out of the ordinary.Steve Haycox