Commentary

Most people know me as a journalist. Since moving to Alaska I have embraced another title: cancer survivor. Matthew Simon
Scholarships for Alaska students who make the grade should be a priority for lawmakers in 2010.
We jumped on the state's energy audit program. You have an auditor come and tell you where the leaks are in your house, how efficient your furnace is, where you need more insulation.
I've lived in Anchorage for 50 years, and our homeless problem is the worst I've ever seen it.Richard Rhyner
A recent New York Times article should make Alaskans think. The headline was "The Oil Industry is on a Roll This Year with New Discoveries."Brad Keithley
I pulled a stocking hat over my head, zipped up a pile jacket, wrapped my legs in a blanket and watched football, trying to get a feel for how Mayor Sullivan may ask us to live.Craig Medred
Tighter disclosure rules on overdraft fees will help consumers make better decisions.
We're ready, in case natural gas supplies don't meet demand during a cold spell.
Cruise tourism has been in the news lately, including stories of a lawsuit advanced by the Alaska Cruise Association claiming that the 2006 voter-approved passenger excise tax is illegal. Some recent history will explain what is really going on.Chip Thoma
Safety standards for the Alaska commercial fishing fleet should be the highest in the world, and the Coast Guard should have the authority to enforce them.