Commentary

OPINION: Arctic oil spill cleanup plans are optimistic at best, and they won't get the job done in a major spill.Bill Stringer
A major meeting between three heads of state -- Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin -- during World War II almost happened in Fairbanks, Alaska.Dermot Cole
OPINION: Best available technology and environmental safeguards are essential as the United States pursues Arctic oil and gas exploration.Jan W. Mares
OPINION: Alaska must stop arguing the false choice between environment and development. We must face the realistic and tougher challenge of sustaining both -- and it can be done.David Parish
Climate change is here, and I can see it clearly from my Anchorage window. Going forward, we are responsible for what happens in nature. Steve Haycox
OPINION: President Obama, we hope your visit will help people who live outside Alaska understand what a warming Arctic means, and to grasp the imperative of leading us ahead with a proactive Arctic development policy.Alice Rogoff
OPINION: Judging by the questions, a recent Rasmuson poll was pushing Alaskans toward desired responses on the state budget.Paul Jenkins
Business leaders on the North Slope still fight for the outwardly conflicting positions of admitting the climate crisis while also supporting Arctic oil development. Just like President Obama. And, increasingly, like most Alaskans.Charles Wohlforth
OPINION: How is anyone surprised that President Obama isn't going out of his way to meet with Alaska's congressional delegation during his visit?Shannyn Moore
OPINION: Anchorage is ready to play its part in the wise opening of the Arctic region.Mayor Ethan Berkowitz
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