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OPINION: Despite the two nations' conflicting interests in other regions of the world, there are four major reasons for the U.S. to strongly consider cooperating with Russia in the Arctic.
OPINION: The rigorous mind-training that the discipline of philosophy provides is important to the future of University of Alaska Fairbanks students, and to the entire state.
OPINION: The Alaska Energy Authority strains credibility by suggesting that the Susitna-Watana mega-dam would improve habitat in Alaska's fourth-largest king salmon river.
OPINION: The Alaska Board of Game is supposed to represent the interests of all Alaskans, not tilt toward any one interest group.
Alaska's Board of Game is reportedly trying to manage moose populations at carrying capacity and for maximum yield. Professionals know those two goals are mutually exclusive.
A journalism professor whose draft conference paper provoked a strong response from Bill McAllister, a former Palin administration spokesman, explains.
One of the many items on the agenda for the new legislative session is Governor Parnell's proposal to establish a $400 million endowment for merit scholarships. Alaskan students will be able to use the scholarship to attend in-state universities or vocational schools. The amount a student receives will be based upon his or her high school grade point average.
Anchorage property taxes are too low -- at least for some property owners.
Some people say our state's public education system is in dire straits. Our performance in terms of student achievement, graduation, and dropout rates lags behind many other states and is dismal when compared to most of the world's leading nations.