We have a big problem with child abuse in Alaska, and not addressing this is leading to much costlier and harder-to-address problems later.
The influx of patients and the limited capacity of our health care facilities present potentially catastrophic consequences for our communities.
OPINION: Erin's Law passage will help protect Alaska's children from sexual abuse at little economic cost; there's no good reason for delay.
OPINION: Alaska shouldn't hesitate to require the labeling of all genetically modified food.
OPINION: With declining oil revenues, Alaska is due for a change in attitude toward budgeting, something that is more realistic and strategic.
OPINION: The Legislature is close to making real progress in giving our Alaska kids the tools they need to stand up to sexual abuse. But, we need to follow through and pass this priority legislation known as Erins Law.
We stand at an extraordinary historical moment for our nation: For the first time, we have elected an African-American president in an election that inspired young and old, people of all races and faiths, men and women, rich and poor.