Opinions

In defense of the plastic bag ban

Our carbon footprints and disposable plastics are creating a less and less habitable world for many species, including us.

Red lantern award for education

Alaska students don’t measure up when it comes to nationwide standards. The Legislature needs to do more for schools.

A tip for Tariff Man

These tariffs function exactly like taxes. By imposing them, you have in effect raised taxes on most Americans. You have made Americans poorer.

Letter: Eagle River thanks

Thanks to the gas station attendants, hardware store workers, clerks, cashiers, waitresses, musicians and actors.

Letter: Shaken pets

It took a while for me to settle after the quake, but it has taken longer for my roommates.

Letter: Election conclusions

Even though there is some truth in his statement that the PFD has “cemented citizens’ role as takers,” I would bet that had the PFD never been mentioned by either campaign, Dunleavy would still have won.

Letter: Wasteful idling

What could be more wasteful and polluting than a truck sitting at idle for no good reason?

Letter: Mental health care reform

I spent five months locked in Alaska Psychiatric Institute. I suffered because of poor policies and lack of rights which contributed to mistreatment.

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