Editorials

What happened to all the ferries?

The ferry system needs a comprehensive long-term strategy that’s insulated from the short-term election cycle.

A tax all Alaskans can agree on

The state fuel tax hasn’t been updated in 50 years, and our roads are suffering. It’s long past time.

GoFundMe government is no way to run a state

$60,000 isn’t a lot of money for the state and it can surely be found somewhere. But services for rural communities shouldn’t be treated as an extra step.

Alaska needs to get real on rural justice

The state isn’t treating the problem with the urgency that a public safety emergency demands. It’s time to change that.

To toke, or not to toke?

The wording of the city ballot measure for on-site marijuana smoking at pot shops is complicated, but it boils down to a simple proposition.

The constitutional amendment Alaska needs

Agreements to be fiscally responsible, or even statutes requiring it, are of little use when push comes to shove.

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