OPINION: Here in Alaska we have a chance to develop differently than the rest of the nation. We have a chance to let the original laws of the land influence policy and our ways of thinking.Chantelle Pence
COMMENTARY: Fairbanks Sen. Pete Kelly says that a disaster is coming that will send energy prices sky high. To prepare, he says, Alaska needs to build massive coal-fired power plants that it may not use. Does this make any sense? Not to me.Dermot Cole
COMMENTARY: It all started as sound. Sort of like a big truck driving by, followed closely by an endless freight train with a landslide crashing down. A sound I remember to this day. A sound I haven't heard since 1964.Dan Kendall
It all started as sound. Sort of like a big truck driving by, followed closely by an endless freight train with a landslide crashing down. A sound I remember to this day. A sound I haven't heard since 1964.
OPINION: Judges chosen for their political beliefs instead of their legal smarts are a lawyer's nightmare, and their bad decisions increase costs for everyone else, including the public.Marcelle McDannel
OPINION: Carrying a firearm in public is an exercise of two fundamental rights, and restricting the practice requires a “compelling state interest” and it must be done using the “least restrictive means” possible.John Coghill
OPINION: The state of Washington is considering a program -- similar to a successful one in Alaska -- to train young people in mid-level dentistry, something that would especially benefit that state's Native American tribes. But the state's dental association is pushing back.Mark Trahant
OPINION: The truth is that sport hunters are really subsistence hunters who can no longer afford to rely on the land to provide the food they need. Increasingly, that applies to all of us.Keith Searles