OPINION: It is ironic that Gov. Sean Parnell's administration is attempting to eliminate environmental protection safeguards yet is promoting the Susitna dam as a feel-good, mandatory renewable energy project.
OPINION: Despite one researcher's view, the "sport trophy" fish of Alaska's world-famous Kenai River, along with the people who fish them, did more than anyone or anything to preserve and protect the river habitat.Craig Medred
OPINION: For the second time in less than a year -- and the third time since 2008 -- residents are being asked to raise their voices in support of Anchorage’s beloved Coastal Trail, which again faces the specter of airport expansion.Bill Sherwonit
It's been a year since Joe Orr went peddling from JBER toward home on National Bike to Work Day, only to detour into extended hospital treatment. Why should drivers share the road or acknowledge bicyclists if there's no consequence to driving one down?Craig Medred
Cooperation on missile defense between South Korea and Japan would help blunt threats from North Korea. But Japanese officials' recent insensitivity to Imperial Japan's painful role in World War II, including forcing South Koreans to become 'comfort women,' works against cooperation.Daniel Sneider
OPINION: People who depend on Bristol Bay's unparallelled fishery resource can only speculate how the developers of Pebble mine intend to pay across eternity to secure billions of tons of poison left behind.Scott Coughlin