Guest Commentary


Commentary: Legislature will shield Alaskans from pandemic’s economic fallout

The legislature will make an extraordinary effort to meet Alaskans' needs during the coronavirus pandemic, write Sens. Bert Stedman, Cathy Giessel and Natasha von Imhof.

Commentary: Don’t forget the marine highway

Even while responding to the coronavirus pandemic, Alaskans mustn't allow the issue of ferry service to slip from their radar, writes Bill Thomas.

Commentary: Northern Edge military trainings should not be in GOA in May

The U.S. Navy must take careful precaution not to harm Alaska marine life during its training exercises, write Skye Steritz and Carol Hoover.

Commentary: The time to act is now, before widespread community transmission

Before every pandemic, officials are criticized for overreacting; afterward, the criticism is that they should have done more, writes Dr. Anne Zink.

Commentary: Shut down now or face the consequences

Social distancing, alone, will not be enough to stop the spread of the coronavirus, writes Mark Roye.
The M/V Aurora prepares for its final 2019 passenger run out of Cordova. (Sept. 19, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Commentary: No prejudged outcome for AMHS reshaping group

The Alaska Marine Highway Reshaping Work Group will approach Alaska's ferry service without preconceptions, writes Tom Barrett.
Photo courtesy of skeeze/Pixabay

Commentary: Feed and speed the recall of Gov. Dunleavy

Like the Iditarod, the effort to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy will require determination and careful planning, writes Jeff King.

Commentary: Copper River Basin Symposium nurtures collaboration

The Copper River Basin Symposium helped develop conservation efforts throughout the region, writes Robin Wayo.

Commentary: Why has Hilcorp developed the nickname ‘Spillcorp’?

Alaskans should take a hard look at the environmental record of Hilcorp, the company that now owns a near-majority stake in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, writes Margi Dashevsky.

Commentary: Please become a blood donor

Thirty-seven percent of Alaskans are eligible to donate blood, but less than 2 percent actually do, writes Robert Scanlon.



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