Guest Commentary


Commentary: After Glasgow failure, G20 must meet to address the climate crisis

Despite 30 years of United Nations climate change conferences, global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, and the climate crisis continues to worsen, writes Rick Steiner.
Soft ginger snaps and chocolate cookies served at Heidi Weise’s table. (Dec. 20, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith

Commentary: This holiday season, shop Cordova first

Small Business Saturday arrives tomorrow, giving Cordovans a great opportunity to shop local, writes Christi Banks.

Letter to the Editor: A day for gratitude

Thanksgiving has been set aside as a day to give God thanks, writes the Rev. Michael Kim.

Fish Tales: What was gillnetting like in the ’50s?

Commercial fisherman Enok Philip (Phil) Lian reflects on gillnetting in the '40s and '50s.
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Better Business Bytes: Don’t let shortages spoil your holiday shopping

Snags in the supply chain are expected to make popular gifts harder to come by this year. The COVID-19 pandemic has created shortages in essential items needed to make many of the products that typically fill holiday wish lists.

Commentary: Now is not the time to leave Alaskans out in the cold

The Biden administration has attacked domestic energy production, resulting in skyrocketing energy prices for Alaskans, writes Gov. Mike Dunleavy.

Commentary: Saluting the memory of two seafood industry visionaries

Larry Cotter reflects on the legacies of seafood industry leaders Clem Tillion and Chuck Bundrant.

Commentary: Party politics should take a back seat to Alaskans’ rights

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has undermined schools and harmed rural and urban Alaskans alike, writes Les Gara.

Commentary: Government needs power to negotiate drug prices

Free market solutions to drug pricing result in exorbitant markups that deprive Americans of life-saving medication, writes Dr. Nell Loftin.

Commentary: Anti-science mobs threaten democracy

When an angry mob disrupted a meeting fo the Anchorage Assembly, it echoed the early days of fascism in Germany, writes Tim Bradner.



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