Guest Commentary

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Commentary: CR/PWSMA opposes oil and gas exploration in Gulf of Alaska

Proposed offshore drilling would interfere with fishing and with oil spill response activities, writes Christa Hoover.
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Commentary: Special session needs to fix Permanent Fund

Politicians have made a habit of holding Permanent Fund dividends hostage from the public, write Clem Tillion and Rick Halford.

Commentary Support the Young Fishermen’s Development Act

In short, young fishermen need to know how to catch fish, but they also need to know how to manage a business, stay up to date on ever evolving regulations, and of equal importance, they must learn how to become effective advocates for the ocean, healthy fisheries and their own sustainable fishing business.

Commentary: Majority of Alaska small businesses lack disaster plan

One in four businesses won't reopen after a major disaster, writes Jeremy Field, regional administrator for the U.S. Small Businesses Administration.

Commentary: Heat-stressed salmon are Alaska’s climate stress canary

Salmon are under critical threat from climate change, writes Marine Stewardship Council Regional Fisheries Director Kate Troll.
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Commentary: Rein in state spending gradually

Alaska has gotten off track under the present state administration, writes economist Robert R. Richards.
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Commentary: Bipartisan determination to protect Alaska from Gov. Dunleavy

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has united Alaska against himself, write Arliss Sturgulewski and Vic Fischer.
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Commentary: Governor’s ‘open for business’ formula contributes to positive economic outlook

Our future is bright, writes Tamika Ledbetter, Alaska Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development.

Commentary: Dunleavy’s Three Big Lies

Maybe the kindest thing to say about Gov. Mike Dunleavy is he has no idea what he is doing. Perhaps he is so...

Commentary: Time to Speak Out

By Joseph E. Usibeli Sr. and Peggy ShumakerFor The Cordova TimesUp until now, we...



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