Caroline Venuti. (Photo courtesy Caroline Venuti)

Candidate Point of View: Caroline Venuti

Venuti: ‘The most effective City Council Member is one who listens’

 

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Point of View: Celebrate those who recover from addiction this month

September is national recovery month, an international observance to celebrate the millions of people in recovery from substance use. Most of us know someone who… Continue reading

 

Candidate Point of View: George Hall

Hall: Build the deep water port

 

Candidate Point of View: Donna Robertson Aderhold

Aderhold: ‘Wag more, bark less’

Candidate Point of View: Ken Castner

Castner: ‘What does it mean to be a citizens’ Mayor?

Raymond Walker. (Photo courtesy Raymond Walker)

Candidate Point of View: Raymond Walker

Raymond Walker: ‘No new taxes on my watch’

Raymond Walker. (Photo courtesy Raymond Walker)
Rachel Lord. (Photo courtesy Rachel Lord)

Candidate Point of View: Rachel Lord

Lord: ‘We can listen to one another and sometimes agree to disagree, but still with humor and kindness’

Rachel Lord. (Photo courtesy Rachel Lord)

Point of View: ‘Tis the season of the vote

We celebrate many seasons and events throughout the year, secular, religious, astrological, and now is “The Season of the Vote.” Let’s celebrate by acknowledging who… Continue reading

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Point of View: Trump Jr. should think about economic benefit of Pebble to area

Recent news from Donald Trump Jr. regarding Pebble Mine and the dividend Pebble is heavily promoting has me thinking about a few things that warrant… Continue reading

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                                Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, talks with Department of Administration Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka following a House Administration Committee Finance Subcommittee meeting in this January 2020 photo.

Point of View: Addressing questions and concerns about pandemic-related contract

“So let’s talk straight: We had several bids, but none from an Alaskan company.”

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                                Rep. Andi Story, D-Juneau, talks with Department of Administration Commissioner Kelly Tshibaka following a House Administration Committee Finance Subcommittee meeting in this January 2020 photo.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Juneau Empire file photo)

Dunleavy: Keeping Alaska’s economy healthy

To date, the SBA has very successfully provided Alaskan businesses with over $1.7 billion in aid.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Juneau Empire file photo)
The state ferry M/V Tustumena pulls into the Homer Harbor on Monday, June 8, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Point of View: Ferry system working to keep service running despite pandemic

Over the past 18 months, Alaska’s ferry system faced unprecedented challenges: a reduced budget, a strike, unanticipated mechanical and structural issues with five aging ships,… Continue reading

The state ferry M/V Tustumena pulls into the Homer Harbor on Monday, June 8, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Point of View: Trails offer respite during pandemic stress

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Alaska Voices: Major oil companies can afford to pay fair share

If you are an Alaskan, you should vote to amend SB21 to be fair by voting “yes” on Prop 1.

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Point of View: Increasing pollution may push Cook Inlet beluga whale towards extinction

There is an enduring struggle in Cook Inlet to balance developing natural resources while protecting the watershed’s rich biodiversity and thriving tourism and fishing industries.… Continue reading

Point of View: Why doing the right thing for UAA means a fall semester online

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Alaska and across the country, university administrators have grappled with the difficult question of how… Continue reading

Candidate Point of View: Kelly Cooper

Dear Alaskans of District 31, I’m writing to ask for your vote on Nov. 3. You may know my voice from listening in to Kenai… Continue reading

Alaska Senate District P candidate John Cox. (Photo courtesy John Cox)

Point of View: Remodeling Alaska’s fishing industry

On the 18th of August there will be two issues that will be brought to the forefront of today’s political arena and decided: Alaska’s binding… Continue reading

Alaska Senate District P candidate John Cox. (Photo courtesy John Cox)

Point of View: Your opinion matters

This week All Homer area community members will be receiving a colorful postcard in their mailboxes and post office boxes. Don’t clump it with your… Continue reading

Candidate Point of View: Sarah Vance

Dear Friends, it has been my pleasure serving you in the Alaska Legislature. We have experienced some challenging times together, but I believe the best… Continue reading

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