In the wake of a tumultuous election season, now is a good time to seek a model of political goodwill that has been sorely missing from our state since Governor Dunleavy took office two years ago. It’s amazing how extreme partisanship has infected the most recent round of campaigning, giving…

There have been several letters to the editor lately written by very conservative-leaning people using the word “socialism” in a very disparaging way. This word has become a code word for anyone, including myself, who self-identifies as a liberal, progressive, moderate or even a middle-of-th…

I spent four years overseeing Alaska’s elections as lieutenant governor. During that time, as well as during my earlier years as a legislator, I developed a keen appreciation for how much our representative government depends on an election process that is simple, transparent, impartial and honest.

We are former attorneys general of the state of Alaska. We served Republican, Democratic, and Alaskan Independence Party governors. We were appointed by Governors Egan, Sheffield, Cowper, Hickel, Knowles, Parnell, and Walker. Our service stretches back over 50 years.

As pastors of large Christian congregations in Fairbanks and Anchorage, we write to express our view behind and reasoning for joining with the Alaskans For Judicial Reform Campaign to oppose Alaska Supreme Court Justice Susan Carney, who is up for retention on the Nov. 3 ballot.

If Alaska votes yes on Ballot Measure 1, it will reduce oil tax credits that goes to the producers, and give more money to Alaska. The criticism of this proposition is that the state needs to induce more investment in the oil industry in order to create jobs. However, the oil industry more s…

I am a teacher and parent of a high school student and I am ready to open schools. As a parent, I know my child is not learning as much as she could be. As a teacher, I know the combination of compressing a whole semester into a quarter and doing it in a remote setting is an unrealistic expe…

Most Alaskans have little personal knowledge or information concerning how state judges and justices are performing their jobs. Thus, over the course of my time as a lawyer in Alaska, friends and acquaintances who are deciding whether to vote to retain a judge or justice have often asked me …

To the editor: As a certified public accountant, I have had the pleasure of working with Bart LeBon in his banking capacity for over 30 years, assisting our mutual clients in finding financing solutions. As an involved community member, it has been hard to miss Bart as he stands out in a crowd!


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