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Two years after the Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that closely held for-profit companies do not have to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage requirement if the company’s owners have moral or religious objections, this important health benefit is going back to the High Court.

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 7:38pm

I would like to make a request of a certain segment of the community, those who verbally abuse store workers who are just doing what their employer has instructed. Please stop. Liquor store clerks are required by state law and store policy to ask for ID. If you are offended, take it up with the stat...

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 8:55am

This concerns the push by some legislators in Juneau to prohibit smoking in public places. Obviously, there are strong opinions on both sides of the issue.

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 3:35pm

Saturday, Alaskans will have an opportunity to support a presidential candidate who’ll probably come around only once in our lifetime. Bernie Sanders believes that when we stand together and demand that this country work for all of us and not just the few, then we will transform America. It breaks...

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 9:14am

I called my Senators today. My recommendation for them is that they proceed with the Merrick Garland Hearings for the Supreme Court position. I’ve read about Judge Garland in the newspaper and he is a candidate that is worthy of a fair hearing. He oversaw the investigation and prosecution of the O...

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 9:02am

This year, the legislature has an opportunity to pass a law that will save money and save lives. Senate Bill 1, introduced by Senator Micciche and House Bill 328, introduced by Senator Talerico, will protect all Alaska workers from exposure to secondhand smoke and secondhand aerosol from e-cigarette...

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 9:00am

Regarding the Clarion’s article in Sunday morning’s paper “Kenai Planning and Zoning supports new airport zone, rejects commercializing 2 Spur highway lots”: Is the Planning and Zoning Commission finally paying attention to the citizens of Kenai? It appears they may be. It is good to see the...

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 2:52pm

Regarding Robert Ruffner’s confirmation hearing (Peninsula Clarion, March 11): a simple truth, Sen. Stoltze and Sen. Wielechowski, both lawmakers, do not know the law. The statutes on board of fish appointees says absolutely nothing about designated seats, but call for appointees with knowledge, i...

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 9:03am

Recently, the UAA Justice Center released the results of their most recent Alaska Victimization Survey which has shown a decline in Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence since 2010. In 2010, 12 out of 100 Alaskan women have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both during the pas...

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 8:49am

To the Alaskans who are concerned: It has come to my attention that Governor Walker is requesting the support of the citizenry in helping the budget crisis by accepting a state tax on their wages as well as the use of Permanent Fund monies in whatever form necessary. Had this crisis been the result ...

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 4:21pm


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