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Alaska needs legislation, not lawsuits, on Medicaid

On Tuesday, the Legislative Council, a special panel of the Alaska Legislature, voted 10-1 to spend $450,000 on a lawsuit against Gov. Bill Walker. There are few words to express our disappointment.

Tragedy in Roanoke

The horrible murder of two local journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, has affected me more than I thought it would. Journalists are taught early on to compartmentalize. As a local TV reporter, I saw bodies from plane crashes and victims of mass murder.

by Cal Thomas

What's different this time in Korean standoff

SEOUL, South Korea - For years, North Korea's litany of threats has been largely dismissed. Seoul, after all, is still not drowning in a "sea of fire," despite Pyongyang's repeated promises to make it so.

by FOSTER KLUG

What others say: Bennett's visit reason for cautious optimism

It's no secret that when it comes to the topic of transboundary mining issues, the opinion pages of the Juneau Empire have flowed one direction.

Op-ed: The GOP field that failed

The rise of Donald Trump is, in part, a function of a vacuum.
He is thriving in a Republican field that is large, talented and, so far, underwhelming. To paraphrase Bruce Springsteen, there's 17 candidates and nothing on. Except Donald Trump.

by Rich Lowry

Still searching for health care solutions

Access to affordable, timely health care - or lack thereof - continues to make headlines here on the Kenai Peninsula.
Last Monday, U.S. Sen.

Local governments can't wait on climate change

“Think global, act local” is, yes, a cliché, but it’s also a reality for borough, city and village leaders across Alaska who must confront the direct impacts of global climate change....
by Alice Ruby, Denise Michels, John Duffy, Lamar Cotten, Maija Katak Lukin, Mike Navarre, Mike Taylor, Randy Robertson and Walt Wrede

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