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Recent paid commentaries are antithesis of civil discourse

The ADF&G, Division of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) is constitutionally mandated to manage game using sustained yield principles. Within that mandate...

 

Upcoming changes to Community Waste Solutions

To all of those who took the time to respond to our Solid Waste Survey for Haines, I wanted to extend my sincere appreciation. Your input definitely...

 

Thank You for answering the call to "Help Us, Help Haines"

We here at The Salvation Army would like to personally thank the individuals and businesses who stepped up to “Help Us, Help Haines” this...

 

Recent paid commentaries are antithesis of civil discourse

The ADF&G, Division of Wildlife Conservation (DWC) is constitutionally mandated to manage game using sustained yield principles. Within that mandate...

 

It's time to quit hiding behind clouds

I admit it, I’ve gotten old. Never thought it would happen to me. Certainly not in the ‘60s, when I was in college. Not when my wife and I moved...

 

Response to Tom Faverty's Dec. 9th letter

You are the "Bear Expert " who tried to present a skeleton of a legally-harvested brown bear as a bear killed by a poacher in your last article to...

 

Should Eric Holle be canceled?

Eric Holle’s recent Zoom meeting comment when he, thinking he was muted, said “I’d like to kill Liz Cornejo,” and much of the reaction to it,...

 

Mayor Douglas Olerud's December 2nd disaster memorial speech

I want to say a few words to all of you about our loss, about trauma, and about healing and...

 

What if Santa rode a state ferry instead of a sleigh?

For the sake of this holiday political fable, let’s assume there is a Santa Claus and the all-knowing gift giver tracks your behavior 365 days a...

 

Policy on births and deaths

As an official record of our community, the Chilkat Valley News strives to report the births and deaths of all residents. Obituaries are available in...

 

State defends its right to cut non-existent taxes

There is an inescapable irony to the fact that Alaska joined with a dozen other states in suing the federal government over their right to cut taxes....

 

Just as bad an idea now as it was last time

The Alaska Constitution requires that every 10 years voters consider whether it’s time to elect and convene a group of several dozen Alaskans to...

 

Bear Crisis

I believe biologists Carl Koch and Anthony Crupi created the 2020 brown bear crisis, combined with Chilkoot River bear viewing activities. Biologists...

 

Editor's Note

I’d like to add a caveat to Keri Eggleston’s letter to the editor this week. While I agree that parents should consider some of the facts she...

 

State psychiatric doctors are not political appointees

Editorial from this week’s Wrangell Sentinel Doctors at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute are there to help make people think and feel better about...

 

I have a dream...

One of the great speeches of my lifetime immortalized that phrase with deep meaning and symbolism that will stretch far into the future beyond our...

 

Don't be symbol-minded

Last week I quoted several parents who spoke to the school board in opposition to mask requirements for their children. A reader criticized me for...

 

If we're addressing our sales tax code, it's past time to exempt groceries

If the assembly wants to make sales tax changes that benefit borough coffers and people's bank...

 

Donate to a nonprofit, not national politics

As if national campaigns haven’t turned nasty enough in recent years, the billions of dollars at stake in political fundraising is making it worse....

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    July 29, 2021

Bad time to rewrite the state constitution

The list of escalating Alaska political divides is growing faster than skunk cabbage in a rainforest. And it smells just as bad. The line-up for the...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    July 15, 2021

Alaskans need to hear real facts about budget

Could anything be more difficult than getting the Alaska Legislature to settle on a workable, affordable, sustainable fiscal plan for the state? Yes....

 

A fond farewell to the Henderson Garden Group

The Henderson Garden Group (HGG) originated when advancing age made it impossible for Bob Henderson to continue his garden without help. In 2009 he...

 

PFD does not belong in the constitution

Editorial from this week’s Wrangell Sentinel Alaskans have taken a collective leap over the embankment of common sense. We didn’t merely leave...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    July 8, 2021

Governor is wrong to call legal help for domestic violence victims a subsidy

The governor’s office got it wrong when it referred to $400,000 in state funding for the Alaska Legal Services Corp. as a subsidy. Guess they had...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    June 24, 2021

Alaska elections will be different this year

Yeah, I know, it’s 14 months from Alaska’s 2022 primary election for governor, legislative seats and two of the state’s three members of...

 

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