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 By Frank Murkowski    Opinion    June 17, 2021 

Guest Commentary: Overdrawing the PFD is not right for Alaska

If our old friend, and my mentor, the late Sen. Ted Stevens were with us today, he would have a short and direct solution to the extended deliberations of the Alaska Legislature and governor. It...

 

Guest Editorial: No secret that governor's math fails

Gov. Mike Dunleavy must have learned how to manage state finances from the same people who guard the world’s biggest secret recipes: Col. Sanders’ fried chicken, Coca-Cola, Big Mac’s special sauce, Twinkies and Dr. Pepper. Keeping secrets from...

 

To the Editor

Landless legislation needs support To the Editor: I am 80 years old now and was born here at the Petersburg Hospital as was my mother. Thirty years ago Spencer Israelson, who spent his youth at Point...

 

Editorial: Land bill must give details

Despite the fact that there were specific reasons why the five landless communities of Haines, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg and Tenakee were not included in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act...

 

To the Editor

SEARHC or not to SEARHC To the Editor: I listened to the representative from SEARHC at Monday's Assembly meeting. It was really nice of him to come and give an overview of SEARHC to the Assembly. I...

 

Guest Editorial: COVID is still here, especially for unvaccinated

Just a couple weeks ago, Ketchikan reported 20 new COVID-19 cases in a single day and had more than 100 active cases in the borough. A week ago, the community still had more than 80 active cases and four people in the hospital. About 20% of all the...

 

Guest Editorial: Governor's PFD plan teaches misleading math

To steal the line from a country-western song of almost 30 years ago - "Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it" - Gov. Mike Dunleavy is sticking to his story that the Permanent Fund dividend is...

 

Guest Commentary: APFC: Vision for Alaska's Financial Anchor

As we observe the anniversary of the creation of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) this month, it is noteworthy to laud the vision and leadership of the past, and imperative in my opinion...

 

Editorial: Term limits not needed

A suggestion by Assembly member Taylor Norheim that term limits are needed for borough assembly seats is yet another solution to a problem that doesn't exist. Norheim says it will, "free things up...

 

To the Editor

Frederick Point East – Ordinance 2021-08 To the Editor: This letter is in rebuttal to Finance Director Jody Tow's comments during the May 3 assembly meeting regarding Ordinance 2021-08 which seeks...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    May 6, 2021

Guest Commentary: Release the brake on state motor fuel tax rate

The last time Alaska changed the state tax on motor fuel, gasoline cost about 36 cents a gallon at a Lower 48 pump, the average home price in the United States was $24,000, and the average price of a...

 

Editorial: Changes not needed

Changes to Service Area 1 boundaries proposed under Ordinance 2021-08 are unnecessary and ill advised. The issue has nothing to do with services available to the Frederick Point East (FPE) property...

 

Guest Commentary: Lack of fiscal plan adds to Alaska's struggles

"Confidence in an economy matters," Dan Robinson, research chief at the state Department of Labor, told the House Ways and Means Committee earlier this month. "There is an economic cost of not...

 

Editorial: Vaccine risk is low

We're getting closer to achieving the required herd immunity levels needed to abate the spread of COVID -19 and the expanding variants as the virus mutates across the worlds' populations. According...

 

Letter to the Editor

Thank you for caring about Petersburg To the Editor: I know there is not a single citizen in Petersburg that has not walked by and admired one of our beautiful flower boxes or gardens created by Petersburg Borough Groundskeeper, Jesse O’Connor....

 

To the Editor

A deep dive To the Editor: The author of the Letter to The Editor entitled “Regulatory malfeasance” in the April 15 edition of The Pilot appears to be following her unfortunate practice of citing scientific studies, historical facts, or... Full story

 

To the Editor

Thrift Store To the Editor: We need to ask the community of Petersburg to stop dropping off donations when the store is closed. The stealing and vandalism from our local thieves is getting out of... Full story

 

To the Editor

Vaccinations save lives To the Editor: Here is some important information that I have read about the vaccines that protect you against Covid-19: If you get Covid-19, it could infect your whole body and you could be sick for more than a week. This... Full story

 

Guest Editorial

The governor will go to great lengths to avoid supporting a tax — any tax — but taxes are how people pay for public services. Instead of thinking about the public, his administration’s latest ill-conceived plan is to close Division of Motor...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    March 18, 2021

Editorial

The Alaskan Republican Party's censure of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski for voting to convict former President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial, and now ousting her as a GOP candidate in next year's e...

 

To the Editor

Ferry system needs to be own entity To the Editor: Governor Dunleavy's AMHS Reshaping Work Group did not show the passion, desire, or knowledge needed to recommend a decision for the future of the...

 

To the Editor

Heartfelt thank you To the Editor: I would like to thank everyone for sending me their prayers and well-wishes during my recent health problems. I feel so fortunate and grateful to have so many people...

 

Guest Editorial: The governor needs to read the calendar

Alaska is in a fiscal mess and Gov. Mike Dunleavy is making it worse. The state has spent almost all of its easily accessible savings. Budget cuts have hit hard at essentials such as the ferry...

 

Guest Commentary: Help keep our plant operating

By Patrick Wilson, retiring OBI Seafoods Petersburg plant manager and Nik Wendel, current OBI Seafoods Petersburg plant manager Petersburg Fisheries has been the cornerstone of the community since... Full story

 

Guest Editorial: We can't afford any more mistakes

At a cost of almost $200 million, the Alaska Marine Highway System took ownership in the past 17 years of two ferries it could not afford to run and two that it could not run everywhere they are...

 

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