Opinion

In the course of reporting about the effects of a changing climate on our region for this paper, I have come across countless scientific reports that in essence conclude that a) the earth’s climate...
Yes, we do appreciate when elected officials come to Nome. We do appreciate it even more when they announce their arrival in a timely manner. And, of course, it’s most appreciated when there are...
With the bankruptcy and possible buyout of the state’s largest newspaper, the Alaska Dispatch News, and a nationwide discussion about the role of the mainstream media in light of constant attacks by...
Monday marked the first day of school in the new school year and after a summer of fishing, berry picking and lazing around, students need to get used to the new routine of rising early and finding...
This coming Sunday marks the second arrival of the mega cruise liner Crystal Serenity to Nome, after last year’s ‘maiden voyage’ that took the ship from Anchorage via Nome, through the Northwest...
It has been a while since Nome saw regular veterinarian care for  the city’s and the region’s dogs, cats and other four-legged companions. Since last April, however, we have noted the regular return...
The federal government is the largest landowner in Alaska. The feds own about 60 percent of Alaskan land, an area of 222 million acres. This includes National Parks, wildlife refuges, national...
Two weeks ago several high-level federal scientists and policy makers were dismissed from their jobs working on climate adaptation and resilience in Alaska and were assigned to posts not at all...
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Senate majority leader, has first postponed the vote on the repeal and replace of President Obama’s signature law, the Affordable Care Act, and then on...
How often do we feel like we don’t even know the tip of the iceberg when it comes to our current state of the nation, the state of the state and the state of our local affairs?  I sure feel like...

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