Category: Opinion

Opinion: Rethinking Permanent Fund dividend formula

By Larry Persily When my father was teaching me to repair a printing press — yes, it was 50 years ago, before printers gave way to bloggers — he would tell me to fix all the underlying problems rather that doing just enough to...

Opinion: Alaskans should consider general taxes

By Larry Persily The U.S. economy is strong. People are working and businesses are profiting. Nice for the states that are doing good things for their residents, businesses and communities with the additional tax dollars....

Editorial: Cutting out screen time

New protocols on student cell phone use recently came down from Skagway’s school and caused a noticeable hullabaloo on Facebook – and few things in this town catch the attention like a post on Skagway Swap with hundreds of comments.