Category: Opinion

Opinion: Alaska faces a tragic loss of common good

By Larry Persily Alaskans are familiar with managing the state’s resources for the common good. We pride ourselves on it. And, with less pride, we’re also familiar with community tragedies, such as inadequate funding for...

Opinion: We can manage the PFD the same as salmon

By Larry Persily Maybe the answer is fish. No, not the answer to what’s for dinner tonight. The answer to solving the increasingly acrimonious debate over the amount of this year’s Alaska Permanent Fund dividend. Figuring out...

Opinion: Alaska needs to stop dreaming of big projects

By Larry Persily Alaskans like superlatives: The largest state in the union and boasting the most coastline, tallest mountain, lowest recorded temperature, largest national park and biggest national forest. We take pride in our...

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...

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