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 Opinion    November 6, 2014

Rocking the Boat

Someone once said that politics is the art of compromise. It is a pithy statement, seemingly flippant and yet profound. A good example of what compromise can produce is our Constitution. When the delegates from the 13 colonies gathered together to...

 
 Opinion    October 30, 2014

Rocking the Boat

Bill Walker is our choice for governor We’ve spent considerable time evaluating the candidates for governor and we’ve come to the conclusion that former Valdez mayor Bill Walker is by far the best candidate to lead Alaska the next four years....

 
 Opinion    October 23, 2014

Rocking the Boat

Sometimes we hear from our fellow Alaskans that voting just doesn’t matter. Well, let’s put a different slant to it; if you don’t vote maybe you just don’t matter. Voting is a fundamental right but you don’t have to vote. What brings out...

 
 Opinion    October 16, 2014

Rocking the Boat

We’re supporting Mark Begich in his re-election bid to the U.S. Senate. After considerable thought we make this unqualified endorsement of the incumbent because of his dedication to hard work and commitment to Alaskans. Sen. Begich has proven himse...

 
 Opinion    October 2, 2014

LOG celebrates 48 years

It is our birthday! Well, soon it will be our birthday – we’re almost over the hill! We’re not quite 50 years old, but we’re getting there and we’re still committed to delivering all the news that serves the best interests of our readers!...

 
 By Max Ingalls    Opinion    September 25, 2014

Paper Pulpit

Through the most interesting set of circumstances... I found myself at a Los Angeles Clippers NBA basketball game, sitting court-side, right next to the team. Really, I was sitting at the end of the scorer’s table, right next to the Clippers team...

 
 By Stephen McAlpine - Bruce Botelho    Opinion    September 25, 2014

Lawsuit challenging Walker-Mallott ticket without foundation

On September 17, attorney and Republican Party activist Ken Jacobus went to court on behalf of the Republican Party’s district chair, Steve Strait, in an attempt to remove Parnell’s only significant opposition from the ballot. Mr. Jacobus’...

 
 By Pastor Jim Doepken    Opinion    September 18, 2014

Paper Pulpit

Deuteronomy 5:12-15 says: “Observe the sabbath day and keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work. Remember that...

 
 Opinion    September 18, 2014

Alaska Chamber of Commerce takes firm position

The primary is behind us, and with it goes the first ballot measure of the year. Alaskans everywhere can heave a collective and well-deserved sigh. But don’t throw out those No On One signs right away. We’ll be facing a triple dose of...

 
 By Pastor Ron Nitz    Opinion    September 11, 2014

What's CROP Walk all about?

"...And Jesus said to them, 'What are you discussing with each other while you walk along [to Emmaus]?' " [Luke 24:17] On Sunday, Sept. 7, about 40 people from various churches in town participated in...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Opinion    September 4, 2014

LOG asks for help questioning candidates

On Oct. 7, we will be asked to vote for three seats on the Seward City Council, for the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor, three propositions and three Bear Creek Fire Service Board seats which are unopposed. As a relative newcomer to Seward, I would...

 
 By Dot Bardarson    Opinion    September 4, 2014

Art of connection best achieved by gift-giving

There are many ways to connect with another country. Many are so serious, such as through economics, politics, and even war. Travel and the arts sometimes come together with exchange programs that promote sharing and education, entertainment and...

 
 By Lester Strong    Opinion    September 4, 2014

Older adults can play role as kids get back to school

In late April, America’s Promise Alliance announced that for the first time in our nation’s history we achieved an 80 percent graduation rate. Hundreds of nonprofit and government partners celebrated that achievement. It was only eight years ago...

 
 By Mark Trahant    Opinion    August 28, 2014

A deficit cure: Spend more money now

I’ve spent the past couple of months listening to political candidates in a variety of formats. I like most of them as people, but I am struck by how thin our political discourse can be. Consider the federal purse. Politicians are quick to zoom in...

 
 By Forrest Dunbar    Opinion    August 28, 2014

Ballot Measure 2 strikes the right balance for rural Alaska

I grew up in rural Alaska, surrounded by drugs and alcohol. I didn’t come from a troubled home or a broken community. Still, growing up in Eagle and Cordova, I encountered drugs and alcohol like many Alaskans do—frequently. In high school I began...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Opinion    August 21, 2014

LOG welcomes long time Alaska publisher

A few weeks ago, I wrote an editorial outlining the direction the Seward Phoenix LOG was taking. I admitted the newspaper had a rich but checkered history with ups and downs, a heyday and a not so heyday. To accomplish the newly-charted journey, we...

 
 By Glenn Mollette    Opinion    August 21, 2014

America's depression, Robin Williams, millions more

Robin Williams made us laugh but we’re not laughing now as we mourn his suicidal death. His tragic ending has placed a national spotlight on the seriousness of depression. In the midst of this heart wrenching tragedy maybe good will come as people...

 
 By Op-Ed Barbara McDaniel President Alaska NOW    Opinion    August 14, 2014

Women legislators ignoring contraception facts

In a recent commentary released to Alaska media about oil taxes, eleven female Alaska state legislators claimed their bona fides as champions of the “best interests” of Alaskan children. However, ten of those eleven women have apparently...

 
 Opinion    August 7, 2014

SB21 bad deal, yes on Prop 1 will set things right

In the oil revenue debate we’ve heard and read misleading statements and distorted facts. As long time Alaska residents, business owners, and grandparents, we are very concerned about Alaska’s future economy. The “Vote No on Proposition One”...

 
 By Lee Hamilton    Opinion    August 7, 2014

Incumbant candidates have unfair advantage

It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members’ standing with the American people at a historic low for...

 
 By Rachael Petro    Opinion    July 31, 2014

Alaska businesses support being competitive

Vote No On 1 Proponents of the old ACES oil tax system cite families, future and Alaska as trite reasons to reject ballot measure one. On behalf of my own family, and Alaska Chamber members I beg to differ! There are literally hundreds, thousands or...

 
 Opinion    July 31, 2014

Kenai Peninsula Fisherman's Association unhappy with ruling

We are saddened by the Alaska Superior Court’s decision to allow the dishonest and un-Alaskan initiative effort to ban setnets in urban areas of Alaska to move forward. Regardless of what the backers of the so named “Setnet Initiative” are...

 
 By Russ Maddox    Opinion    July 31, 2014

Senate Race

Senate Race Dear Editor If the Senate campaign was an actual race, Mark Begich would be thousands of miles ahead. While he’s been traveling around the state and meeting Alaskans, his opponents are happy letting Outside groups do the talking for...

 
 By Melanie Hauze    Opinion    July 31, 2014

Subway Tri-Harder-Thon Letter of Thanks!

Seward Parks and Recreation hosted Seward’s 3rd Adventure Challenge Sat, July 26th. Tri-athletes from around the state paddled 5 miles on Kenai Lake, ran 6.3 miles on the Iditarod trail (Long Lake) to Meridan trail head then hopped on their bikes...

 
 Opinion    July 24, 2014

Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2.

July 21, 2014 (Anchorage, Alaska): The Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2 campaign enjoyed the opportunity to talk to the Anchorage business community about the impacts legalized marijuana would have on their companies and community. This much...

 

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