The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

 

Opinion

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 403

 By Fern Greenbank    Opinion    July 17, 2014 

Tennessee icon dies, influence reaches Seward

Just as I think it’s important for a new community editor to get to know her area of responsibility, I think it’s helpful for a community to know where the editor came from. My roots in Tennessee...

 
 By Cherise Fowler    Opinion    July 17, 2014 

Take advantage of new health insurance policy

So, you’re covered. Now what? By the time the federal enrollment period for health insurance closed on March 31, more than 12,800 Alaskans had become newly insured by one of many new policies. But getting insured is only the first step! Learning...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Opinion    July 10, 2014

Reflections on Seward's Fourth of July tradition

The late Maya Angelou used to say that people do the best they can with what they know at the time, and when they know better, they do better. That pretty much sums up my experience with Fourth of Jul...

 
 Opinion    July 3, 2014

Rocking the Boat

I think I have the best job in the world as a community newspaper editor. It’s hard work. It’s 24/7. You have to make tough decisions every day. But, the rewards far outweigh the lack of sleep. The publisher of The Seward Phoenix LOG, Annette...

 
 By Pastor Ron Nitz    Opinion    July 3, 2014

A word of prayer for Mount Marathon racers

Lord God of Life, and All of Creation, We give you thanks for the beauty of creation that surrounds us, and the people who have gathered here to celebrate it through this event. Be with all those who compete in the marathon, and those who serve...

 
 By Darby Andrews    Opinion    July 3, 2014

Veteran support for Ballot Measure 2

As a U.S. Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm, I am asking Alaskans on this Independence Day weekend to join me in publicly supporting a policy reform grounded in a concern for the individual liberties of Alaskans. On Nov. 4, Alaskans will have th...

 
 Opinion    June 26, 2014

Rocking the Boat

For almost 50 years The Seward Phoenix LOG has dedicated itself to delivering the news of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula. We continue to be committed to community journalism – committed to meeting the community’s need for local information. Seward...

 
 By John S. French    Opinion    June 26, 2014

What is history and why is its preservation important to Seward?

According to Wikipedia, the term “hstory” is from Greek, historia, meaning “inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation.” It is the study of the past, specifically how it relates to humans. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events...

 
 By Russ Maddox    Opinion    June 26, 2014

Won't vote for Sullivan

Dear Editor,   Dan Sullivan, who wrote the anti-fisheries bill HB 77, was in Seward this week trying to raise campaign cash. I’m not a big fan of politicians who ignore our town until they want to raise money. If you have any doubt about how...

 
 By Lisa Weissler    Opinion    June 26, 2014

Yes on Ballot Measure 1 good for people, business

On Aug. 19, Alaskans have the opportunity to make a difference in our state. By voting yes on Ballot Measure 1, voters have the power to repeal the oil production tax enacted in 2013. Senate Bill 21 changed how the state taxes the production of publi...

 
 Opinion    June 19, 2014

Rocking the Boat

It’s too late now. The filing deadline is over. And for the seven seats open in the Alaska legislative districts this news organization covers, there are no contests in the August primary election and only two of the seats are contested in the...

 
 By Lee Hamilton    Opinion    June 19, 2014

What our country needs from the press

These days, the scandal involving long wait times at Veterans Affairs hospitals can feel like some made-in-Washington spectacle generated by politicians looking for headlines. But it isn’t. It had its genesis in a late-April report on CNN that as...

 
 Opinion    June 12, 2014

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the June 14, 1990 Seward Phoenix LOG. GO FOR IT... The city has been approached by the University of Alaska and the Alaska Department of Transportation about expanding the small boat harbor. The university...

 
 By Kris Norosz. Julie Decker. Doug Ward.    Opinion    June 12, 2014

Plan addresses needs of Alaska's maritime industry

With our massive land endowment and bragging rights as the largest state in the nation, it’s easy to lose sight of an important fact – Alaska is a maritime state. We have more miles of coastline than all other U.S. coastal states combined....

 
 By Patty Linville    Opinion    June 12, 2014

Thank you

Thanks to everyone for the kind wishes and wonderful send off into retirement. I am surprised and humbled by the attention. I love being a librarian and being able to do the work I love in Seward for 15 plus years made the job even more enjoyable....

 
 Opinion    June 5, 2014

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the June 9, 1977 Seward Phoenix LOG. In 1977... Sunday I made another bumpy ride to Anchorage and Monday traveled the same bumpy road back to Seward. I was left irritated and frustrated, like every other...

 
 Opinion    June 5, 2014

Why I still have faith in Congress

It’s depressing to read poll after poll highlighting Americans’ utter disdain for Congress. But it’s my encounters with ordinary citizens at public meetings or in casual conversation that really bring me up short. In angry diatribes or in...

 
 By Dana Paperman    Opinion    June 5, 2014

Thank you

In 2014, the Seward Community Foundation provided for the Seward Senior Center and those we serve with affordable ice cleats for safe walking in the winter; foot care supplies to continuing serving this compassionate service; and the funds to hire a...

 
 Opinion    May 29, 2014

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the June 1, 1989 Seward Phoenix LOG. THE GREENING OF SEWARD... Yes, Virginia, there’s life after the oil spill! And, there’s no more positive statement than Seward Enhancement Association’s planting...

 
 By Caroline Little    Opinion    May 29, 2014

Strong copyright law supports journalism and informed communities

Every day, city hall reporters at local newspapers distill hours of city council meetings into cogent stories that inform readers about how their elected officials are spending their tax dollars. Sports reporters document the successes of the high...

 
 By Lisa J Roberts    Opinion    May 29, 2014

Thank you

ay I would like to thank all those who helped with our allocations process. We were honored to have a total of 20 citizens to form the allocations committee this year. Some of you came from Homer and Seward and we appreciate the time it took away fro...

 
 By Katy Jurney Scrivo and Bob Barnwell    Opinion    May 29, 2014

Thank you

Thank you Dear Seward Residents, The 2014 sixth grade class of Seward Elementary would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the community of Seward. There have been countless occasions when individuals and groups of individuals within our...

 
 Opinion    May 22, 2014

Rocking the Boat

The following is from the editorial page of the May 18, 1989 Seward Phoenix LOG. THE BEST CANDIDATE... Next year’s race for governor is about to go into full gear. Prospective candidates are polling the voters, hoping to find out which way the...

 
 By Rep. Les Gara    Opinion    May 22, 2014

Oil tax myths abound

There are a number of little mentioned, troubling facts about Alaska’s 2013 oil tax rollback – Senate Bill 21. For one, proponents inserted a special interest provision that continually reduces Alaska’s revenue share for our oil, indefinitely...

 
 By Susie and Dorothy Urbach    Opinion    May 22, 2014

Thank you

Thank you A huge “thank you” goes out to the construction crew who did the repair work on the Fourth Avenue. business district sidewalks. It was handled quickly and efficiently, and with minimum inconvenience for us and our customers. The...

 

Page Down