Opinions




Gara: We need smart leadership, not false rhetoric, to end this pandemic

We need to work with leaders and experts from local communities, to calmly get people in those communities the truth instead of riling up opposition to safe practices. This week the Governor did the opposite, writing an Op-Ed blaming others for this state’s mounting illness and death toll. He painted a rosy picture of where Alaska is. Here are facts he left out in praising the job he’s done.







Hansen: It’s time to pass the Equality Act and guarantee fundamental protections for all

It’s time for a federal solution. The Equality Act would start to address these issues by guaranteeing basic, fundamental protections for all people in employment, housing and public accommodations regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. It would ensure transgender and nonbinary people are guaranteed the opportunity to work and provide for their families, secure a home for their loved ones, and access life-saving medical care – free from harassment, violence, and discrimination.