As election season ramps up, the ADN’s opinion section gets busier. The opinion pages are what passes for the “town square” of a newspaper, where prominent figures and regular Alaskans can contribute their two cents on the issues of the day. As you’ve likely seen during the past several weeks, there are plenty of those issues under discussion now — as well as big decisions to make on candidates and ballot measures in this year’s general election. That’s why this week, we’ve expanded our Sunday opinion pages to provide more room for discussion of the most prominent choices facing Alaskans. And it’s why next week, we’ll share our endorsements on the topics that matter most to Alaskans.
Before we do that, it’s worth explaining what the opinion page is about, as well as the purpose that editorials and endorsements serve.
What’s the point of the opinion page?
In short, the