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My Turn: Saving lives is everyone's first priority

The Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT) has an opportunity to demonstrate it values human life. It has plans for road improvement projects aimed at saving lives...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-27/my-turn-saving-lives-everyones-first-
Opinion
New brew, same beer

Juneau has a brewery. So does Haines. Skagway, too. All offer different products, with different tastes. In the end, all make beer.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-26/new-brew-same-beer
Local
My Turn: Spending half a billion dollars is always a political decision

...it should be very obvious that SEACC's lawsuit was well justified. They prevailed in court because the Alaska Department of Transportation refused to consider marine highway alternatives. Quite simply, DOT wasn't responsive to valid public...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-24/my-turn-spending-half-billion-dollars
Opinion
Dennis Egan a 'big proponent' of 'The Road'

A long-time supporter of "The Road," State Sen. Dennis Egan says he is in favor of the new Alaska Department of Transportation-backed plan for the contentious state project that proposes building a road out of isolated Juneau.Egan...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-24/dennis-egan-big-proponent-road
Local
Juneau argues Road pros, but mostly cons at hearing

...project is being economically undervalued.About 55 people spoke at a public hearing Tuesday hosted by the Alaska Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration on the Juneau Access Project's draft supplemental environmental...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-15/juneau-argues-road-pros-mostly-cons-hea
Local
Public hearing on 'The Road' today

...Juneau residents are invited to share those opinions, and get more information on the project, during an Alaska Department of Transportation open house and public hearing today.The open house begins at 1 p.m. at Centennial Hall and will provide...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-13/public-hearing-road-today
Local
My Turn: 2B or not 2B

2B or not 2B, that is the question asked during the Alaska Department of Transportation's public meeting Tuesday on the supplemental Environmental Impact Statement regarding "The Road." It references DOT's preferred...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-17/my-turn-2b-or-not-2b
Opinion
My Turn: If we build it, almost no one will come

When the Alaska Department of Transportation tried to sell the Juneau Access project in 2006, the price tag was $252 million. Now the anticipated construction cost has skyrocketed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-03/my-turn-if-we-build-it-almost-no-one-
Opinion
My Turn: Empire's attack on SEACC

...hazards that confront the proposed route. This data was gleaned from a report prepared under contract for the Alaska Department of Transportation, and I invite the board of editors to read that report if they have not yet done so.Nothing along the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-30/my-turn-empires-attack-seacc
Opinion
My Turn: Vote Parnell

...away, but we must find ways to increase its efficiency. The Lynn Canal Highway is a cornerstone of the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DoT/PF) plan to use ferries in a more intelligent and productive way.Anyone who...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-28/my-turn
Opinion

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