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Empire Editorial: To boost voter turnout, Juneau should look to online elections

...should consider this system to boost turnout. However, we believe the city and borough should also consider a 21st-century solution: Online voting.Since 2005, the small European nation of Latvia has allowed its population to cast ballots online...
This is the 21st century

...other state officials will probably have to take the jet to meet their schedules. The meeting is to seek 21st-century solutions to Southeast Alaska's power problems, including interties. The governor is criticized for appointing his daughter...
Moving the Legislature won't make state government better

...more responsible. If access really is the problem - and we don't believe it is - moving the capital is an 18th century solution to it. There are multiple ways to communicate with legislators in this day and age - all of them faster, more efficient...
It's time to think and act anew

...the social safety net is not enough. We must design the 21st century "New Deal" with new and innovative 21st-century solutions. We will pursue solutions through our agencies and in partnership with business and government. When we succeed...
Wood chip-heating solution is not backed by science

...the Department of Energy, are proposing an 18th- century solution for a 21st-century problem that developed out of an 19th-century solution. The solution being proposed adds to the problem...


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