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

On Tuesday night, too few Juneauites went to the polls.
My Turn: A case for Climate Change investment

...appear on brochures for Alaska Airlines and the local visitors bureau and as a sweeping wallpaper backdrop in our City and Borough Assembly Chambers.The glacier provides hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to the Juneau economy. Visitors discover...
Hidden Valley, Hidden Controversy: A housing project competes with landfill dreams and government realities

...sparked controversy over secret roads, secret landfills and the efficiency of local government.On Jan. 14, the City and Borough Assembly met for a discussion on its goals for the coming year. At the top of the list: affordable housing. Just like...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Sunday, Dec. 29, 2014

...first person to find Johnson and bring him to safe warmth.Thumbs down to hospital trouble. Last Tuesday, the City and Borough Assembly of Sitka voted to give Sitka Community Hospital an extra line of credit. According to the report published in...
Empire Editorial: Tuesday 'To Do': VOTE

...need to obtain voting materials from a polling place. Today's ballot will ask you who you want to add to the City and Borough Assembly, who you want to represent you on the Juneau School Board, and will ask you whether or not an empowered board...
Low voter turnout brings local media together care," he said. Westmoreland believes that if people are more aware of how decisions made by the Juneau City and Borough Assembly and Juneau Board of Education affect them, they might be more motivated to get to the polls. Issues like tax...
Pride abounds for LGBTQ community this month

Pride may not be new for Juneau's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community, but this year, it's official. Mayor Merrill Sanford presented an official resolution at Monday's assembly meeting that June would be "Juneau Pride Month.
Baranof Island brew 6-packed for travel

...50 cases of Baranof Brewing's Silver Bay IPA left for Juneau in 12-ounce cans.Six months ago, the Sitka City and Borough Assembly approved a $350,000 economic development loan for expansion of the brewery and the canning operation.It...
Ex- assembly member, state rep supports Jebe for mayor

...areas of considerable interest to present day City and Borough Assembly members, personnel administrators, and, the future.? Miller is a former elected City and Borough Assembly member and a 16-year member of the Alaska State...
United Way of Southeast Alaska ushers in the new year

...Crane has lived in Juneau more than 20 years and is retired from a career in state government. She serves on the City and Borough Assembly and volunteers in the community.Mark Mesdag was elected as Treasurer. Mesdag is a CPA and manager with Elgee...


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