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My Turn: Where have all Juneau's children gone?

...families and businesses. Our children deserve the opportunity to earn a living and raise their children here. Our city leaders have good plans in place to help accomplish this. Why not follow them?? Win Gruening retired as the senior vice president...
Empire Editorial: Build more homes - now

...benefiting builders and buyers alike.City leaders and planning commissioners are...We've been critical in the past of city leaders because they haven't done enough...time.Planning commissioners and city leaders are on the verge of simplifying...
Plan to allow Shell oil drilling fleet in Seattle draws ire

...that say it's not consistent with the region's environmental goals.Several state and national groups, and local city leaders on Wednesday urged the Port of Seattle to halt lease negotiations that would allow Shell to use 50 acres of port property...
Local cost of smoking may float higher

City leaders will soon vote on whether to increase the tobacco excise tax by an extra $2 per pack of cigarettes.The proposed increase to...
Empire Editorial: Juneau needs a one-and-done sales tax fix system is one that treats everyone equally. Based on public input, potential added revenue, and interviews with city leaders and members of the public, we encourage these changes:? Raise the sales tax cap to reflect inflation. It's been...
Downtown bridge fishing raises concerns

KETCHIKAN - Ketchikan city leaders have been asked to come up with ideas to address concerns with fishing from the Stedman Street Bridge.Residents who testified...
Spurned by Spuhn Island

...ordinance after the residents affected by the blinking lights of the Spuhn Island tower loudly voiced their complaints to city leaders. The 155-foot tower, built in 2012 by Verizon, was one in a recent up-cropping of cellphone towers raised in...
Empire Editorial: More needed to fix Juneau's housing crisis

City leaders made a step toward improving Juneau's affordable housing market Monday by approving the rezoning of 152 acres on Pederson Hill...
Drink up, NYC

...Curbing obesity should start "with education - not laws and regulation," spokesman Christopher Gindlesperger said.But city leaders signaled they might not give up the fight. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city was "actively reviewing all of its options...
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Empire Editorial: What to do about decaying downtown?

...two will run Wednesday, July 23. We'd like to hear from all of you - business owners and employees, residents and city leaders, mental health advocates and those experiencing homelessness - about your idea. If you want to get involved in a physical...


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