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Letter: Constitution - Smon-stitution: Who Cares?

...explain just how critical and valuable our constitution is will give you pause for thought (and hopefully action) in these times of grid-lock, rigidity in thinking, campaign finance and "participatory democracy" (oh, what a splendid concept...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-18/letter-constitution-smon-stitution-wh
Letters
Senate rejects pay raises for top state officials

...Kevin Meyer, who carried the bill on the floor, said he believed the recommendations had merit. "It's just that, in these times of tight budgets and deficit spending, we cannot afford these recommendations at this time," the Anchorage Republican...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-11/senate-rejects-pay-raises-top-state-off
State | AK legislature
Another successful year of the Rachael McLeod Christmas Dinner Project with Rotaract

...Services and Superbear Supermarket.We understand these times are not easy for any of us. We truly appreciate your help in making this year's project a success and for providing a little hope in these times of need.Capital City Rotaract

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-01-20
Neighbors
'Average reader' wants median numbers

...signifies the arithmetic mean, and often masks a few very high incomes lumped together with a lot of very low ones. In these times of real wage stagnation, growing inequality and booming profits, that term should raise a red flag. Please dig into...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-22/average-reader-wants-median-numbers
Opinion
Coast Guard encourages vessel safety exams before 2013 halibut and sablefish fisheries open Saturday

...the first opportunity, because there may not be access to an examiner if folks wait to the last minute, especially in these times of budget restrictions." Fishermen are also encouraged to visit fishsafe.info and click the link to the checklist...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-03-21/coast-guard-encourages-vessel-safety-ex
Local
Senate Transportation Committee hears testimony on ferry plan shift

...will be no reason to build a road," said Goldberg, who said he supports having two dayboats serving Lynn Canal. "In these times of economic uncertainty, it will be very difficult for DOT to justify spending $520 million or more on a road if...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-24/senate-transportation-committee-hears-t
State
Stolen Valor Act protects veterans

...appropriate action that Congress can take to preserve the integrity of our armed forces and show gratitude to our veterans - in these times more than most. Each of these heroes has sacrificed in countless ways through their service to this country. Whether...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-08-03/stolen-valor-act-protects-veterans
Not For Web
My Turn: Don't leave Sitka out of the mix

...obviously numbered. The costs associated with providing mainline ferry service to every port are creating budgetary havoc in these times of declining governmental revenue. Providing adequate coastal transportation is difficult but not impossible in these...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071703/opi_myturn2.shtml
Opinion
Forest Service OKs Emerald Bay timber sale

...might sell to mills at either location," he said. "It is an economically viable alternative, which is important in these times." The project calls for six miles of new road within a roadless area, including two miles of road in an old-growth...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110905/sta_20051109018.shtml
News
My Turn: Should we build a road to Juneau? Do the math

...to taxpayers of $103.81 per vehicle per one-way trip on the road. Can a subsidy of this magnitude be justified in these times of spiraling national debt and state budget cuts, especially when a cheaper alternative exists? Unlike the road...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120503/opi_myturn1.shtml
Opinion

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