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...genuine disagreements about the best policy choice for our community. We need to understand the pros and cons, not call people names. That's what we teach our children, and it is a good rule for adults, as well. Larri Irene Spengler Juneau
Parade panel did well

...And we truly appreciate the committee's course reversal, so that a full range of expression can continue to appear in the parade. Rarely are policy mistakes set right so responsively and quickly. Steven R. Behnke Larri Irene Spengler Juneau
'Friends' inspiring, not depressing

...last two weekends. That would mean the most people possible are benefiting from this amazing gift to the adults of our community. Thank you Ed Christian for finding this and thank you to all those who made it happen. Larri Irene Spengler Juneau
We're not duped

...and concerns. If we start casting aspersions on the genuineness of our neighbors' views, we will be headed back to the acrimonious and divisive days of the last AJ proposal - something we surely all wish to avoid. Larri Irene Spengler Juneau
One correction

...School. Juneau is blessed to have JCCS as part of our public school system; the school's philosophy, teachers, staff, and required family involvement deserve a place in the story of who Megan is today. Steve Behnke Larri Irene Spengler Juneau
Six unexplained "no" votes need to be explained against slowing the process down a bit addressed the motion at all during the meeting. Not one of them spoke even one word, other than voting "no."And so we, Juneau's citizens, are left to wonder why.Larri Irene Spengler Juneau
Welcome back, pundit profundicus

The high school vote has resulted in one clear positive: the return of author Larry Edfelt to the pages of the Empire. Welcome back to Tee Harbor's mayor emeritus and pundit profundicus. Larri Irene Spengler Juneau
Guard cavalcade was memorable

...young people ... My husband and I found one entry especially moving and thought provoking - the cavalcade of National Guard vehicles and those walking with them, with the enlarged photos. It brought tears to our eyes. Larri Irene Spengler Juneau
Let's travel academic road carefully

...a critically important one to current and future Juneau students. Going carefully and incrementally - rather than rushing into wholesale change - will likely get us where we want to go faster, and with less travail. Larri Irene Spengler Juneau
Don't endanger charter school with cuts

...funding cuts may force the charter school to close. Dollars allocated to the charter school go farther than dollars allocated elsewhere and the results are excellent. Surely this is something our town should nourish! Larri Irene Spengler Juneau


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