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My Turn: B.C. mining minister gives false assurances

...tribes, tourism businesses and others are demanding an inclusive, enforceable mechanism to protect our water, fish and jobs. One option that is gaining increasing support is the Boundary Waters Treaty, which clearly states that the waters flowing...
Juneau asked, candidates answered

...housing first model, he'd like to "prevent the homeless problem by increasing economic opportunities" with more jobs.One of the questions for candidates involved whether to end certain tax exemptions, while another talked about increasing...
City workers shouldering more after job cuts're going to notice it," he said.The Parks and Recreation Department lost the equivalent of 2.25 full-time jobs; one of those is a recreation coordinator. Without this position, the department had to cut its adult basketball program...
Judi Dench brings out the best in 'Philomena'

...plot, it seems to gain confidence in the strength of its narrative and accepts the fact that telling a dramatic story is Job One.While one can wish that some of the storytelling were less on the nose, the film's overall effectiveness is hard to...
Report: Fewer state, federal jobs in Juneau

...decreasing, private sector jobs are on the rise. The largest area of growth, however, tends to be in lower-paying jobs. One of the "stars of growth" was the leisure and hospitality field, which includes tourism, restaurants and hotels...
Why grow fickle bulbs in Southeast Alaska?, in a form nothing else offers, and the delight of delayed gratification. We plant them now, and it's an easy job, one that allows us to combine the joyful planting of next year's spring garden with the more melancholy acts of cleaning...
What issue should be the priority for the lame-duck session of Congress? Staving off the disastrous effects of climate change ought to be Job One

GREEN BAY, Wis. - To the lame-duck Congress: Act on climate change now! The midterm elections are over and, as anticipated, Republicans have retaken the House and improved their margin in the Senate. Not surprisingly, commentators now talk about likely political gridlock in Congress.
Gunshots at Aurora Harbor still under investigation

...stuff they took out of my boat, which is cool; I have never had that happen before. All in all I think they did a good job." One of the lights shot out near Eaton's boat shows what appears to be an exit hole in the metal casing indicating the shot...
My Turn: Anti-mine letter writers miss points

...arguments why the Kensington should be blocked, but I still feel the need to comment. "It will only provide short-term jobs." One once made a comparison to how Echo Bay promised a commitment to Juneau's future, then pulled out of town. The best...
Juneau Empire editors move on for jobs at other media outlets

...Schoenfeld oversaw most of the Empire's local and state coverage. He will leave the paper Sept. 26 and begin his new job one week later. He will report on Southeast issues and events and work with news staff at the five CoastAlaska stations to...


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