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Letter: Ill timing to push pro-road agenda

What a shame that Juneau's Chamber of Commerce CEO Ms. Roemmich used the sinking Skagway ferry terminal dock to push the pro road agenda. Her comment that "I bet they wish...
Reviewing all the options, old and new

No roads lead to Juneau. Therefore, all roads can lead to Juneau. It's the paradox of the Juneau Access Project.
Murkowski talks sequestration, partisanship

Alaska's senior senator began her talk at the chamber lunch last week with her intention to talk about something the crowd hadn't heard before. However, national hot-button issues like sequestration and partisanship couldn't be kept down. Sen.
Protests in Cairo surprise some from Juneau who lived there

The air above Cairo was a thick, pink haze of pollution last October when former Juneau mayor Jamie Parsons and wife Mary Beth Parsons returned to the suburb of Maadi to visit friends. Driving beneath the haze they saw a woman wearing a flowing jellabiya and headscarf sweep trash from the street with a twig broom, but the Dumpster nearby was overflowing.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

The Southeast Alaska electrical intertie - a long-range, multi-phase power project intended to connect the region's communities - is getting a boost from the state.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Former Juneau office holders and political pundits cite those as some of the reasons why people aren't exactly storming the gates to get on the ballot this fall.
Chamber lobbied on oil tax

The deputy director of the Alaska Oil and Gas Association urged Juneau's Chamber of Commerce on Thursday not to support raising oil taxes, saying lawmakers should pass a tax policy that encourages investment. Sound off...
Alaska economic outlook good for 2012

At the Alaska World Trade Center's 2012 Economic Forecast program, guest speakers spoke often about how China will play an even greater role in the economy of Alaska and that of the world.
Juneau reps riff on redistricting, gas line

Juneau Reps. Cathy Munoz and Beth Kerttula showed the teamwork they said is characteristic of southeast Alaska legislators when they split a dozen topics in back-to-back speeches at Juneau's Chamber of Commerce lunch on Thursday.
My turn: Juneau Access supporters should consider a railroad

When describing the Alaska railroad system to Juneau's Chamber of Commerce, an official explained that a railway costs about a tenth as much to build as a road. I asked if a railroad had ever been considered...


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