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...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
Thane residents seek safer road in city's long-term plan

...comprehensive plan, which is expected to be revised by September. The last update was more than a decade ago. Larri Irene Spengler, association president, said it is time to improve the neighborhood road south of downtown, where recreationists...
Censorship appalling

...who are they to decide? Assuming the parade has a permit from the city, the Assembly should make sure this decision - so contrary to the principles we celebrate on July Fourth - is reversed. Larri Irene Spengler Steven R. Behnke Juneau
Residentsprotest heliport plan

...Shifting the burden of tourism flight-seeing noise from one set of people to another is not a solution," said Larri Irene Spengler, who represents 65 homes in the Thane Neighborhood Association. "This is a complicated matter with competing...
Parade panel did well

...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
Maybe something good can come from synagogue vandalism

...Perhaps something good can come of this bad thing, if it reminds us that we must all work to make sure our youth understand history and respect the rights and sensibilities of others. Larri Irene Spengler and Steven R. Behnke Juneau
Word of Mouth

...keep the dialogue going in letters to the editor and Word of Mouth, but let's do it without personal attacks. Larri Irene Spengler ***** I believe that Maggie Ross is trying to speak for too many of us. As far as I'm concerned, President...
'Friends' inspiring, not depressing

...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

...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

...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


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