...the docks have been supportive of my commercial fishing ventures in Juneau, and know firsthand the sorry state of our harbors and the "anecdotal" exodus of the commercial fleet from town. Sound off on the important issues at Mark Stopha Juneau
...most recent election, and just 38 percent in the election before that. Why do we expect the government to stay here if we won't participate in the most basic part of government - voting? Sound off on the important issues at Mark Stopha Juneau
...using tax dollars to wage peace when immediate action is needed, he sends two former presidents to beg for private donations while disease and starvation continue to spread in the region. How's that for "moral," America? Mark Stopha Juneau
...what it takes for them to survive in the world market and to keep themselves and their employees in good-paying jobs. Waiting for a broker to call or for someone to "retool their industry" is not an option in their world. Mark Stopha Juneau
...building new roads and logging watersheds that the commercial salmon industry depends on. The public comment period for the draft forest management plan ends April 30. Visit the Forest Service Web site to learn more and to comment. Mark Stopha Juneau
...operational cost estimate (which should be audited with a second, independent estimate) may force designers to spend our money building a pool with the lowest operational costs, rather than building the fanciest pool in Alaska. Mark Stopha Juneau
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