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Empire Editorial: Juneau can have its whale and more housing

...potential renters. Affordable housing is already an oxymoron by Juneau standards, and we fail to see how anything built on the waterfront would serve those who need housing the most.If the Assembly wants to see more housing, they have the power to...
My Turn: Let's get the whale right

The ongoing saga of where the bronze whale should be located continues. A bid opening last week revealed the planned Bridge Park location and connecting seawalk will cost $13.9 million - $2.
Candidate profile: Dixie Hood, Assembly D2 ship passengers and Juneauites alike, on their way to Skip Wallen's Whale Sculpture, soon to be in place on the Waterfront.The Juneau Economic Plan tells us that we need to be courting young people to fill state positions of retiring...
My Turn: From sea to Soboleff Center, Juneau shines

Sen. Ted Stevens once said, "It was our fish that prompted our push for statehood, and long after the last drop of oil is sucked from the Earth; long after the last mineral is taken, our fish will sustain us.
Misunderstood whale tackled at chamber luncheon

Perhaps nobody knows the bronze whale and its habitat like Rorie Watt, Director of Engineering for the City and Borough of Juneau.
Flipping Douglas Island

...housing) for the U.S. Coast Guard.Past plans for the node included a golf course and a Tlingit cultural museum on the waterfront."These are all loose concepts we've outlined in the plan," Duncan said, noting that golf course investors...
From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change

WASHINGTON - Cheap oil doesn't only mean cheaper gas in the tank.
My Turn: Site of future whale sculpture less than ideal

Let us begin by declaring our strong support for artist Skip Wallen and his magnificent sculpture, which will soon grace our downtown waterfront.
Pure Sole: A little off the top, please

...The Mariners' Eric Wedge, who turned around the Cleveland Indians in a few short seasons, lasted only three on the waterfront eating seafood and other teams' dust in the American League West. Thus, we have our eighth manager since Lou Piniella...
Alaskans celebrate National Farmers Market Week, Aug. 3-9

...Fairgrounds from June 7 through Sept. 13, every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon; Ketchikan, located at Berth 4 on the Waterfront downtown, from May through August and the September Harvest Festival, every third Saturday of the month from noon...


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