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My Turn: Child care shortage an economic development barrier

In Juneau, there are nearly 2,500 kids under age 6, but despite the fact that most parents in our town cannot afford to stay at home, there are only 519 licensed child care slots. This shortage impacts local businesses as well as...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-20/my-turn-child-care-shortage-economic-
Opinion
Juneau needs an improved fireworks policy

...attempts made by the public to create a fireworks policy for our town over the last few years.The bottom line is the public...notice or opportunity for the public to give input, to lift our town's long-standing ban on private firework displays...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-29/juneau-needs-improved-fireworks-polic
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Don't worry over water works

...ended Juneau's access to hydropower (there's still plenty of water for that, AEL&P says) demonstrated how capable our town can be when pressed between a rock and a hard place. Any inconveniences stemming from our water shortage will be a drop...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-16/empire-editorial-dont-worry-over-wate
Opinion
Commentary: In Juneau, electricity comes cheap

...read about the development of the Salmon Creek and Annex Creek dams built between 1914 and 1916 (and still powering our town today). At the time, Juneau led the entire world in energy innovation and technology. The power grid and electrical...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-07/commentary-juneau-electricity-comes-c
Opinion
Entering summer, Juneau-Douglas City Museum is powered by volunteers

...over the years. It never gets old, sharing information about Juneau's past and present. Answering questions about our town reminds me how fortunate I am to live in such a special place."For information on volunteering with the Juneau-Douglas...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-23/entering-summer-juneau-douglas-city-mus
Local
Three Memorial Day services to honor veterans

Three different public Memorial Day services Monday in Juneau will honor our town's veterans.An annual downtown service will take place at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery. The event is hosted by the Veterans...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-26/three-memorial-day-services-honor-veter
Local
When auction house looks to Tlingit art, the sacred goes on sale

...really tell you why or how," said Wrangell Kiks.adi leader Richard Rinehart Jr. "As much as we can bring it back to our town for our use, ceremonial and cultural, we want to be able to do that." The Tlingit art marketThere is more Northwest...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-16/when-auction-house-looks-tlingit-art-sa
State | Local
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...We gave a thumbs up to the beautiful weather last week, but that has led to a big thumbs down - a shortage of water in our town. The City and Borough of Juneau posted a notice Friday asking residents to conserve water because supplies are lower...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-12/thumbs-thumbs-down
Local | Opinion
Hoonah's dock divide

...same thing, we're just divided," Jim Erickson said. "I'm just so passionate about it because this is my town. Our town," Mary Erickson said, growing emotional. "It (the dock) is not meant to benefit anybody but the people of Hoonah...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-16/hoonahs-dock-divide
Local
My Turn: CBJ budget deficit a chance to reexamine our priorities

...home was valued a5 $301,000, which comes with $3,209 in property tax. Should we add on another $69 or $102? Our town has the highest medical costs in the country. These things add up. The cost of living in Juneau is very high.The current...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-01/my-turn
Opinion

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