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No bridge for Ketchikan; no capital for Juneau

This letter is in response to Steve Smeltzer's letter in Tuesday's Empire. He is correct about the ferry used to cross the narrows in Ketchikan, and personally I have...
For the dreamers

...from the mountains. The glacial moraines are still rising after who knows how many years under ice. For all you dreamers out there, take a trip up Lynn Canal, and then decide if that is a good route out of Juneau. Steve Smeltzer Juneau
Greed of trinket trade

...negative about this issue. This is the same issue I had to put up with in downtown Ketchikan. The greed of the "trinket trade" would not hear of an alternate route and they certainly don't care about the locals. Steve Smeltzer Juneau
We can vote them out

...that. Frank Murkowski should have stayed in the Senate. He was doing a good job there. Come on, Murkowskis, try to be more of a help instead of a hindrance. Remember, they voted you in, but we can vote you out. Steve Smeltzer Juneau
Our cash cow

...coming. The mountains of glass and steel will go the way of the old Prince George and Princess Patricia. Now those were the good old days. They didn't crowd the streets of Ketchikan and Juneau like they do now. Steve Smeltzer Juneau
At the bridge?

...gear that raises and lowers the ramp. Then again the Ketchikan Gateway Borough is good at wasting money. Case in point, the old pulp mill in Ward Cove, but that is another sad tale of woe for the city of Ketchikan. Steve Smeltzer Juneau
Persuasion please, minus labels

...into decrying opponents as unappreciative spoilers (others label them CAVE people and nay-sayers). Likewise, Steve Smeltzer labels active proponents with a direct economic stake as greedy trinket traders. Art Chance's characterization...
No bridge to Gravina

...Ugly words like "pork barrel" were thrown about. Thanks to our arrogant legislators, and yes, the slanted media coverage, folks in the other states have lost credibility with Alaska. But this is just my opinion. Steve Smeltzer Juneau


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