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Understand ballot

...opposes construction. Voters may mistakenly vote the opposite of their intent unless the misleading language is well-publicized. Remember: No means going ahead with construction and yes means deferring construction. Ted Merrell Sr. Juneau
My Turn: Don't move the memorial

...Floating Docks Proposal (i.e. "Dock Improvement 16 (b)") from the very beginning, I have some problems with Ted Merrell Sr.'s recent My Turn (Juneau Empire, June 12 "Fishermen's Memorial Blessing of the Fleet at risk") about the...
Painted lane markers should be maintained

...invisible. Unless a driver is already familiar with where the through and turn lanes are supposed be, it is impossible to navigate properly. This problem is especially serious for older drivers with reduced night vision. Ted Merrell Sr. Juneau
Keep the mix of local, state, national opinion

...Benjamin Brown's column. Both Empire editorials and outside editorials can even appear on the same editorial page, as in the March 11h paper. The Empire's mix of local, state and national editorials seems about right. Ted Merrell Sr. Juneau
Road would be closed in winter

...30-year period. The state should concentrate on improving ferry service to Juneau, Haines and Skagway rather than pursuing an expensive environmentally damaging road boondoggle that most Lynn Canal travelers don't want. Ted Merrell Sr. Juneau
AEL&P needs to be transparent who are not economists with a "heads up" regarding the compensation that might go to the power company. Also, Ted Merrell Sr.'s letter in Monday's edition not only explained the history of the construction of the power line, but gave...
Use funds for ferry, not Lynn Canal road

...fleet with new fuel-efficient vessels. The billion-dollar endowment fund for transportation infrastructure that Palin proposed in Anchorage would be a very appropriate source of funding for upgrading the ferry system. Ted Merrell Sr. Juneau
Snettisham powerline should be submarine

...maintenance over the 100-plus year life of the Snettisham power project. At least eventual replacement of the still-vulnerable overland sections of the line with a submarine cable should be included in current discussions. Ted Merrell Sr. Juneau
Fishermen's Memorial Blessing of the Fleet at risk

Representatives of the Commercial Fishermen's Memorial Board met with Borough officials several times in recent years about the construction of massive cruise ship docks along the waterfront precluding fishing vessels from participating in the annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony, which has been conducted directly in front of the Memorial for the last 20 years.


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