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What others say: Bennett's visit reason for cautious optimism

...topic of transboundary mining issues, the opinion pages of the Juneau Empire have flowed one direction. Today, even though our position and...enough to be cautiously optimistic in the months and days ahead.- Juneau Empire,Aug. 28
What others say: Alaska needs legislation, not lawsuits, on Medicaid expansion

...Disagreeing with the decision is perfectly acceptable, but hiding behind procedural delays and lawsuits is not."All I'm asking for is a vote," Walker said Tuesday.We think Medicaid expansion deserves one.- Juneau Empire, Aug. 20

...Alaskan to graduate from The Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow.Her supporters in Juneau are helping her get there, the Juneau Empire reported Monday.About 50 people attended a fundraiser the 18-year-old ballerina hosted at the Juneau Arts and...
What others say: Juneau can host a special session, but will it?

...look to be more of an excuse than a legitimate reason to hold a special session outside Juneau. In fact, talks of holding the session in Anchorage feel like just one more example of Capital Creep and nothing more.- Juneau Empire,Aug. 16
How we'd rather see $866,000 spent

...on.Another special session is expected this fall. What we want to see come out of those meetings is efficiency and cooperation, prudence and expedition. This state doesn't have time - or money - to waste.- Juneau Empire, August 6
What others say: Alaskans should care about Cecil the Lion

...may declaim trophy hunting and shooting animals for sport, but we cannot deny its effect in Alaska. It pays the bills.If Cecil's death leads to a decline in trophy hunting in Alaska, all hunting will suffer.- Juneau Empire, Aug. 13

The U.S. Coast Guard has ordered the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Aurora out of service after a leak was found in the ship's hull.
Haida artists to lead AFN convention, speak on heroism in the homeland

World-renowned Haida weaver Delores Churchill and her grandson, the Haida master carver Donald Varnell, will represent Southeast Alaska as keynote speakers during this year's Alaska Federation of Natives convention.
What others say: Whale sculpture a worthy endeavor

...will effectively create a local icon.People have an opinion about and a passion for art, but few question the value of public art, and we are confident that this project will become an iconic symbol of Juneau.- Juneau Empire,July 31
William Morris IV named CEO of Morris Communications of the Peninsula Clarion, as well as the Homer News, Chugiak-Eagle River Star, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly. Will succeeds his father as CEO, while his father continues as chairman of the board. His...


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