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What others say: To fight rising prison costs, Alaska must reform

...approach as a new way to approach the issue. A similar approach may be needed for crime.If Alaska's prison population continues to rise, all Alaskans will be squeezed to pay the cost.We simply can't afford it.- Juneau Empire, June 23
What others say: On flags and FedEx, collective action will carry the day

...feel that you, on your own, cannot make a difference. You're wrong. As the events of the past week have shown, if you can inspire others to join you and take up your cause, there's little you can't do.- Juneau Empire,June 28
What others say: More questions than answers

...misappropriated and if there's anything scandalous in nature to be uncovered. Dodging questions, playing dumb and hiding behind privacy technicalities isn't an answer - they only bring about more questions.- The Juneau Empire, June 21
What others say: Downtown signage shouldn't be an eyesore

...are able to look beyond the poor taste of the signs - beyond the pink flamingos and garden gnomes, so to speak - and see Juneau as the Emerald City that it is and not confuse us with stereotypical tourism traps.- Juneau Empire,June 11
What others say: Lawmakers should share in state's budget cuts

...Alaskans that legislators are willing to remove their money from where their mouths are.Neither of these suggestions will balance the state's budget, but as the crisis fast approaches, nothing should go untouched.- Juneau Empire,June 7
Halibut bycatch limit reduced by 25 percent in Bering Sea

...frustrated trawlers targeting other fish who say they've voluntarily put measures in place to avoid bycatch, the Juneau Empire reported.Two council members were recused from the vote because of their jobs in the fishing industry.The National...
What others say: AMHS makes the best of a bad situation

...Southeast residents must make the best of limited resources and funding for ferry service this year and likely next.Still, in the midst of fiscal hardships, we think AMHS is making the best of a tough predicament.- Juneau Empire,May 14
What others say: Lawmakers must use Permanent Fund earnings to solve budget impasse

...immediate one.Lawmakers will still face tough choices on further cuts and tax increases, but tapping the earnings reserve now means they will have time to consider those choices and make a rational, sensible decision.- Juneau Empire,May 19
If Seattle doesn't want Shell, head north to the future

...if you need a deepwater port. Don't have enough facilities shoreside? Ketchikan or Seward have marine terminals that might work.Alaska wants the business. If Seattle balks, the doors should stay open here.- Juneau Empire,May 27
What others say: Parents, talk to your kids about cannabis

...listen. And they want to hear from you.The publication "Marijuana and the Responsible Parent" is available for free online. Download the PDF here: Juneau Empire, May 10


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