Letters to the Editor

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has sold its subport land along Egan Drive in downtown Juneau to NCL Bahamas Ltd., which does business as Norwegian Cruise Lines, for $20 million. Norwegian Cruise Lines has until Sept. 19 to fulfill all the requirements of the bidding process, which includes paying 10 percent of the purchase price. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: New dock could be gold mine

It’s a stroke of genius.

  • Sep 26, 2019
The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has sold its subport land along Egan Drive in downtown Juneau to NCL Bahamas Ltd., which does business as Norwegian Cruise Lines, for $20 million. Norwegian Cruise Lines has until Sept. 19 to fulfill all the requirements of the bidding process, which includes paying 10 percent of the purchase price. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Opinion: Don’t clearcut the Tongass

Opinion: Don’t clearcut the Tongass

Four timber sales are in the works.

  • Sep 25, 2019
Opinion: Don’t clearcut the Tongass
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: New JACC isn’t worth it

You’ll be asked to subsidize this monster forever more.

  • Sep 25, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: When you don’t know, vote no!

Confusing the voters through the design of ballot measures is not open and transparent government.

  • Sep 25, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Don’t be pennywise and pound foolish

Like my mom used to say.

  • Sep 24, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Vote yes for the JACC

It will help Alaska’s economy to thrive.

  • Sep 24, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Have cruise industry build the new JACC

The city can hardly keep its head above water!

  • Sep 22, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: New JACC deserves our support

I support the renovation of Centennial Hall and building the New JACC.

  • Sep 22, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: New JACC will help Juneau jazz

We are looking forward to our continued mutual success in the new JACC.

  • Sep 22, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Support schools, not the new JACC

The children of Juneau deserve better.

  • Sep 22, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Tongass National Forest sign on the way to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Keep the Tongass healthy and strong, don’t roll back the Roadless Rule

As Alaskans, we have a vision for the Tongass that’s based on a healthy forest and strong fisheries.

  • Sep 20, 2019
The Tongass National Forest sign on the way to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Do you trust your Assembly?

I am voting against all three initiatives.

  • Sep 18, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: We don’t need a new and expensive performing arts center

Let’s be happy with the JACC we have.

  • Sep 18, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Don’t JACC up our taxes

Vote no on Prop 3.

  • Sep 17, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Opinion: Eddie Money helped melt Alaska-Russia ‘Ice Curtain’

Opinion: Eddie Money helped melt Alaska-Russia ‘Ice Curtain’

His little known role in helping Alaska and Soviet “citizen diplomats” end the Cold War.

  • Sep 17, 2019
Opinion: Eddie Money helped melt Alaska-Russia ‘Ice Curtain’
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: It’s time to build a new JACC

The arts need a place to thrive.

  • Sep 10, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Opinion: Permanent Fund Board shouldn’t divest from fossil fuels

Opinion: Permanent Fund Board shouldn’t divest from fossil fuels

It would hurt Alaska’s still-struggling economy.

  • Sep 9, 2019
Opinion: Permanent Fund Board shouldn’t divest from fossil fuels
Opinion: Alaska relies on open, free internet

Opinion: Alaska relies on open, free internet

But liberals in Congress want to stop our progress.

  • Sep 4, 2019
Opinion: Alaska relies on open, free internet
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Give Juneau the arts and culture center it deserves

Fifty years have passed since the old JACC was built.

  • Sep 4, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Mendenhall Glacier, seen here in May 2016. (Angelo Saggiomo | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Juneau should be proud of the city’s action on climate change

These projects are community supported and serve climate action and renewable energy goals.

  • Sep 3, 2019
The Mendenhall Glacier, seen here in May 2016. (Angelo Saggiomo | Juneau Empire File)