Opinion

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

Opinion: The new JACC deserves public funding

There’s more on the ballot than what readily meets the eye.

  • Sep 29, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Centennial Hall, left and the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, center, on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: A different way to interpret New JACC numbers

A response to an earlier My Turn.

  • Sep 27, 2019
Centennial Hall, left and the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, center, on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Centennial Hall, left and the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, center, on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Ballot propositions are must for Juneau

The upcoming municipal election defines a critical juncture in Juneau’s future.

  • Sep 27, 2019
Centennial Hall, left and the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, center, on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center is seen in this August 2019 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Why I’ll be voting ‘no’ on all 3 propositions

Bonds are not free money.

  • Sep 27, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center is seen in this August 2019 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: ‘Just say no’ to new JACC

I support the arts, but art is a luxury.

  • Sep 26, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: New JACC benefits everyone

Please vote yes on all three propositions.

  • 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: Proposition 3: Not at this time

A $26.4 million building is a big “ask” during these times of economic uncertainty.

  • Sep 25, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Students attend the ninth annual Campus Kickoff at the University of Alaska Southeast on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Students attend the ninth annual Campus Kickoff at the University of Alaska Southeast on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Darcy Stetson casts her ballot during early voting at City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Early voting is happening at City Hall, Mondays–Fridays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and at the Mendenhall Mall Annex, Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays, Sept. 21 and 28 from noon-4 p.m. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Vote Oct. 1 (or before!)

I really hope that you’ll join me.

  • Sep 24, 2019
Darcy Stetson casts her ballot during early voting at City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Early voting is happening at City Hall, Mondays–Fridays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and at the Mendenhall Mall Annex, Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays, Sept. 21 and 28 from noon-4 p.m. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: The JACC is bad business for tax payers

The Assembly should not keep increasing the size of local government.

  • Sep 22, 2019

Opinion: We don’t need another Middle East war

The tragic nature of war.

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

Opinion: CBJ Assembly priorities raise questions

A political bait-and-switch.

  • Sep 20, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Quit collecting more than you need

Costs are high enough already.

  • Sep 20, 2019
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Vote ‘no’ on Propositions 1-3

I recommend a “no” vote.

  • Sep 19, 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)
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)
The Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Centennial Hall, left and the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, center, on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: The new JACC is a sound investment

Here’s the facts.

  • Sep 19, 2019
Centennial Hall, left and the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, center, on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Let’s tackle this climate emergency

Our planet is changing fast.

  • Sep 18, 2019
In this file photo from Sept. 14, 2017, a large still is a centerpiece in the tasting room at the Amalga Distillery at Franklin and Second Streets in downtown Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Proposed restrictions on tasting rooms make no sense

Alaska’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board seems rather annoyed by the success of brewery and distillery tasting rooms in the state.

  • Sep 18, 2019
In this file photo from Sept. 14, 2017, a large still is a centerpiece in the tasting room at the Amalga Distillery at Franklin and Second Streets in downtown Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
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