Municipal election

Michael Boisvert exits a voting booth in the Municipal Election at AEL&P on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Turnout might be highest since 2010

The Lynn Canal precinct led the way with nearly 40 percent turnout.

Michael Boisvert exits a voting booth in the Municipal Election at AEL&P on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Well-done: Weldon wins mayor

On a night with multiple tight races, the mayoral race stood out.

School Board candidate Kevin Allen, left, is congratulated by School Board President Brian Holst during Election night in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Simple as 1-2-3: 3 school board candidates fill 3 openings

As the dull roar of live election results rippled through City Hall, Kevin Allen and Paul Kelly stopped to shake hands. “Looks like you’re doing… Continue reading

School Board candidate Kevin Allen, left, is congratulated by School Board President Brian Holst during Election night in the Assembly chambers on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Supporters for mayoral candidates Beth Weldon, Saralyn Tabachnick and Assembly candidate Michelle Bonnet Hale wave signs at the corner of 10th Street and Egan Drive on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, to remind drivers to vote in the Municipal Election Tuesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Early voting numbers surpass 2017 total

If early voting numbers are any indication, turnout could be on the rise during this election season.

Supporters for mayoral candidates Beth Weldon, Saralyn Tabachnick and Assembly candidate Michelle Bonnet Hale wave signs at the corner of 10th Street and Egan Drive on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, to remind drivers to vote in the Municipal Election Tuesday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mayoral candidates Saralyn Tabachnick, left, Norton Gregory, center, and Beth Weldon answers questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Economy should be next mayor’s top priority

I am having a difficult time deciding who to vote for among the candidates for mayor. These are some of the things they should be… Continue reading

Mayoral candidates Saralyn Tabachnick, left, Norton Gregory, center, and Beth Weldon answers questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau mayoral candidates Beth Weldon, left, Saralyn Tabachnick and Norton Gregory, via video conference, speak to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Mayoral candidates want to make Juneau easier to access

The three primary mayoral candidates talked about the importance of connecting Juneau to the region and the state.

Juneau mayoral candidates Beth Weldon, left, Saralyn Tabachnick and Norton Gregory, via video conference, speak to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Juneau League of Women Voters Candidates Forum

Watch the municipal candidates talk about the issues ahead of the Oct. 2 election.

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Juneau mayoral candidates Beth Weldon, left, Norton Gregory, center, and Saralyn Tabachnick introduce themselves to the Rotary Club of Juneau during their luncheon at the Baranof Hotel on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Mayoral candidates debate city’s role in arts, child care

The three active mayoral candidates offered different perspectives on a few topics Tuesday.

Juneau mayoral candidates Beth Weldon, left, Norton Gregory, center, and Saralyn Tabachnick introduce themselves to the Rotary Club of Juneau during their luncheon at the Baranof Hotel on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau School Board candidate Elizabeth Siddon reacts to the timer’s bell as she answers questions with Kevin Allen, left, Paul Kelly, center, during a candidate forum by the League of Women Voters at KTOO on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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School Board candidates talk priorities during forums

The candidates have a great deal of common ground but all bring different perspectives to the board.

Juneau School Board candidate Elizabeth Siddon reacts to the timer’s bell as she answers questions with Kevin Allen, left, Paul Kelly, center, during a candidate forum by the League of Women Voters at KTOO on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Issues of affordability, public safety prominent in candidates’ minds

A busy week of candidate forums culminated in the annual League of Women Voters candidate forum on Thursday.

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Juneau Assembly candidates for the Areawide and District 2 seats are asked to raise their hand if they support the Juneau Access Project during a forum at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. District 2 candidate Emil Mackey did not attend the event because of work travel. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Economic-minded candidates talk future of business in Juneau

At Thursday’s Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Assembly candidates were probed about an issue that many of them know quite a bit about: Juneau’s economy.… Continue reading

Juneau Assembly candidates for the Areawide and District 2 seats are asked to raise their hand if they support the Juneau Access Project during a forum at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during its weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. District 2 candidate Emil Mackey did not attend the event because of work travel. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Video: Juneau League of Women Voters Candidates Forum

Municipal candidates will take the stage Thursday night.

Juneau School Board candidates Kevin Allen, left, Paul Kelly, center, and Elizabeth Siddon answer questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Municipal candidates take center stage Thursday

Municipal candidates will take the stage Thursday night.

Juneau School Board candidates Kevin Allen, left, Paul Kelly, center, and Elizabeth Siddon answer questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Assembly candidates answers questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. From left: Garrett Schoenberger, Carole Triem, Tom Williams, Don Habeger, Wade Bryson, Michelle Bonnet Hale and Loren Jones. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Education topics stand out at Assembly forum

Candidates circled back to educational topics during the first public forum of election season.

Assembly candidates answers questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. From left: Garrett Schoenberger, Carole Triem, Tom Williams, Don Habeger, Wade Bryson, Michelle Bonnet Hale and Loren Jones. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Assembly candidates answers questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. From left: Garrett Schoenberger, Carole Triem, Tom Williams, Don Habeger, Wade Bryson, Michelle Bonnet Hale and Loren Jones. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Education topics stand out at Assembly forum

During the first public forum of election season, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly candidates kept circling back to the topic of improving education.… Continue reading

Assembly candidates answers questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. From left: Garrett Schoenberger, Carole Triem, Tom Williams, Don Habeger, Wade Bryson, Michelle Bonnet Hale and Loren Jones. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mayoral candidates Saralyn Tabachnick, left, Norton Gregory, center, and Beth Weldon answers questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mayoral candidates Saralyn Tabachnick, left, Norton Gregory, center, and Beth Weldon answers questions during a Special Native Issues Forum at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)