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Opinion: A newcomer’s perspective on Juneau’s election

This month’s election prompted one new Juneauite to consider the differences between his new community and his old one. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Paul! – Mary As a newcomer to Juneau it’s hard for me to say what is … Continue reading

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Opinion: Local elections make a difference in your life

In 2016, Juneau voters made decisions about marijuana laws and a 3% local tax. Well, actually, 1 out of every 3 Juneau voters made that decision, because only 33.5% of us voted. I’d like to see that change.

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Opinion: A time to heal

by KIM METCALFE – In his June 10th speech to the annual People’s Summit in Chicago, Vermont independent Bernie Sanders lashed out at the Democratic Party saying the party’s current model and direction is “an absolute failure.” Sanders further stated, “The … Continue reading

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Bruce Botelho: Is there a role for the Party in non-partisan politics?

by BRUCE BOTELHO – Since statehood, Alaska has required that candidates for local public office be elected on a non-partisan basis. Some have concluded that this requirement somehow prohibits political parties from becoming engaged in local races. There is no … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Jay Parmley, coming to town!

by JAY PARMLEY – Hey there, Tongass Dems! As you might already know, I’ll be heading down to the Capital City on Thursday for an event at Kim Metcalfe’s house. I’ve been looking forward to this event for a while, as … Continue reading

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Kronick: Time to Dream

Will Kronick is a local Democrat and guest writer who provides his take on social issues, workers and families.  When I leave work, I have a routine: the gym or a run, dinner, reading, and bed. Single and childless, my … Continue reading

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