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Letter: Keep Juneau unique: Don't build the road

Posted: April 10, 2014 - 11:11pm

I was born in Juneau, where I intend to spend my life after finishing college in the Midwest. Juneau is unique, interesting and precious. Over spring break, I spoke to many of my friends from JDHS who are currently attending schools Outside; they all share my longing to return to our home tucked between mountains and sea, protected from mediocrity and “normalcy” by the wilderness around us. We all look forward to returning to our quirky home.

There are so many problems that must be tackled in our state. An unnecessary road just leading to a different ferry terminal would drain resources and would not enhance our city. The Legislature should not put $35 million into the road this year, nor the half billion dollars that will be necessary in future years. Canceling the dead-end Juneau road proposal would thwart wasteful spending and ensure that Juneau remains the wondrous place my classmates and I long to return to and in which we plan on building our lives.

Megan Behnke

Juneau

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Bill Knabke
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Bill Knabke 04/11/14 - 07:44 am
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Thank you, Megan.

Bill Burk
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Bill Burk 04/11/14 - 08:10 am
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Excellent letter! Juneau is unique, and most of wish it remain that way! NO ROAD!

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Judy Hodel 04/11/14 - 11:57 am
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Road to A Mine

Some brothers will really cash in after a state subsidized road to their mine is built. "Takers" if you ask me.

Kevin Nye
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Kevin Nye 04/23/14 - 06:21 am
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Build The Road

You all call it a "road to nowhere". Some people when challenged on this, say "Oh, that's just a figure of speech".

But, if you believe that a road out of Juneau is simply a road "to nowhere", then, the next time you are out the existing Juneau road to, let's say Sunshine Cove, Cowee Creek, or Echo Cove, just remember that you traveled on a "road to nowhere" and that I guess, when you are there enjoying yourself you are at that time in: "Nowheresville" man....

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