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Suit: Do all job interviews still require formal attire?
Do you need to wear a suit to a job interview, or can you get away with sneaking to your appointment on your lunch hour in your business casual clothing?

At ease
'Are you going to wear that?' For the first six months working at a Philadelphia design firm, Nick Inserra would hear the same comment every day from his wife when he was leaving for work.

Big Oil is conning Alaskans, governor
It is time for a reality check. Big Oil is engaged in a disinformation ad campaign to con Alaskans on oil taxes and a gas pipeline. Don't fall for it.

Keep your politics to yourself at folk fest
Kudos to the out-of-town bands that entertained us with some real great picking on stage at the Alaska Folk Festival on April 7. Up until then I was not real sure if I'd shown up for a political rally or a folk music festival.

Don't shoot those who question Pebble
Besides the importance of family, I treasure the natural resources from the Nushagak drainage of Bristol Bay. These natural resources: Salmon, caribou, moose, waterfowl and berries are found in my freezer.

Dropouts defy stereotypes
It's difficult to tell that 17-year-old Maria Monagle is a high school dropout. An articulate young lady, she was a member of the student council, enrolled in Advanced Placement courses, and a member of the Juneau-Douglas High School Site Council.

Nest-building eagles evicted from airport
Some trail walkers are fuming at the Juneau International Airport cutting a spruce tree that some believe contained a protected eagle nest.

New movies bolster Native language
Sealaska Heritage Institute has created seven interactive Tlingit-language movies with Flash Media software to help engage students at a critical time for the Native culture, officials said.

Police & Fire
Reports from Juneau police, fire officials and state troopers reported.

Photo: Sea touch
Kerri Sheakley encourages her daughter, Cameron Framke, 4, to touch a sea cucumber on display as part of the Earth Day Festival at Centennial Hall on Saturday.

The unfinished education
A pernicious monster is chewing up hundreds of Juneau kids' futures, while school and community leaders rally to understand and fight it.

Photo: Easter egg scramble
Children, ages 4 to 7, sprint at the start of the Zach Gordon Youth Center Easter Egg Hunt.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Thomas McBrien
Juneau resident Thomas F. McBrien, 60, died April 3, 2006, of cancer on at Swedish Hospital in Seattle.

Lucille Lawrence
Former Juneau resident Lucille Iva Lawrence, 91, died April 11, 2006, in Hood River, Ore.

Alaska editorial: Require auto dealers to tell consumers the details
Most auto dealers - like most businesses - are honest.

We do and don't need rush jobs
By Lew Williams Jr.

Empire editorial: A warm reception for climate panel
Juneau and Mayor Bruce Botelho deserve praise for recognizing what all Alaskans soon will - that the Last Frontier is on the front lines of global climate change.

Empire editorial: Flesh out parking plan
City planners who want to ease downtown Juneau's parking woes have a good idea, but one that needs some strict guidelines before it is enacted.

Outsiders: Craig Duncan
Juneau's outdoor lives

Out & About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

Fishing for advocacy
A group of Juneau anglers has reconstituted a Juneau chapter of the nonprofit advocacy group Trout Unlimited and hopes to develop a comprehensive fish-based watershed management plan for Montana Creek in one of its first projects.

Ducks and swans among spring's messengers
Zoom in on Wildlife

Petersburg no match for Juneau-Douglas
Despite not being able to practice outside yet this season, the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team started off the year strong with a three-game sweep of host Petersburg.

Juneau-Douglas softball team open season with two commanding wins over Sitka
The Juneau-Douglas High School softball team opened the season by dominating host Sitka over the weekend.

Juneau girls soccer remain undefeated
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team ended a marathon weekend with two victories and a tie.

Defense remains strong in Bears' victories
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team wrapped up a successful homestand with two victories over the weekend.

Sports in Juneau
Sports in Juneau is a service provided by the Juneau Empire to provide information on upcoming sports and outdoors events in Juneau.

Alaska Digest
Sfaff and Wire reports from around the state

Globe-walkers deported from Russia
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Stinky shoes win prize
McKenna Dinkel, 7, became famous in the most unlikely of ways - for the stench radiating from her sneakers.

Funds may invest in gas line
Trustees of the Alaska Permanent Fund are planning to hire a consulting firm to determine whether the oil-wealth savings account should invest in a possible natural gas pipeline from the North Slope.

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