Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Why say no to mine?
I love Southeast Alaska and I love Juneau - Alaska's capital city.

Trying for a bridge for 30 years
I want to make a few comments regarding Alaska's nationally renowned proposed bridge projects.

Lakes come and go
Some observations concerning the Slate Lake controversy.

Murkowski should think of the people
I applaud Ernestine Hanlon for speaking out! It is time for our governor to think of the people.

Are gas prices dropping?
I've just heard on National Public Radio that the prices for gasoline have dropped 18 cents across the nation in the last few weeks.

Juneau featured on major U.S. fishery port list
Commercial fishermen landed almost twice as much fish in Juneau in 2004 as they did the previous year.

Rain continues to pelt Juneau
As the rain continued Monday afternoon, Bret Schmiege was looking at "several tons of mud and several tons of tree debris" where he used to sleep in his Nelson Street home.

Photo: Cleaning up after Mother Nature
Scott Stevens of the Public Works Department pumps water and debris Monday from a storm drain on Behrends Avenue.

Photo: Staying tuned
Juneau-Douglas High School cross country and track team members, from left, Wesley Dinnen, Katie Krehlik, Hunter Brown, Tyler Dinnen, Justin Jones and Jordan Moser (obscured by Jones) run in the hard-driving rain Monday on Glacier Highway.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Images from another time: A bishop ordained, 1996
The Rev. Michael Warfel lies prostrate before 15 bishops and other Catholic clergy before an altar set up for his elevation to bishop on Dec. 17, 1996, at Centennial Hall.

Glory Hole provides
Despite record rainfall, Juneau residents have a lot to be thankful for this week.

Assembly revamps tax exemptions
Non-residents will have to start paying sales tax in Juneau, while businesses can enjoy a bigger tax break next year.

Southeast Natives rally behind hurt Iraq soldier
No matter their feelings about the war in Iraq, scores of Tlingits in Southeast Alaska are rallying behind Latseen Benson.

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

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

Corps suspends mine's permits for review
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers notified Coeur Alaska and Goldbelt on Tuesday it has suspended their water discharge permits related to the Kensington Mine.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Soaked city on the move
Juneau has never recorded so much rain at the airport as it has in the last seven days, National Weather Service forecaster Carl Dierking said Tuesday evening.

Thank you
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from around the community

Photo: Something for breakfast
Juneau Elementary Support Staff (JESS) Chapter Vice President and Glacier Elementary School custodian Jorge Cordero presents JESS member Stacy Morehouse with a check in support of elementary school breakfast programs.

What if we all communicated as persons beloved of God?
It was Christmas, and our United Methodist house in Helena, Montana was full. Some of our children and some of their children and spouses were there.

Howard and Fankhauser to marry
Christin Howard of Las Vegas and Caleb Fankhauser of Juneau will marry on April 28, 2007, in Las Vegas.

Reifenstein and Gende marry
Ami Lynn Reifenstein and Scott Michael Gende were married on Aug. 19, 2005, in a garden ceremony at the home of the bride's parents on Auke Lake in Juneau.

Clifford Berg
Longtime Juneau resident Clifford Berg, 88, died on Nov. 11, 2005

Dorothy Ann (Nething) Swearingen
Dorothy Ann (Nething) Swearingen

My turn: A test predestined to failure
What happened to the "test" of the fast ferries this winter?

My Turn: Reality of Juneau Access
After reading all the distortions about Juneau Access, here is the real truth from my personnel experience.

My Turn: Which is sick, the park or the people?
Gunakadeit Park has been diagnosed as a sick puppy.

My turn: Critics make erroneous claims about fast ferries
At some point in the discussion of public policy, facts should be helpful.

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

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.

Nine tabbed for AWG
Nine children from the Juneau and Douglas area will represent Alaska in the indoor soccer competition in the upcoming Arctic Winter Games, March 5-11 in the Kenai Peninsula.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the nation, and the world

NorthwestDigest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Company plans Anchorage generic-drug manufacturing plant
An Alaska-based home health care company plans to construct a manufacturing facility in Anchorage to make generic drugs.

Partners launch seafood magazine
A Seattle company hopes to capitalize on the popularity of wild-caught seafood with a new magazine.

Army makes clearer how soldier died
A Fort Wainwright soldier killed over the weekend had been standing guard during a raid of a terror cell in Iraq - not caught in an ambush as Alaska military officials initially reported, an Army commander in Mosul said Tuesday.

Coast Guard's oldest cutter to see last sail in '07
The Kodiak-based cutter Storis, oldest in the Coast Guard fleet, will be decommissioned in 2007, ending the vessel's 50-year history in Alaska.

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