In the Stacks: A variety of cookbooks at the library
The library has received so many new delicious-sounding cookbooks that I've made that this week's focus!

Business Digest
Staff reports from local businesses

Wrong solution to airport parking
The recent news that the Juneau Airport Board is considering changing the fees for parking and eliminating the half hour of free parking should be looked at carefully.

Subsidizing pollution
The mining industry supports both mixing zones in salmon spawning habitat and in-lake disposal of industrial waste.

It's still dog poop
I was standing in the rain in the Capital School playground the other week when I came to a startling realization.

Still work to do with dog owners
The Grateful Dogs of Juneau held our monthly "poop scoop" at Sandy Beach in Douglas on Jan. 7, followed by our monthly meeting.

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

Photo: On the ball
Miles Bedford, a 13-year-old seventh-grade student at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, explains his science-fair project Wednesday in the school's commons. Bedford's project is called "The Physics of Hitting."

Photos: A different way to dance
Choreographer Becky Engstrom, top, helps Juneau-Douglas High School students Meagan Wiley, center, and Kael Wanamaker perform a dance exercise Wednesday in the school's dance studio.

Don't step on a crack It's Friday the 13th ... and the full moon rises tonight
Some superstitious folks may not want to cross the path of a black cat or walk under a ladder today.

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

Photo: No dirty politics here
Dave Blackwell of the State Office Building maintenance department powerwashes the steps Thursday.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Home Depot on track for January '07 completion
Home Depot could open early next year, with a store typical of any that people might find in big cities, according to plans shared with city planners Wednesday.

Sharing your home with those in need
Do you know someone who cares about senior citizens and who owns a home with one or more empty bedrooms?

Student Artist in the Spotlight: Alea Uddipa
Student Artist in the Spotlight is a weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the Juneau School District Elementary Art Program.

News about the people you know

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Photo: Reaching New Heights
Members and staff of the Boys & Girls Club of Juneau welcomed their 1,000th member since the opening in 2000 and celebrated with a ceremony this past holiday season.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a new weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the United Way of Southeast Alaska.

Photo: Science Citation
Erika O'Sullivan (center), a local and international science fair winner, accepts a Legislative Citation for all 2005 Southeast Alaska Science Fair participants.

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

Carol Louise Krause
Juneau resident Carol Louise Krause died Jan. 10, 2006, in Juneau after a long battle with ovarian cancer.

Alaska editorial: Alaska schools need help with energy bills
The same surge in oil prices that is filling the state treasury is also draining the budgets of Alaska's school districts.

Alaska editorial: Let a commission help decide legislator's pay
Legislative pay is a touchy subject in Alaska. Right now, lawmakers earn a meager salary of $24,012 a year, though per diem pay during and between sessions boosts the total take for most legislators into the mid-$40,000 range.

Alaska editorial: Shortened session is not good for Alaska
As the Alaska Legislature begins its 120-day session this week, it would be good for Alaskans to follow along with an idea of trying to understand how the process would really work if the session were reduced in length by 25 percent.

Juneau's Joe Tompkins takes eighth in Utah
Juneau monoskier Joe Tompkins earned a pair of eighth-place finishes on Jan. 4-5 at the Huntsman Cup races in Park City, Utah.

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.

JDHS girls head north to face South
All four Juneau-Douglas High School sports teams will be in action this weekend, as the boys basketball and hockey teams host games and the girls basketball and wrestling teams travel to Anchorage.

JDHS box score: Lady T-Bird Classic
from Thursday

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.

JDHS girls defeat South in tourney opener
Aggression on the offensive end paid off in free throws and a tournament-opening victory Tuesday for the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Murkowski: Pay teachers for results
A proposed $5,500 bonus paycheck for improving student academic performance could come in handy for teachers, Juneau Education Association President Carol Shurson said.

Volcano blasts ash in two explosions
Augustine Volcano erupted early Wednesday, sending an ash plume 28,000 feet into the Alaska sky.

Education, gas line top governor's funding list
Gov. Frank Murkowski's State of the Budget address Thursday pitched several proposals he will push for this session, including ownership in the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.

Fuel relief, support for ferries at top of Native priority list
Alaska Natives sent a message to two members of Juneau's legislative delegation on Wednesday that they want to see action on fuel cost relief and better support for ferries this session.

Bill calls for new hall for Legislature
Developers in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough are salivating over 1,000 acres that could someday become a new legislative hall, plus homes and hotels for lawmakers and staffs, according to a scenario described by Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake.

Legislators may divert money for delayed roads
Some House Republicans said Wednesday that they might consider funneling additional state dollars this year to federal highway projects in Alaska that are now delayed in part because of large allocations for two large and controversial bridge projects.

Omnibus drug bill headed to Senate floor
Two bills that aim to curb the production and use of marijuana and methamphetamine in Alaska have been folded into one.

Lawmakers listen to gas pipeline criticism
A former Murkowski administration commissioner urged a critical eye when legislators consider the governor's proposed contract for a North Slope natural gas pipeline.

Alaska National Guard crew honored in Iraq
Aviators, Army soldiers and civilians gathered Thursday at a theater here to honor the four-person crew killed in the crash of an Alaska Army National Guard helicopter.

State House approves police stops to enforce seat belt requirements
The Alaska House of Representatives approved a bill by a 21-18 margin Wednesday allowing law enforcement officers to pull over motorists in Alaska for seat belt violations.

Ketchikan Mill's Revival
Deep inside the ruins of the Ketchikan Pulp Co. mill, a birth is under way. As with any delivery, it's painful and full of promise.

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

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

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Hickel calls for oil tax plan
Former Gov. Wally Hickel says the oil industry has too much influence over Alaska's government, and called long overdue a plan to tax oil companies as long as Alaska's natural gas remains buried in the tundra.

Cinema Guide
what's playing at the box office

what's happening
news of local entertainment events

Miller's mirror to society
A rigid belief system. A claustrophobic environment beset by paranoia, gossip and the fear of the unknown.

news of local arts

Dillingham and friends tell variety of stories downtown
Brett Dillingham, Riley Woodford, Lily Hudson and Adrian Minne will host an evening of storytelling 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, at the downtown Juneau Public Library.

Family Grind, Bump-N-Grind new to town
A group of Juneau artists is starting a monthly open-mike variety series at the VFW Hall in conjunction with First Fridays and wants to get the word out to interested performers.

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