Support upgrades
The Juneau Docks and Harbor Board's efforts to establish a sustainable harbor system should be supported.

President Bush not trampling rights
Under the Bush administration, the U.S. Justice Department did what no other administration had done before - it prepared comprehensive guidelines for treating rape victims.

Care for veterans
Have you ever wondered about the POW patch? Who designed it?

Road costs underestimated
Concerning the proposed highway to Skagway costing about $300 million, I find that number quite surprising.

Irresponsible mining
As a member of the high school club Alaska Youth for Environmental Action, I am in favor of reasonable and sustainable development and the use of our natural resources.

Learn road rules
Regarding Aubrey Merritt's Jan. 13 letter to the editor about yielding at new intersection in the Valley: Finally, someone who knows the rules of the road.

We won't profit from mine
I would like to take this opportunity to voice my opinion against the Kensington Mine's current plans to build in the Berners Bay area.

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

B&Bs stung by utility-fee hike
Water is essential to make Juneau's Pearson's Pond one of the most romantic places in the world.

Montessori parents seek charter school
Parents of Montessori students want to form a charter school within the Juneau School District.

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

Fair draws out the scientists in the students
John Correa and Taylor Dalton, sixth-graders at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School, wondered which kind of paper airplane would fly the farthest.

Photo: Trouble for the 2025 Canadiens
Mason Gallanos, 4, and his brother, Max, 2, face off Sunday on the ice at Twin Lakes.

Photo: Urban sled dog shows 'em how to do it
Al Hill makes a run on his sled Sunday with his dog, Piper, at Twin Lakes.

Cops' association scoffs at city staff's proposal for weekends off
The Public Safety Employees Association has rejected a proposal by the City that claims to offer every police officer at least one weekend day off for at least eight months in a 12-month period.

Higher rates are likely for all of Juneau's residents
If you think Juneau's water and wastewater rate is already too high, prepare for an increase. Both rates are likely to continue rising, an ad hoc utility advisory board concluded.

Rescue team searches for lost woman
The search for a Douglas woman who went missing Sunday night continues today near the end of North Douglas Highway, according to the Alaska State Troopers.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of nonprofit events

Photo: Fun (?) under the sun
William Thornton is half-hidden by a snowbank as he clears a sidewalk Monday outside Merchants Wharf in downtown Juneau.

City celebrates King's birthday
Juneau celebrated civil rights in song Monday.

Big snow hits Juneau, finally
After a couple of months of snow deprivation, Juneau residents got a big consolation prize from Mother Nature on Monday.

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

Frank Howard Brown
Former Juneau resident Frank Howard Brown, 71, died Dec. 20, 2004, in Newport, Ore.

Don Louis Cafferata
Former Douglas resident Don Louis Cafferata, 75, died Dec. 30, 2004, after a short illness at St. Joseph's Hospital in Eureka, Calif. He was surrounded by his loving wife and daughters.

Barbara 'Bobbie' Evelyn Rice
Longtime Juneau resident Barbara Evelyn Rice, 81, died at her home in Juneau on Jan. 15, 2005.

Alaska editorial: An opportunity for fiscal responsiblity
There's no denying that there's a bit more optimism among elected officials in Juneau. It was evident in Gov. Frank Murkowski's State of the State speech on Tuesday.

Alaska editorial: Governor's State of the State address surprises
High oil prices give Frank Murkowski the chance to be an old-fashioned democratic socialist - more money for education, kids, seniors and social workers, plus higher taxes on the oil industry and state ownership of the means of production.

My Turn: Harbor board not hiding its actions
I must respond to Katharine Miller's My Turn guest column, "Juneau needs to include public in harbor decisions" (Empire, Jan. 12), about proposed harbor fee increases.

My Turn: Police shift change bad for city
I want to express my outrage regarding the decision by Juneau Police Department administration to force police officers into 8 eight-hour shifts.

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.

Local Sports
Rankings and scores from local teams...

Still rockin' after 100 years
Put away that hockey puck and stash the basketball. To play Fairbanks' oldest organized sport, you need a rock and a broom.

Tompkins wins bronze
Juneau mono-skier Joe Tompkins returned to his element on Monday and reached the podium for just the third time in a Disabled World Cup race.

Atlanta's last holdovers
Keith Brooking made it to the Super Bowl in his very first season - playing for the Atlanta Falcons, no less.

Jay Hakkinen qualifies for 2006 Olympics
Biathlete Jay Hakkinen of Kasilof has secured a spot in the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy. He is the first Alaska resident to earn a spot in the 2006 Olympics.

Jazz ring up Bell in 4th to beat Lakers
Raja Bell contributed very little during the first three quarters Monday night, playing nine minutes and scoring two points.

JDHS wrestlers post 3-1 mark on Ketchikan trip
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team left half its squad at home, but the Crimson Bears still posted a 3-1 record in a two-day series of triple-dual meets with Ketchikan and Sitka this weekend at Ketchikan High School's Clarke Cochrane Gymnasium.

Wasilla man constructing 18-foot-tall not-a-robot
As Carlos Owens Jr. envisions it, the humanoid machine he's building will shoot nine-inch nails from the shoulders and 20-foot flames from the forearms. "You've got to have flame-throwers!" he says.

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports from around the state.

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

Photo: Lakota dancer
Kevin Locke, a Lakota and Anishinabe American Indian, performs a hoop dance Saturday in Petersburg. Locked performed in Juneau on Monday night at the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium. The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council and other arts groups sponsored his Southeast tour. Locke, 51, has been touring since the mid-1970s from his home in Wakpala, S.D.

Feds set to stop Bering Sea crab derbies
Federal fishery managers are poised to eliminate open derbies for Bering sea crab fisheries in an effort to create a safer industry.

UAF tightens faculty policies
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has approved a policy change to recognize degrees only from accredited universities when it comes to decisions of hiring, promotions, tenure or transferring credit.

Tax change steams oil companies
Oil industry representatives are crying foul over a plan by Gov. Frank Murkowski to increase taxes on some North Slope oil fields, arguing the governor gave them no warning before announcing the decision.

Man sues over disabled parking at fishing spot
A Soldotna man has filed a complaint against the city, saying the lone "handicap only" fishing spot in town is discriminatory because it's not properly patrolled.

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

Search for crewman halted as CG resumes quest for others
Separated from the others, Cache Seel clung to the hull of the Big Valley as the 92-foot crab boat slammed against the waves of the churning Bering Sea.

Trial begins for Nome police officer charged with murder
Nearly a year and a half after a 19-year old woman was found shot to death, the trial of a former Nome police officer accused of her murder begins today in Nome Superior Court.

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