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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Light up the flag
Believe it or not, it has now been more than six weeks that the U.S. flag and the Alaska flag on top of the Capitol building have been in the dark at night.

Four ounces for the governor
SB74 would increase penalties for small amounts of cannabis and make four ounces a felony.

Palin brings ethics to race
I am so thankful Sarah Palin is running for governor of our great state.

Binkley is Alaskan first
I was glad to see that John Binkley is returning to Alaska politics now that his children are grown and they and their families continue to live in Alaska.

If snow continues, ski area may open
It is time to wax the skis and make sure the snowboard is ready to go, according to Eaglecrest Ski Area managers.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Crowd of 300 greets Guard
With the Civil Air Patrol and a group of Boy Scouts carving a narrow gantlet through the packed terminal entrance Sunday morning at Juneau International Airport, Spec. Caleb Irwin emerged from the arrival gate at 10:25 a.m.

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

Youth get platform, problems to resolve
Young Alaskans got a taste last week of the brain-busting work that goes into drafting a state constitution.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Photo: Servicing southern Southeast
The Inter-Island Ferry Authority's second ship, Stikine, is featured in a launching ceremony Saturday at Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes, Wash.

Photo: Something for Sayja
Sonia Bradley reads 'Caillou Says No' to her 17-month-old daughter, Sayja, during Toddler Time on Monday morning at the Mendenhall Valley library.

Larry Dwaine Myers
Juneau resident Larry Dwaine Myers died Jan. 18, 2006 at his home.

My Turn: Daily News, Voice of the Times relationship stifles gas-line views
If all you had to gauge the opinion of Alaskans regarding natural gas development and gas line construction was the Anchorage Daily News and the Voice of the Times...

My turn: Planned projects are bridges to the future
The new legislative session started off with a bang in Juneau the second week of January, with two very informative hearings on the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.

Alaska editorial: Hold back checks until absentees return home
More than 18,000 Permanent Fund dividend applicants claim an allowable out-of-state absence when they apply for the annual share-the-oil-wealth payment.

My turn:Martin Luther King Jr.'s words still ring true
A weekend workshop on "Creating a Culture of Peace reaffirmed the importance to me of the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Ketchikan girls down JDHS girls junior varsity
The Ketchikan High School girls varsity basketball team downed the Juneau-Douglas junior varisty 44-39 on Saturday.

JDHS girls basketball box scores
from this weekend

No snow, no problem for Juneau Ski Club
A lack of local snow hasn't stopped the Juneau Ski Club from hitting the slopes. The athletes recently completed a second trip to Mt. Sima in Whitehorse to do some training for the upcoming ski season.

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

Alaska communities adjust to reality of crab rationalization
Residents of small Alaska fishing communities are dealing with the hard economic realities that have come with the first wave of federal crab rationalization.

What's next for Alaskans tested as donors for Butcher?
Last month, a record 1,147 people throughout Alaska had their blood drawn in hopes of adding their name to the national bone marrow registry.

Photo: Memorial service
Henry Hodge looks at flowers, cards and photos following a memorial service Saturday for Alaska Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Chester Troxel at the Anchorage Baptist Temple in Anchorage.

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

Photo: Cool herald
An angel carved from ice stands about 8 feet tall Thursday outside a church in Kenai.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from the state

Federal airport security costs high in Alaska
Per-person recruiting costs for federal airport screeners hired in Alaska were among the highest in the nation, a recent report said.

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

Red Cross 'moms' dole out their TLC
Army Spc. Derek Reese is running two miles a day, building his strength and endurance after receiving a serious leg wound in Iraq. The 25-year-old hopes to rejoin his unit in Iraq next month.

Waterman jury may be sequestered
An alleged matricide case from Prince of Wales has generated enough national attention that court officials discussed during jury selection on Monday sequestering a Juneau jury for the first time in more than 20 years.

Meth measure targets over-the-counter drugs
Alaska's pharmacists are now at the center of a debate over a bill aimed at curbing home laboratory production of methamphetamines and making any possession of marijuana illegal.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

More are showing up at Anchorage shelters
More homeless and hungry people are showing up at Anchorage shelters, according to staff members.

Youth psychiatric company probed for drug methods
A company building Alaska's first residential lockup for disturbed children is under scrutiny for how it uses methods such as mechanized restraints and tranquilizing drugs in its other facilities.

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