Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Enough from the Republicans
When are we going to tell the Republicans enough is enough?

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.

Don't compare Democrats to Osama
I was disappointed by the Empire's choice of an editorial cartoon in Monday's paper comparing the Democratic party to Osama bin Laden.

I do believe I'll have a laugh
I believe in laughter. Laughter that chortles, burbles and finally erupts into body-shaking joy.

We need to take clean water seriously
I live in Missoula, Mont., and have been an angler for 25 years.

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.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: A call for more jobs and training
Alaska State Commissioner of Labor Greg O'Claray speaks Tuesday at the Alaska State AFL-CIO Legislative Conference at Centennial Hall. O'Claray spoke about job creation and getting youth involved in vocational training during his address.

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

Forum explores ties between population, environment
Conservationists will join family planning advocates in Juneau on Thursday to discuss how population affects the environment.

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.

Planned Parenthood to open clinic in fall
Family planning service and abortion provider Planned Parenthood of Alaska is ready to open a clinic in Juneau this fall, according to its Anchorage-based leader.

Snow is fun for some, but it's work for others
While Tuesday's heavy snowfall was good news for many winter enthusiasts, it equated to a lot of hard work for others.

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

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.

Photo: Big Sister honored
Sheri Vidic was honored with Juneau Big Sister of the Year at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Alaska volunteer recognition reception Jan. 19 at the governor's mansion.

I do believe I'll have a laugh
I believe in laughter. Laughter that chortles, burbles and finally erupts into body-shaking joy.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Photo: Rotary welcomes exchange student
Juneau Gastineau Rotary members...

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

Photo: Roadrunners scholarships
The Southeast Roadrunners have awarded two annual "Ben Blackgoat Memorial Scholarships" of $500 each, to graduating members of the Juneau High School cross country team.

Schriver and Beechum to marry
Kelli Jo Schriver of Big Timber, Mont., and Eric Beechum of Denver will be married May 13, at Chapel by the Lake in Juneau. A reception will follow the ceremony at the Thane Ore House.

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

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.

My Turn: Resurrection of BBC bodes well for Alaska Natives
I am pleased to learn that the BBC Human Resource Development Corp. has been reactivated.

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.

My Turn: Special needs kids need more
"The legislature shall by general law establish and maintain a system of public schools open to all children of the state, and may provide for other public educational institutions.

Southeast Road Runners honor pair of runners
The Southeast Road Runners honored Saturday two graduating members of the Juneau-Douglas High School cross country team.

Juneau Parks and Rec Adult Ordway Basketball League
as of Jan 22

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.

SE roundup: Dierick helps Yakutat sweep Thorne Bay in Class 2A showdown
Kyle Dierick exploded for 38 points and Sam Ferguson tallied 21 Saturday as Class 3A Southeast Conference-leading Yakutat completed a sweep of Thorne Bay with a 73-45 victory.

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

State rejects Dems' demand for vote data
The state Division of Elections has rejected a request by the Alaska Democratic Party to turn over electronic voting files from the 2004 election.

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.

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

Waterman trial begins today
Jurors selected Tuesday to decide the fate of 17-year-old Rachelle Waterman won't see naked pictures she allegedly sent to one of the men who pleaded guilty to killing her mother, a Juneau judge ruled after sending the panel home for the night.

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.

Candidates for governorship talk to labor
Gubernatorial candidates were snowing down Tuesday on Juneau's Centennial Hall as five stopped by for a dinner forum and two potential runners made speeches.

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.

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

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from the state

Dems demand governor's aide apologize for slamming Elton
Legislative Democrats are demanding an apology from Gov. Frank Murkowski's office for a letter that appeared in Sunday's Anchorage Daily News criticizing state Sen. Kim Elton, D-Juneau.

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