Peratrovich led way
The Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood honor the steps taken to end discrimination throughout Alaska taken by Roy and Elizabeth Peratrovich.

No drinking at Capitol
Phyllis Lewis had a great point about how the legislators work long and irregular hours and how they may be identified and criticized if they were in public places drinking.

Don't block the mine
Prospectors first discovered gold in the Kensington area in 1887. A number of mines quickly opened and the Comet, Bear, Northern Belle and Kensington mines produced gold until 1901.

UA lab at Lena Point on hold
The University of Alaska has put on hold its plans to build a fisheries research center at Lena Point until it sees whether the state Legislature will provide more funds this session.

Four visions for Alaska's next capitol
After three and a half weeks to create a design, four architectural teams revealed their visions of a new Alaska capitol for the first time on Thursday, at the Baranof Hotel.

Regents OK two new UAS programs
The University of Alaska Southeast will offer new certificate programs in drafting technology and pre-radiologic technology qualifications to help meet local work force demands.

Around town is a listing of non profit local events

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

Tanner, king crab prices likely to drop this season
The tanner and golden king crab seasons in Southeast Alaska are in full swing, but prices may not be as good as they were last year.

Stitt and Foster marry
Juneau resident Teresa Ann Stitt and Phillip Allen Foster of Ruston, Wash., were married Dec. 14, 2004, in Las Vegas.

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

A farewell with friends, co-workers
The members of the Juneau Navy League held a reception Monday for Lt. Kyle Taylor (center). Friends and Department of Labor co-workers gathered at the Buoy Deck to wish him well.

News from the Juneau area

Neitzer and Hosford Jr. wed
Skagway residents Adria C. Neitzer and Raymond D. Hosford Jr. were married at sunset, Jan. 3, 2005, in Maui, Hawaii.

Student recognition
Recognizing Juneau's outstanding youth

Welch and James wed
Vicky M. James of Angoon and Dave Welch of White Sulphur Springs, Mont., were married Dec. 27, 2004, at Heritage Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas.

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

My Turn: Time to settle Native claims
This My Turn is in regard to the landless issue on behalf of the aboriginal people of Alaska, particularly of those who were left out. It is in response to the recent and controversial Murkowski land liquidation article that was released in the news.

Quest leaders reach Dawson
While his fellow Yukon Quest mushers slept along the trail, Skagway's Hugh Neff slipped by and was the first musher to arrive in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, on 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.

Photos: Middle school wrestling
Floyd Dryden Middle School's Cameron Fronimos, at left on top, tries to pin Josh Hahn of Ketchikan's Schoenbar Middle School last Saturday in the 100-pound final of the Petersburg Invitational.

Lathrop boys, girls overwhelm Juneau
Different season, same story.

ASMI revamps its mission, focuses more on advertising
After radical restructuring last year, the Alaska Seafood Marketing Board has drafted a new mission statement and will make consumer advertising a bigger part of its effort to market the state's seafood.

Staff reports from around the state

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

Governor floats plan for wastewater permits
The state should issue permits to discharge industrial wastewater into Alaska waters rather than have the federal government do it because the process takes too long now, the governor said Thursday.

Photo: Saved by a smoke alarm:
Ruby Graham's grandson, Aaron Dasher, 7, left, holds up burned pages of antique children's books as Graham, right, pieces together the rest of the pages while rummaging through the remains of her home in Fairbanks.

Humpy's T-shirt ends up on TV show
Like most matters on the treacherous tropical island of ABC's "Lost," the tale of how a Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse logo T-shirt arrived on the torso of one of the show's main characters was clouded in mystery.

Rep. DeLay: ANWR will be included in energy bill
U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay says a national energy bill will contain a provision to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

Bill caps legal fees for suits in the public interest
A proposal by Gov. Frank Murkowski aims to cut the amount of legal fees the state and municipalities must pay under lawsuits deemed to be in the public interest.

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