Where's Alaska on climate change?
In the continued absence of federal action on climate change, governors of Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona and New Mexico teamed together on Feb. 26 and signed a progressive agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

To heal, we need to communicate as equals
I've just read Gerry Bigelow's Feb. 21 My Turn, "Racism rears its head in Juneau," and I find it astonishing that there appears to be no response to his call for the good people of Juneau...

A higher price to pay at Juneau pumps
While I had heard on the national news that gasoline prices across the country had risen lately, I still think it is time to point out Juneau's absurdly high gasoline prices.

Shouldn't state get premium money back?
The Feb. 22 Juneau Empire article, "AK saves as dependents go missing," said the state's annual savings due to dependents who have disappeared will be $14.5 million, and there are no plans to recover this money.

The hidden virtues of global warming
Recently, both in the media and in the scientific world, there has been much attention paid to the "reality" of global warming.

SEACC, Sealaska share a commitment to SE
Recent letters to the editor have expressed some strong opinions about tough issues facing Juneau. Sometimes those letters miss the mark.

Shocked that people didn't intervene
I was not only shocked, but horrified, by what I read in Korry Keeker's recent column, "Reflections of love, dogs and inner demons," published in the Feb. 15 Hooligan.

A burning question to ask Osama bin Laden
There is a question I have longed to pose to the self-anointed financier and operational guru of 9/11 - the absent Osama bin Laden. Feel free to respond care of the Juneau Empire. But first allow me to qualify it.

Photo: Home innovation
Alan Wilson, president of Alaska Renovtors Inc., explains a new onsite wastewater treatment system called AdvaTex Treatment System to Barbara Hinman-Frank on Sunday during the Home and Garden Show at Centennial Hall.

Photo: Lake crossing
Three skiers and their dogs cross Auke Lake on Sunday.

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

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

Photo: Car excavation
Alla Kirsanova and her brother, Tom Kirsanov, dig out their car Monday near Douglas Highway.

Photo: An extra dose of winter
Mikayla May, left, and Ali Witt sled down a hill Monday near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in Juneau.

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


Juneau man arrested twice for burglary
A 27-year-old Juneau man was arrested twice Sunday morning after being accused of trying to break into cars downtown, bailing out of jail, then getting caught burglarizing a stranger's home in Lemon Creek.

Travel agent sues DMV over Real ID plan
An Anchorage travel agent is suing the state Division of Motor Vehicles in Juneau Superior Court, claiming that the agency has breached privacy rights by illegally implementing stricter requirements for new Alaskans to acquire driver's licenses.

Frederick to remain in China during speech case
When the Supreme Court hears arguments next month in an important test of student free speech rights, the man at the center of the case will be halfway around the world.

Assembly to support gay benefits plan
Members of Juneau's gay and lesbian community hope Alaskans will come out and oppose the Legislature's attempt to amend the state constitution to limit benefits for same-sex couples in a special election next month.

Lawmakers worried about gas line tariffs
Federal regulators are questioning how oil flowing through the trans-Alaska pipeline is charged, prompting some Alaska lawmakers to say this could serve as a warning for a producer-owned natural gas pipeline.

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

Museum's new curator explores Juneau's relatively fresh history
As a student of history, Addison Field devoted his energy to studying old cultures and places.

David Capp
Former Juneau resident David "Red" Jonas Capp died Feb. 22, 2007, in Hayward, Calif., after a short battle with cancer. He was 55.

Chuck Bratton
Former Juneau resident Chuck Bratton died March 1, 2007, at home in Sammamish, Wash. He was 54.

Michael Perry
Former Juneau resident Michael "Uncle Mike" T. Perry died Feb. 26, 2007, at the veterans hospital in White City, Ore., after a long illness. He was 65.

Donald Montgomery
Former Juneau resident Donald T. Montgomery died Feb. 21, 2007, in Brookings, Ore. He was 80.

Outside editorial: FCC reality check: Agency should drop outdated rule
The Federal Communications Commission had good intentions in levying a $24 million fine against Univision for not complying with a federal rule mandating children's programming on broadcast-television networks.

My Turn: Shakespeare, Iraq and Sen. Biden
I have had William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" on my mind a lot lately after seeing Theatre in the Rough's compelling production last month.

Alaska editorial: There's no problem with McNeil bear hunt
Opening what amounts to a sliver of land and a postage-stamp sized parcel to limited brown bear hunting near the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary will not endanger that brown bear population or give Alaska a black eye.

My turn: Getting the truth out about Pebble
One month ago, I joined the board of a group called Truth About Pebble because I was bothered by the amount of misinformation being peddled by individuals who want to stop the Pebble project before it has a chance...

Alaska editorial: Villages should be heated without Venezuelan help
Alaska can afford heating fuel for its villages. The State of Alaska didn't need to depend on Hugo Chavez of Venezuela to pick up the village home heating tab this winter.

Crimson Bears use depth to top the Kings
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team finished the regular season on a 14-game winning streak after defeating host Ketchikan 78-70 in a rare Sunday matinee.

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 Sitka
The Juneau-Douglas High Schools girls basketball team shared the wealth in its regular-season finale Sunday at Sitka.

Oldtimers work overtime
A goal in quadruple overtime helped the Anchorage 49ers defeat the Juneau Aces 2-1 in the A Division Championship of the fifth-annual Rainforest Classic Oldtimers Ice Hockey Tournament on Sunday at Treadwell Arena.

Swingley out of Iditarod
The 1,100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is living up to its reputation as a tough, bruising race.

Alaska Digest
Two avalanches slide down Mount Juneau, Minor quake hits north of Juneau, Kenai River towns may push for cleanup, Kodiak hiker saved from fall by a tree & Blast at home injures North Pole woman

Senate OKs ethics bills
Two ethics bills were debated and passed on the Senate floor Monday, while the House also pressed forward with its own legislation.

Alaska Digest
Juneau man arrested on assault charges, UA will restructure HR department & Fairbanks golf club members vote to sell

Southwest Alaska asks for help with unsolved homicides
Southwest Alaska leaders have appealed to Gov. Sarah Palin for help in investigating unsolved homicides.

This Day in History
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Iditarod mushers hit trail
Four-time champion Martin Buser relaxed with family, friends and fans around a small grill with sizzling sausages as he readied himself Sunday for the official start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

NTSB report says pilot error to blame for Ketchikan crash
The pilot of a plane that crashed in Ketchikan last year was flying too low and didn't follow instrument landing procedures, according to a federal report.

Governor questions polar bear proposal
Officially, the state of Alaska has not decided whether to back a federal proposal to list polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

North Slope sees spike in children's respiratory virus
Twelve children this winter have been sent to Anchorage from Barrow for treatment to fight a respiratory virus.

Legislative roundup

Commercial fishing group wants salmon standards repealed
A commercial fishing group has proposed repeal of the state's sustainable salmon fisheries regulation, claiming that the policy will attract lawsuits and result in judges dictating fishery management decisions.

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Moose charges hovering helicopter
A moose tagged with a tranquilizer dart charged a hovering helicopter and damaged its tail rotor, forcing the aircraft to the ground.

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