Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Don't sign contract
Please think about this: How is it possible that you can think it is better to make a contract with companies that have a 30-year record with Alaska of not paying full value for resources removed from our state?

Palin says editorial appealed to fear
The editorial you ran (Sunday) on my comments concerning moving the Legislature was no more than a scare tactic and an apparent attempt to stir up controversy.

Oppose amendment
This is in regard to the "unconstitutional amendment" being proposed by the governor and some members of our state Legislature.

Keep the Capitol where it's safe
I would like to bring to your attention an example of excellent television journalism.

Don't legislate personal beliefs
"Go get health care on your own."

Boomers likely will leave city anyway
What baby boomers? (This letter is in reference to "Boomers may bust city coffers" on March 2.) I would like to know where Juneau is going to be getting all these retired baby boomers from in the next couple of years?

President Bush lied through his teeth
Is it just me or is the Empire asleep at the wheel?

Tlingit-Haida candidates look to the future
Most of those looking to be among 26 Tlingit-Haida Central Council delegates from Juneau spoke of the past in their vision for a better future.

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

Photo: Idita-walk
Mary Ellen Halstead has both hands full Monday while walking her dogs, from left, Mishka, Cholla and Kinski along Glacier Highway near Lena Loop Road.

Teacher contract talks break down
Contract talks between the Juneau School District and the teachers' union disintegrated Monday night, with representatives from both sides saying they will need outside help to reach an agreement.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Record numbers expected at Job Fair
The record number of employers coming to Wednesday's Juneau Job Fair reflects the success of last spring's event, an employment security specialist at the Juneau Job Center said.

Images from another time: 21-chain-saw salute, circa 1981
Juneau environmentalists protest the 1981 visit of James G. Watt, secretary of the interior under President Reagan, by greeting Watt with a 21-chain-saw salute at the Alaska Capitol.

No book burning here, please
If you don't mind being extra quiet, sharing stories and being on call for an emergency, then perhaps you would share one volunteer firefighter's belief that living above the Douglas Library is a great deal.

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Judge dismisses indictment against Rachelle Waterman
A judge this morning dismissed Rachelle Watermans seven-count indictment charging her with conspiracy and murder in the 2004 slaying of her mother, 48-year-old Lauri Waterman, on Prince of Wales Island.

Alaska editorial: Preserve proxy hunts, but find way to cut abuse
The state Board of Game's 4-3 vote to curtail hunting by proxy in several game units makes sense as a first step.

Alaska editorial: Time for a comprehensive policy
The timing of President Bush's recent remarks about energy shouldn't be lost on anyone in Alaska.

Alaska editorial: Build a bridge to the airport and the future
It's now or never for a bridge to connect the community of Ketchikan to its airport.

My turn: State GOP leader misleads
In his recent quotations regarding wiretapping and President Bush's violations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, Alaska Republican Party Chairman Randy Ruedrich spread inaccurate and misleading information about the issue.

Capital City Classic keeps rolling along
What started as 74 contests culminated in four intense championship matches on Sunday in last week's Juneau Billiards Association's Capital City Classic pool tournament.

Photo: Straight shooter
Margo Cole lines up a shot during her Eight Ball final against Linda Newton on Sunday at the Viking Lounge.

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.

Dog teams go to town
Dog teams whisked past hundreds of spectators on a frozen lake before climbing a small hill and disappearing into the woods at the official start of the Iditarod on Sunday.

Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network Prep Basketball Final Regular Season Poll
For the week of March 5

Juneau Parks and recreation Volleyball standings
As of March 5

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

Salmon fishing may be banned on coast of Oregon, California
Federal regulators are considering an unprecedented ocean fishing ban on Chinook salmon along 700 miles of California and Oregon coast, threatening to spread distress from beleaguered commercial fleets to family dinner tables.

Photo: Another classic
Volunteers help lift the Nenana Tripod on Sunday on the Tanana River in Nenana, Alaska. The tripod is put on the ice as part of the Nenana Ice Classic.

Town of Dillingham installs 80 cameras to stave off terrorism
Dillingham is a quiet fishing village in Southwest Alaska, home to 2,400 people and not a single streetlight.

No fools: Modern miners still finding gold in Alaska
Alaska is a state steeped in mining history, and tales of a gold mining past figure prominently into the state's cultural awareness.

Leman certifies initiatives on oil tax, shorter sessions
Lt. Gov. Loren Leman on Monday certified two initiatives sponsored by state lawmakers for November's election.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Journalist presses for permanent fund investment records
The Alaska Permanent Fund two years ago started down an investment path that put it squarely in the sights of one of Alaska's most fervent open-records law advocates.

Permanent fund to hire adviser on gas pipeline
The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., which oversees the state's $33 billion oil-wealth savings account, plans to hire by next month an adviser who will recommend whether the fund should invest in a North Slope natural gas pipeline.

Prudhoe Bay pipeline leak found
A bubbling sound early Sunday helped workers pinpoint a leak in a pipeline that allowed thousands of gallons of crude oil to spill onto the frozen tundra in Alaska's Prudhoe Bay.

Expert: Proposed tax rate behind times
Alaska is considering dropping a regressive oil tax system, but in favor of one that is not as progressive as it could be, an international petroleum consultant told lawmakers Monday.

House Panel considers plan to help fund local governments
Community leaders from around Alaska on Monday spoke in favor of a proposal to reinstate revenue sharing, using money from the Amerada Hess account.

Feds to retool timber plan
The Tongass National Forest is getting ready to undertake a major re-evaluation of its forest plan, with a special focus on recalculating the market demand for Tongass timber.

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

Photo: Winter Games welcome
Dancers perform the greeting song Sunday to start the opening ceremonies of the Arctic Winter Games at the Soldotna Sports Center in Soldotna.

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