Planning a road trip? Audio books might provide company
Getting ready for Spring Break? Kids' audio books might be just the thing if you are planning a trip!

Native opportunities to serve limited in Southeast academia
As a student who has attended college in a tribal college setting as well as at UAS, I would like to point out some facts.

Wolves are more valuable alive
In a recent Fairbanks Daily News-Miner article, Coke Wallace (of Denali Saddle Safaris) the trapper responsible for the death of the Toklat alpha female wolf, is quoted as stating that her death was inconsequential.

We need to keep Social Security strong
We need to strengthen Social Security for our children and grandchildren. Social Security is one of the most successful programs in our country's history.

Lands bills should be blocked
I've been a resident of Inian Islands near Elfin Cove for 11 years and am strongly opposed to Governor Murkowski's University Lands bills, HB 130 and SB 96, in their current form.

Skagway's next fork in the road
It's just after the lunch rush on a sunny winter afternoon, and Monday business at the Sweet Tooth Cafe is momentarily slow.

State presses on as highway funds remain in limbo
Building a road from Juneau to Skagway may take longer than predicted.

Lake wolf apparently kills beagle
A wolf is a wonder to be enjoyed or a predator to be killed, depending on who's talking.

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

Juneau Job Fair is hoping to make employment connections
The Alaska Job Center Network wants to make good connections at the Juneau Job Fair next Saturday.

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

Boosters: Road will anchor capital
At heart, Juneau access is about security.

Peace groups gather to mark anniversary of war in Iraq
A crisp wind stiffened American flags Saturday at Marine Park downtown as about 250 people gathered to mark the second anniversary of the Iraq war.

Johanna Dandoy
Former Juneau resident Johanna (Marvin) Dandoy died Jan. 18, 2005, at her home in Las Vegas.

Peter Barrett
Juneau resident, Peter Barrett, 30, died March 15, 2005, in a kayaking accident off North Douglas.

Lillian Hilda Lopez
Juneau resident, Lillian Hilda Lopez, 77, died March 13, 2005, at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.

Joseph R. Kelley
Juneau resident Joseph R. Kelley, 75, died Feb. 28, 2005.

Judicial council work should be commended
An advertisement in the Wall Street Journal March 9 listed Alaska 33rd in a list of "Best to Worst Legal Systems."

Empire Editorial: Build a public pool
Mendenhall Valley residents have waited years and decades for a swimming pool, and city officials have long considered it a priority.

Toe Toon
Comic by local artist Toe.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts.

In the spotlight
Biologists investigating a decline in Dall sheep in Interior Alaska suspected coyotes might be playing a role.

A listing of outdoor events in town

Snow report
As of Saturday, Eaglecrest Ski Area had 21 inches of snow at the base and 134 inches at the top.

Hoonah boys basketball team falls in state title game
Strong shooting helped carry the Hoonah boys basketball team to Saturdays Class 2A state title game, but the Braves shooting touch went cold when it mattered most

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.

The return of the Kings
Trailing by 11 points at halftime of Friday's region title game against Juneau, Ketchikan boys basketball players gathered in the locker room and turned to senior captain Jesse LeBeau for inspiration.

Kayhi boys win SE crown
The Ketchikan Kings posted their second straight Southeast-Class 4A boys championship in an overtime victory against the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears on Friday, but their celebration didn't really begin for another 24 hours or so.

Juneau girls beat Ketchikan to win title
The Juneau girls basketball team talked about teamwork for an hour before Friday's Southeast-Class 4A girls championship game.

Edgecumbe boys win region title
From Barrow and Hydaburg, Shishmaref and Fort Yukon, Mount Edgecumbe High School's boys basketball players gathered at the start of the season as individuals and worked to create a team.

Mount Edgecumbe girls reclaim Southeast crown
Southeast-Class 3A girls basketball title games are becoming variations on a theme - Mount Edgecumbe vs. Petersburg.

Gold Medal back for 59th year
The 59th annual Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Basketball Tournament begins today at the Juneau-Douglas High School main gym with games in the Mighty B and Legendary C brackets.

Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

State Senate ready for fight over education bill
A plan to link education funding with a proposed overhaul of the state's retirement system has set the stage for a legislative showdown next week in the Senate.

Photo: Now for an explanation
The 121-foot tug Justine Foss ran onto a reef Friday when departing the channel north of the City of Kodiak.

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