Tuesday, March 21, 2006

3A/4A State Basketball Tournament

Oppose Pebble Mine
For thousands of years, Alaska's Bristol Bay fishery has not only helped sustain hundreds of Alaska Native generations, but has contributed billions of dollars to our state and national economy.

Constitution, U.S. ideals at stake
Getting old has given me a perspective on America that recalls times when Republicans and Democrats respected one another and worked together for the greater good.

Secrecy against fund founder's intentions
I am dismayed to find that the Alaska Permanent Fund's investors are arguing to keep the public in the dark with what they are doing with your money.

Support access
I enjoy reading the Juneau Empire's editorials even though I live in Colorado.

Marshal calls fire at church suspicious
Investigators consider the fire that destroyed Holy Trinity Episcopal Church suspicious in nature, Juneau Fire Marshal Rich Etheridge said Monday.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

America at War
About 250 people marched quietly along Egan Drive on Sunday afternoon, (right) marking the third anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Playing a right old game
While some people are out getting drunk on Friday nights, some Juneau cribbage players are out getting skunked.

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Panel backs existing refuge hunting regs
The Assembly Lands Committee will recommend the city make no changes to a firearms ordinance that homeowners near the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge say leaves them at risk.

Brewery seeks land to expand
The Assembly Lands Committee will advise the Assembly to grant an Alaska Brewing Co. request for first rights to build on a 20-acre parcel of land in the Lemon Creek gravel pit.

Memorial for church lost to Sunday fire
A memorial for the church and hall Juneau lost a week ago featured more music and laughter than tears on Sunday afternoon in the temporary home for Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

Emma Fannie Horton
Skagway resident Emma Fannie Horton, 86, died March 15, 2006, at Bartlett Memorial Hospital in Juneau.

Terry Clifford Mason
Skagway resident Terry C. Mason, 62, died March 12, 2006, at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau.

My Turn: Road extension is bad for business
It is no surprise to anyone who has witnessed the Murkowski administration's planned obsolescence of our state ferry system that Robin Taylor announced cancellation of winter fast ferries.

Alaska editorials: Bush shouldn't slash rural sanitation projects
For the second year in a row, President Bush wants to slash funding for drinking water and sanitation projects in rural Alaska by 75 percent.

Alaska editorial: Animal campaign pits state vs. state
Do unto others as you would have them do to you. Those are wise words; good words to live by.

My Turn: Empire failed to mention Native hunting exemption
In traditional Tlingit culture the hunting of seals, Tsaa, was taught to hunters by their uncles. Protocols taught young hunters the proper way to hunt seals to prevent wastefulness and to respect the resource.

Alaska editorials: Expand Native corporation rolls
Sen. Lisa Murkowski's bill to allow Native corporations to issue new shares of stock to Alaska Natives born after the land claims settlement act in 1971 is right for the corporations and for Natives who weren't here to qualify for those first shares.

My Turn: Why shred American values?
I was a kid in the 1950s, growing up in the afterglow of the Second World War.

Letter to the sports editor
Basketball not the only competition at Region V. News flash! There were actually other Juneau-Douglas High School participants at the Region V Basketball Tournament, in addition to our awesome basketball teams.

Juneau boys ready for the state tourney
For Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball coach George Houston, taking the court at Anchorage's Sullivan Arena in the state tournament isn't a brand new experience.

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.

Juneau's Urata and Felix place second at West region meet
The Juneau Aurora Knights synchronized swimming club opened the spring competition season in stunning fashion last week.

Crimson Bears look to shut down Homer
Juneau-Douglas High School senior and girls basketball team forward Kerstin Kimlinger remembers winning a state championship last year.

Senator: China full of economic potential
In a politically charged speech about her recent trip to Asia, U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski laid out the complexities, advantages and opportunities of doing business with China and Korea.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Votes counted in tribal election
When the votes were announced Saturday night for Thursday's Tlingit-Haida Juneau delegate election for the tribe's General Assembly in April, familiar names showed up on the top of the list.

Hunts for cow moose allowed
More hunters will be setting their sights on cow moose around Fairbanks this season.

State to take Craig murder case to higher court
Rachelle Waterman left a Juneau courtroom Monday, still in limbo. Juneau Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins stood by her decision to dismiss the seven-count indictment charging the 17-year-old Craig girl with murder and conspiracy in the November 2004 slaying of her mother, 48-year-old Lauri Waterman.

Honoring former Gov. Hammond
Juneau city leaders endorse a plan by history buffs to honor the late Gov. Jay Hammond by restoring the airplane he first flew to Alaska 60 years ago.

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

Photo: Winter tableau
A cold Arctic current has brought a deluge of snow this week to the Ketchikan area creating picturesque winter tableaus, such as this house 10 miles south of downtown Ketchikan in the Herring Cove area.

Officials note Alaska's role in bird flu detection
As migrating birds return to Alaska this spring, the state will become a focal point in federal efforts to detect the arrival of a potent form of bird flu on U.S. shores.

Senate OKs bill to allow fishermen multiple permits
The Alaska Senate voted 17-2 Monday to allow commercial salmon fishermen holding two permits to obtain additional fishing privileges from the state Board of Fisheries.

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

Lawmakers seek to set aside $600 million before it's spent
The Alaska House Finance Committee is set to add a $600 million savings plan to a fast-track supplemental spending bill.

Images from another time: People's governor, 1974
The late Gov. William Egan attends a Cabinet meeting at the Capitol in 1974. Egan, a Democrat born in Valdez, was the state's first governor. He was known for his amazing memory, common touch and working around the clock at the Capitol.

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