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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

A question of investment, priorities
When our legislators run for office they typically declare their devotion to building the community and to the maintenance of strong family values.

Republicans not acting democratic in choosing justices
Next month the U.S. Senate will most likely vote on what the Republicans call the "nuclear option."

Something fishy with harbors board
On KINY's News of the North, I heard that 23 percent of Juneau's population uses Eaglecrest Ski Area.

Animals were here first; killing them off isn't the answer
You know what really gets me? It's the fact that people think they own this world and animals should be killed off as we cut the trees, prep the land, build homes, pave streets, and push these creatures off their land.

Iraqi deaths need to be added to equation
In response to Mr. Storey's letter on March 25, "Sometimes War is the Answer", I suppose, but what exactly is the question?

Seward's folly goes on celebrating Seward
Heading into the Seward's Day three-day weekend Friday, some state workers said they knew they were going to get the day off.

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

Bunrab hot dog
An Eaglecrest Easter rabbit, who wished to have his secret identity kept that way, takes a run down the slalom course between races Sunday at the JIV-JV State Alpine Skiing Championships at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

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

Looking at perspective, diversity
Since Ishmael Hope founded the annual Beyond Heritage festival in 2001, event organizers have sought to put together a program that balances traditional and contemporary expressions of Native art and culture.

AroundTown
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Growing pains for SEARHC dental
They call it the MASH unit, an odd nickname for a dental clinic that temporarily occupies an office building.

Wandering boat now in hand
The tugboat Tongacel, left, and the fishing vessel SeaFari are rafted together Monday after the Tongacel pulled the SeaFari off the rocky bank of Egan Drive.

Halibut demand, prices excel
With a strong price and steady demand, longliners are expecting a good season for halibut.

New store labels to distinguish wild fish from farmed
It's a good time to be in the sticker business.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Gustav H. Gissberg
Former Juneau resident Gustav H. Gissberg, 88, died March 27, 2005, in San Diego, Calif.

Editorial: Capital location should be decided by all Alaskans
If the Alaska Legislature had anything resembling a heart, it long ago, and mercifully, would have ended Juneau's quixotic, desperate quest to design and build a new Capitol building.

My Turn: Alaska's funding of education should reflect costs in the bush
Imagine an Alaska in which all students have a fair crack at a good education.

My Turn: Marriage resolution runs counter to Alaska principles
On Wednesday morning, at 8:30, March 9, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard Senate Joint Resolution 10, sponsored by Sen. Fred Dyson.

My Turn: Reality of the veneer mill doesn't match its feel-good promise
Everyone agrees, Ketchikan needs a diverse economy and good-paying jobs.

JDHS baseball team in Arizona
Zach Mixson hit a double to drive in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday as the Juneau-Douglas High School baseball team beat Collegiate School of New York 3-2 in Chandler, Ariz.

Juneau Ski Club racers earn top spots at youth ski championships
Juneau Ski Club teammates Matt Vandor and Ezekiel "ZJ" Rohloff swept the top spots in boys races at last weekend's JIV-JV State Alpine Skiing Championships at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

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.

Jazz fall to Rockets 99-85 in home game
Utah tried just about everything to stop Houston's Tracy McGrady.

Southeast Shootout
Boosted by a key steal by Karli Brakes in the final minute, the Juneau HoopTime 6 Black girls team edged Juneau HoopTime 7 Red 25-24 on Friday to win the Girls B Bracket title at the Southeast Shootout middle school basketball tournament.

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.

Anchorage to get world's first elephant treadmill
It's not easy being a pudgy pachyderm.

Interaction with bears moves Kenai to join conservation effort
Kenai is joining an effort to promote improved interactions in the city between humans and wildlife particularly brown bears.

NorthwestDigest
Staff and wire reports from around the state/the Northwest

Soldiers, familes dealing with deployment to Iraq
Holding down the fort takes on new meaning and raises concerns for families of soldiers expecting to deploy to Iraq this summer.

Knowles was tops in Senate fund-raising
Former Gov. Tony Knowles lost his bid for U.S. Senate, but he won the fund-raising race, slightly beating Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski in contributions collected, according to the latest tallies of campaign finance reports.

Researchers further science, compliments of washed-up whale
Knee deep in mud and shoulder deep in blood, scientists and volunteers carefully cut away at the innards of the washed-up humpback whale calf just north of the Warren Ames Memorial Bridge on the Kenai River in Kenai.

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

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

Neglected sled dogs rescued in Kasilof
Animal rescuers have taken in 11 sled dogs abandoned in Kasilof and left without food or fresh water for more than a week.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/ the Northwest

Valdez opposes Prince William Sound borough
The City of Valdez is trying to block a plan to establish a borough made up of coastal communities in Prince William Sound.

Alaska abortions increase in 2004
The number of abortions increased last year in Alaska, with more abortions being performed with a pill than surgery.

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