Stop the killing
Predator control was the subject of a Ketchikan Daily News editorial reappearing in the Juneau Empire on March 20.

Level the field
Over 100 years ago, the common working people in the United States "hit the bricks" and went on strike, laying their lives on the line to get what we have now in this country.

Speaking of disease, war and statistics
There has been a lot of talk about war lately. People throw out statistics reputedly showing how many of our soldiers have been killed fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan and implying that this should justify troop removal.

Vote no on port revenue bond
Ketchikan is proposing a $38.5 million port revenue bond issue to pay for a combination of downtown dock renovations, ground transportation improvements, realignment of the Casey Moran Float and a new waterfront promenade from downtown to the Newtown area.

JDHS grad killed in crash
Juneau-Douglas High School graduate Shawn M. Mickelson, 22, died after his 2003 Yamaha motorcycle struck the side of 2004 Ford F150 pickup truck Monday morning in Anchorage.

Photo: Spring rite of passage
The U.S. Coast Guard's Elderberry, a buoy tender from Petersburg, floats Tuesday along the Gastineau Channel, putting out seasonal buoys, which mark potential hazards and help aid boaters in navigation.

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

Photo: Long-distance shot
Juneau Imperials' Kara Lockhart takes a jump shot between Petersburg's Tammy Strickland (44) and Summer Baxter (42) during Monday's women's game in the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament at the Juneau-Douglas High School gym.

Biologist files suit over Tongass road building
A Petersburg federal wildlife biologist and a national whistle-blower group have joined forces to challenge new roads built in the Tongass National Forest without environmental studies.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Photo: Wishing for fish
Reel fun: Graciela Vazquez looks up at her dad Richard while she tries to catch a fish off the pier near the DIPAC hatchery Tuesday.

Student recognition
Recognizing Juneau's outstanding scholars

Neighbors Digest
Staff reports from the community

Neighbors mailbox
You've got thanks, neighbor

Prehistoric asparagus good with cheese
I once heard an "ugly American" story told by a friend who visited France.

Photo: Winners of the battle
The 2006 state Battle of the Books competition winners are, from left, Chris Herrick, Ali Eason and Kathe Tallmadge of Auke Bay Elementary School.

Langel and Sanbei wed
Joleen K. Sanbei of Juneau and James S. Langel of Roseburg, Ore., were married June 11, 2005, in Juneau, with a reception at the Buoy Deck.

Petershoare and Belardi wed
Juneau residents Alicia Petershoare and Brent Belardi were married Feb. 25, 2006, at the Stratosphere Chapel in Las Vegas. Friends and relatives were in attendance.

Shawn Mickelsen
Former Juneau resident Shawn Martin Mickelsen, 22, died March 27, 2006, in Anchorage.

Obituary Lourdes "Londing" Abad Holganza
Former longtime Juneau resident Lourdes "Londing" Abad Holganza, 88, died March 1, 2006, at Downey Hospital in Los Angeles.

Alaska editorial: State gets F+ for gun control
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has issued its 2005 state-by-state report card on the success of its gun-grabbing agenda.

Alaska editorial: Lawmakers shouldn't legislate common sense
The Legislature might as well pass a law requiring Alaskans to brush their teeth.

My turn: Certificate of Need program a useful tool
Over the past several months, a number of letters to the editor and paid advertisements have appeared in the press advocating for the repeal or amendment of Alaska's Certificate of Need statute.

My turn: Don't develop parcel
I am writing in regards to an article in the Juneau Empire on Feb. 26, concerning the federal plan to sell a 6-acre parcel of U.S. Forest Service land near the Boy Scout Camp Trail.

Alaska editorial: State should exercise caution on Pebble Mine
The state has a golden opportunity to make a wise decision. As movement of the Pebble Mine project across Cook Inlet begins to pick up the pace, many have voiced their concerns, fears and dissatisfaction with not just the process, but the whole concept.

My turn: Majority of Southeast Alaska opposes road
I am strongly against building a 50-mile road to a dead end about 18 miles short of Skagway, but I do support increased ferry service.

Juneau squads play for state titles
The fledgling Juneau-Douglas Ice Association entered new territory in March by sending teams to the state hockey championships for the first time.

Huna Totem eliminates Yakutat from C bracket
The Huna Totem Oldtimers kept their hopes of a third consecutive Legendary C Bracket title alive in the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament with a 90-74 win over Yakutat on Tuesday in an elimination game.

Photo: Showing some pride
David George, 8, is in the spirit to root for the Huna Totem Oldtimers during their Legendayry C bracket game against Yakutat on Tuesday.

Women's bracket switches its draw
After alternating between six-team, all-village and all-city draws for the last two years, the 2006 Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Invitational Tournament women's bracket has changed to a combined eight-team, village-city draw.

Tournament honors the unsung heroes
Monday's official opening ceremonies kicked off the 60th annual family reunion known as the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Invitational Tournament.

Sharpshooting Friday lifts Kake past Sitka
The Kake LAB Masters received some terrific outside shooting to beat Sitka Stereo North 95-58 on Monday in the 60th Annual Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament Legendary C bracket.

Metlakatla Git' Taquan upends Juneau in Millenial Women's bracket action
The Metlakatla Git' Taquan squeaked by the Juneau Imperials for a 61-59 victory in second round play of the 60th Annual Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament Millennial Women's bracket on Tuesday.

Juneau Parks and Recreation Co-Ed Volleyball Standings
As of March 19

Ketchikan women hold off Angoon Kwaan
Lelani Finau poured in 20 points as Ketchikan nipped Angoon Kwaan 61-54 in the Millenial Women's Bracket on Tuesday at the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal 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.

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.

New intermediate bracket starts today
The Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament's new four-team intermediate bracket tips off today, and tournament officials hope it adds a wave of new energy to the 60-year competition.

Kake Tlingit Heat survives Yakutat in B bracket battle
Brandon Jackson made the most of his second chance on Tuesday for the Kake Tlingit Heat.

Hydaburg speeds past Haines Merchants in B bracket
Defending Mighty B Bracket champs Hydaburg showed great grit and determination by outlasting Haines Merchants 90-83 in the Juneau Lions Club Gold Medal Tournament on Monday.

Democratic group criticizes Stevens for Pebble Mine stand
A Democratic group is taking aim at Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens over his opposition to the Pebble Mine in a position that also angered environmentalists.

Reps OK millions to push oil drilling
The Alaska House on Monday approved spending $3.7 million to lobby Congress for opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

Funds for rural energy revived
After heavy protest from the Democrats, the House passed a "fast track" supplemental spending bill Monday night that included some funding for energy needs in rural Alaska.

States win cash settlement for drug suit
The maker of the antidepressant Paxil agreed to pay $14 million to state Medicaid programs, including Alaska, to settle allegations that it blocked generic versions of the drug from being made, causing the states to pay higher prices.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Forest Service looking beyond timber for revenues
The lure of money is shaping the nation's 155 national forests: more advertising, more fees, more roads to draw timber sales and lumber mill jobs.

Photo: Soon-to-be-forbidden feast
A bald eagle feasts on red salmon on the Homer Spit after being fed by the Eagle Lady, Jean Keene, who has been baiting wild eagles for 28 years.

Seafood packing company Trident buys Ocean Beauty
Trident Seafoods Corp. of Seattle plans to take over Ocean Beauty Seafoods Inc., creating the state's largest salmon processing company.

House aims to create panel to track changes in climate
The Alaska House Resources Committee endorsed a resolution Monday to create a 15-member panel advising the Legislature how to react to coastal erosion, rising sea levels and other problems caused by climate warming.

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

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

Cruise ship traffic stresses harbor seals
When large cruise ships get too close to harbor seals, the animals become distressed, according to a new federal study.

Photo: Herring haul
Crews aboard the Jeanine Kathleen, left, and the Andy Sea pull in their seine nets Sunday during the second Sitka Sound sac roe herring opening.

Study: Need for Tongass logs in flux
The Forest Service unveiled a new Tongass timber study Tuesday that shows a more extreme range of options for the future of Southeast Alaska's logging industry.

Lawmakers back cities' use of fluoride in water
Alaska should recognize and foster the benefits of community water fluoridation, says the author of a resolution urging communities to get on board the fluoride train.

Cities could compete for legislative 'hall'
A proposal making it easier to relocate Alaska's capital is gaining traction in the Legislature.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Canadian premiers throw support to pipeline
If the Alaska Legislature approves a possible contract to build a $25 billion natural gas pipeline, the next phase will be smoothing roadblocks with the state's Canadian neighbors, Gov. Frank Murkowski said Tuesday.

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