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.

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.

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?

City needs a garbage solution
Each time we take our recyclables to the landfill, like Liz Dodd (My Turn "Time to Start Managing City's Waste"), we're appalled to see the growing mountain that is our city's collected trash.

Common sense would put dog on a leash
I am sorry that Rick Huteson lost his beagle, as that is a terrible thing to have happen.

Police should leave pot users alone
Marijuana relieves many of my multiple sclerosis symptoms. What we do in our own homes is our own business.

'Nuclear option' kills checks and balances
Next month the Senate will most likely vote on what the Republicans call the "nuclear option."

First hurdle cleared in protecting cities
Late last week, the House and Senate passed budget resolutions that will set federal spending levels for 2006.

Smoke and mirrors of capitol project
Citizens of Juneau don't be fooled by the smoke and mirrors being used to sell the new state capitol building design.

Retirement plan would cost public employees more
An overhaul of the state-managed public employee retirement system will ask existing workers to pay more into the fund, a proponent says.

Lawmaker: $50 cruise tax is no big deal
The cruise ship industry and its clients could easily shrug off a $50 per passenger state tax, a Palmer legislator said Tuesday.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

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.

Two men rescued after skiff capsizes
Two crabbers whose boat flipped in Smugglers Cove Tuesday afternoon were taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital after the younger man swam ashore and knocked on a door looking for help, according to U.S. Coast Guard reports.

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

Woman awarded civil judgment in '01 assault
A man sentenced to jail after pleading no contest to assaulting a neighbor in Tenakee Springs in 2001 has been ordered to pay the woman more than $142,000 in civil damages.

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

Start of a roundabout
John Mason of SECON installs a silt fence Tuesday along the walk leading to the Douglas Bridge.

Panel picks airport terminal plan
Juneau International Airport's expansion plan has completed one leg of its journey.

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

Thank you
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community

Staff reports from residents of Juneau

Spring in Juneau
A fishing boat wends its way up-channel and under the Douglas Bridge to its mooring Monday.

Orsi and Cowart to wed
Juneau resident Allison Delia Orsi and Joshua Dean Cowart of Spokane will be married July 16, 2005.

Olsens celebrate 60th
Olsens celebrate 60th

Student recognition
Recognizing Juneau's outstanding youth

Alaska's adult protection system
Imagine someone who is in a wheelchair and depends on others to care for her.

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

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.

Alaska editorial
It is not wise to go too far out on a limb, but there is a sense that Alaska may escape a worst-case outcome from the new round of actions by BRAC.

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.

Americans have become environmental hypocrites
We live in one of only a few industrial democracies that still has a natural resource base.

Alaska Sportswriters High School Basketball Polls
Alaska Sportswriters High School Basketball Polls of the season, as voted on by statewide sports reporters and compiled by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

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.

Southeast 3A hoops teams prepare for state
As they head to this week's state tournament, Mount Edgecumbe High School girls basketball players are out to break a bad habit.

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 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.

Buckwheat Ski Classic
Times from the Buckwheat Ski Classic

Juneau girls fourth in final poll
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team held steady in fourth place in the season's final Alaska Sportswriters High School Basketball Polls, released today.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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.

Countdown to breakup
John Walsh and his fellow researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks can't predict exactly when the tripod will fall in Nenana.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/ the Northwest

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.

Bill would distribute PFDs in quarterly payments
When Alaska Permanent Fund dividend checks are sent out every year, Alaskans are barraged with ads selling everything from cars to hot tubs to Hawaiian vacations.

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.

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