Juneau road would endanger the land and wildlife
Alaska's pristine land and wildlife are in danger. The Juneau road would completely dispose of 30 acres of wetlands and would be within a half-mile of 100 eagle nests and within 33 yards of two critical breeding grounds for sea lions.

Attack on VFP inappropriate
It's disappointing to see a veteran's group attempt to distance itself from another veteran's group in such a disrespectful manner (March 27 letter from Gerald J. Dorsher and Clayton Love).

Conservatives cook up a spectacle
When Terri Schiavo's feeding tube was removed, it essentially signaled the end of her life after 15 years in coma, a coma caused by a heart attack brought on by her own anorexia.

Support for Murkowski justified
A letter from Harold Frank on March 22 questioned my appearance on the television program "Our Alaska" and my interest in supporting Governor Murkowski's efforts to advance the economic development of Alaska.

Welcome to Gustavus
The recent announcement by Governor Murkowski to bring the big blue canoe to Gustavus is probably the single most positive action to befriend the "New City."

Alaska Airlines deserves credit
I would like to commend Alaska Airlines for changing a policy that was an affront to common sense if not discriminatory to their customers.

Murkowski wasting money on ferry run
The governor claims meeting the needs of Gustavus is a motivating factor in sending a state ferry into Glacier Bay.

Seward Street overhaul was needed
As a business owner on Seward Street who depends heavily on water and sewer, I have to say I'm grateful to our city for seeing the need to replace the old system.

Proper to serve cause of peace
It is the prerogative of an organization to distinguish itself from others, as the local Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, and American Legion did in Gerald Dorsher's and Clayton Love's letter to the editor on March 27, identifying what they see as points of difference between their organizations and Veterans For Peace.

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

Seminar probes home pollutants
Many store-bought carbon dioxide detectors will alert you if the levels in your home reach 70 parts per million of air, but home safety expert Marquam George says that's not warning enough.

The pope in Alaska, 1981
Pope John Paul II meets with former Juneau resident Cage Holst in February 1981 in Anchorage.

Part of boat-fee hikes OK'd
The Juneau Assembly and the Docks and Harbors Board reached a compromise Monday evening on a proposal to increase small boat harbor fees.

Champions come home
Barbara Rhea hugs her daughter, Talisa, at the Juneau Airport after the Juneau-Douglas High School girls basketball team returned Sunday from winning the Class 4A girls state title Saturday night in Anchorage.

It might as well be spring
Nandi Than lends her son, Tezah Haddock, 2, a little extra momentum as daughter, Kaleah Haddock, 4, goes solo in Douglas. "We are enjoying the spring," Than said.

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Another JDHS winner, 1985
Juneau runner Heather Holt, nee Burford, center, sprints to victory in the 800-meter run in May 1985 during the Southeast Track and Field meet at Adair Kennedy Field.

Man creates 'wall of records' as he builds Douglas home
Raindrops bead on the black vinyl wall outside the house C.A. Bowman is building on North Douglas Highway.

Long road ahead for Glacier Highway construction
The state is clearing trees near Tee Harbor to upgrade part of Glacier Highway.

Death shines the spotlight on rescuers
While Peter Barrett's father said he's sure emergency crews did what they could in trying to save his son's life after his kayak overturned March 15 north of Douglas Island, he wonders if they were working at a handicap.

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

Oil prices will fall off, state predicts
The state revised its 2005 North Slope oil price and production forecast downward on Monday.

Trial starts for man charged with arson
Two Auke Bay boat residents were expected to testify today against the man charged with first-degree arson after a September fire at DeHart's Marina.

Murder jury selection bogs down
Pretrial publicity for the man accused of raping and killing 19-year-old Maggie Wigen in Tenakee Springs two years ago has complicated picking a jury to hear his case.

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Eleanor Ann Rodman
Former Juneau resident Eleanor Ann Rodman died April 3, 2005, with her family at her bedside.

Alaska editorial: Stevens' education plan deserves consideration
Ben Stevens may have shocked the Capitol with his idea for financing school construction through Alaska Permanent Fund earnings, but he's on to something.

My turn: Has America become a nation of fossil fools?
The Senate's recent vote to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling prompts this question.

My turn: Agency promotes sex among our youth
I share Ida Barnack's concern about Planned Parenthood's plan to open a clinic 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.

Spring sweep
The weather wasn't very springlike, but the Juneau-Douglas High School boys soccer team still played like it was in midseason form at last weekend's Spring Fever tournament.

Juneau girls sweep two from Cheyenne
Playing their first games since claiming the 2004 state soccer title, the Juneau-Douglas High School girls continued their winning ways over the weekend.

Class 4A Girls State Basketball Tournament from Anchorage's Sullivan Arena: CRIMSON BEARS 53, COUGARS 48
State Basketball Tournament coverage from Anchorage

Bentz to start season with Mudcats
Chad Bentz of Juneau will open the 2005 baseball season with the Carolina Mudcats, according to a press release Sunday from OurSportsCentral.com.

Sports in Juneau
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Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Fairbanks woman police officer is first to put in 20 years
In the 20 years Peggy Sullivan has made her living putting thieves, drunken drivers, rapists and drug dealers behind bars in Fairbanks, she has been pushed, slapped, kicked, punched and shot.

Stevens wants fund earnings for school budgets
Sen. Ben Stevens has grabbed hold of what one lawmaker called the "third rail of Alaska politics" in proposing to use $337 million in Alaska Permanent Fund earnings to pay for school maintenance and construction projects.

Measure grants state powers of quarantine
The state could quarantine individuals who become infected with diseases under a proposal given preliminary approval Monday by the state House of Representatives.

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Bill allows mental health patients to choose nurse gender
Faith Myers, an Anchorage woman with schizophrenia, has been in and out of mental institutions since 2000.

Petersburg police probe murder of 29-year-old
Petersburg police are investigating the murder of a 29-year-old Alaska Native man, whose body was found between 2 and 5 a.m. Friday morning on a one-way street in the middle of town.

Catholic Church OKs settlement, acknowledges Nome abuse
The Roman Catholic Church confirmed Monday it has reached a settlement with a woman who accused a Nome priest of molesting her in the 1970s.

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