Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Coeur turns English language on its head
Coeur Alaska is now busy touting its thrifty design to "enlarge" and "enhance" "unproductive" Slate Lake.

Respond with logic and not emotion
To the people who are in a tizzy over the cutting of the spruce tree by the airport that had an eagle's nest in it: Why can't you just be logical for once, instead of responding with emotional hysteria?

Offensive statements in a My Turn? Count on it!
While I agree with Karl Schoeppe's opinion ("Truth in recruiting? Don't count on it!," April 10) that the decision to join the military should not be made lightly, I found the acrimony of his My Turn toward the military distressing.

Changing places with senior citizens
Pretend that the members of the city government of Juneau are on reality TV. Their role is to become senior citizens for a month. These senior citizens of Juneau are on a very small, tight financial budget.

Ignorance drives sales-tax advocates
Wiley Brooks and Donald Anderson falsely claimed in an April 7 My Turn that the "FairTax" would be an effective tax solution and would reduce fraud.

Planned Parenthood deserves kudos
Congratulations to Ms. Swift (April 7) and Ms. Bell (April 5) for their letters supporting Planned Parenthood.

City leaders fear legacy of growing debt
Juneau's fiscal future is today's topic.

Photo: Gliding with grace
Katie Parry, left, Wendy Vuille, center, and Sigrid Dahlberg perform to "Breakfast at Tiffany's" during the Juneau Skating Club's season-ending show at the Treadwell Arena on Sunday.

Teenagers ask city for action on global warming
Calling themselves the future citizens of Alaska, three high school students stood up before the Juneau Assembly Monday night and asked them to take action on global warming.

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

Empty bowls fundraiser feeds 500 hungry souls
At the front of the soup line Sunday night, David Deitz said it should be obvious why he showed up more than an hour early for the Glory Hole's Empty Bowl fundraiser.

Photo: Wind walker
Eleanor Dailey uses her umbrella Monday to block a hard, cold wind-driven rain during her lunchtime walk along Glacier Avenue.

Task force considers senior tax exemption
The Senior Sales Tax Exemption Task Force will meet Tuesday to hammer out its final recommendations for the tax break's future.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Another side of the war in Iraq
A Juneau man who spent a year in Iraq with the Alaska Army National Guard will be the first homegrown speaker in the Glacier Valley Rotary's Pillars of America Freedom series this week.

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

Gaile Haynes
Juneau resident Gaile Fechenbach Haynes, 76, died April 23, 2006, in Juneau.

Margaret Abbott
Juneau resident Margaret Abbott, 93, died April 21, 2006, at her Juneau home, surrounded by her loving family and primary caregiver, Gary Hansen Jr.

My Turn: Truth about Senate insurance bill
Anyone who has diabetes will tell you that failure to properly manage the disease can lead to the onset of costly and potentially life-threatening complications.

My turn: Support the renewal of Magnuson-Stevens Act
Marine fisheries of the United States are managed under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

Alaska editorial: Federal preference for Native corporations is overly generous
A special federal no-bid preference for Alaska Native corporations has stirred huge national controversy - and for good reason. Even before a critical draft audit was leaked, Congress had good reason to rein in the bidding waiver that has enriched a relative handful of Alaska Native corporations

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Teen petition asks Congress to act on climate change
More than 5,000 Alaska teenagers have signed a letter calling for action on global warming. The letter was originally written by Verner Wilson, 19, of Dillingham:

Senate panel slashes funds for Juneau road
An Alaska Senate panel on Monday released a new version of the state's construction budget, cutting the governor's proposed spending on a road out of Juneau in 2006 by 55 percent.

Two small planes collide Sunday
Two small planes collided on Sunday in the skies just south of Wasilla, killing five people on board, said Alaska State Troopers.

Murder plot stuns North Pole
The arrests of six boys accused of planning a campus massacre has gripped North Pole with an unsettling epiphany.

State funds could help rebuild harbors
A walk around the Douglas Small Boat Harbor displays an interesting juxtaposition of crisp, shiny new marine accommodations sitting alongside a decrepit, crumbling corpse of a dock.

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

Senate OKs oil tax at 22.5 percent
The Alaska Senate passed a version of an oil-tax bill on Monday that stands to earn the state treasury additional billions of dollars a year at high oil prices.

Lawmakers wrestle with retirement
Last year the Murkowski administration pushed through an overhaul of the state's retirement system to halt what proponents said was a financial drain on an overburdened pension system.

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

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Education hike paired with school construction
An Alaska House panel is proposing to roll a hike in public school funding into a school construction debt reimbursement bill.

Department of Labor study tracks young workers' earning power
Longtime Alaskans who are educated, urban, male and staying employed in one industry had the greatest leaps in earning power over a 10-year period, according to a study by the state's Department of Labor.

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