Threat to move Capitol is childish
I find it appalling that someone would threaten to vote to move the Capitol because of a proposed road ("If it's about access, move the Capitol," May 17).

Bush's actions won't spark Muslim violence
Mr. Mallet wrote a letter (April 16) in which he took me to task for my support of President Bush in the war on terror.

Lake issue an example of what's going on
Auke Lake is a good example of what's going on in this town.

DOT: Story leaves wrong impression
The May 19 story ("Tongass trees cut to prepare for road") and accompanying photo left the public with half the story and a less than clear picture of the work we are performing for the Juneau Access project.

There's nothing funny about accident
After reading "Truck hits pedestrians, building," in Sunday's (May 14) paper, I find your attempt at humor regarding Mr. Osborne's ability to secure auto insurance for himself in the future very inappropriate and distasteful.

Stop being complacent and do something
Most of my life I thought our whole political process was overpowering and hopeless. What can I do against such money and power?

It's not too late to redeem government
It is morally unacceptable to send U.S. citizens, their allies and innocent Iraqis to their deaths based on lies.

Photo: Safe at first
Denise Vaught of the city's Parks and Recreation Maintenance Division sets first base Monday at one of the Savikko Park softball fields in Douglas.

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

Photo: Strings and ivory
Classical violinist Philippe Djokic and pianist Lynn Stodola perform Monday at the State Office Building atrium as part of the 20th Annual Juneau Jazz & Classics' free Brown Bag Concerts.

Tribute to a cancer activist
Friends called him the "Rubberman" for the way he rebounded from his medical setbacks. Others knew him simply as the smiling boy who defied the odds.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Building smarts by building CPUs
The Juneau School District wants to help Native students build an interest in science, math and technology by teaching them to build computers this summer.

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

Thane residents seek safer road in city's long-term plan
Thane Road is not safe for motorists, runners, hikers or bikers, and the city needs to address the problem in its comprehensive plan, says the president of the Thane Neighborhood Association.

Photo: Double duty
Twin sisters Kari, left, and Suzanne Parr have Juneau drivers seeing double Tuesday as they work as flaggers for Secon Construction near Tee Harbor.

Coast Guard shuffle shifting a few jobs north
The U.S. Coast Guard is in the midst of change this spring after streamlining operations and changes of commands in Juneau and Alaska.

Recognizing outstanding academic achievements

Seniors have a golden opportunity to volunteer
Having an active retirement is key to the good life. Volunteering is an effective way to stay active while making a difference in our community.

Mulligans celebrate 50 years
John and Peggy Mulligan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 26 on the Oregon coast with their children, grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Photo: Student-run radio
On May 5, the Juneau-Douglas High School advanced placement French IV and V class completed another year of the bilingual radio program "Ces Soirées-l," which airs on KTOO radio from 6:45 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month.

Neighbors mailbox
You've got thanks, neighbor

Krauss' celebrate golden anniversary
Kate and Ernie Krauss, of Juneau, celebrate their golden anniversary May 27.

Understanding mystical and relational spiritualities
People engage in religious and spiritual practices for a variety of reasons but one common motivation is to better understand the purpose of life and to come to know their own individual place in the grand scheme of creation.

Arlie Jeanette Hamar
Juneau resident Arlie Jeanette Hamar, 92, died May 20, 2006, in Juneau.

James W. Brooks
Juneau resident James W. Brooks, 84, died May 19, 2006, at his home in Juneau.

Minnie Graham Keating
Former Juneau resident Minnie Graham Keating, 89, died May 19, 2006, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna.

My turn: Study failed to ask port authority
The final strategy in Gov. Frank Murkowski's playbook, to ensure that a Canadian highway and producer gas line is the only option to be considered by the Legislature and Alaskans, reared its ugly head at recent press conferences.

My Turn: 'Bong Hits' deserves Supreme Court test
Recently, several people have suggested that the Juneau School District's decision to seek a Supreme Court review of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling in the "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case is either disrespectful of students' First Amendment rights or an inappropriate expenditure of district resources.

Alaska editorial: Give contract a chance
Gov. Frank Murkowski looked annoyed, exasperated and somewhat perplexed at times at the news conference the other week at which he discussed a variety of aspects of his natural gas pipeline agreement with BP, Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips.

My turn: Oil tariffs omitted in contract negotiations
The governor insists that the Legislature must accept the complicated new petroleum fiscal regime he negotiated with the three major North Slope producers (BP, ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil).

My turn: Public needs to be aware of problems
I was quite disturbed at the picture appearing in the May 14 Juneau Empire, illustrating the terrible aftermath of an apparent drunk driving incident.

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.

Crimson Bears open tournament with 9-0 win
Juneau-Douglas High School's Pedro Mojica hit a home run and picked up the pitching win as the Crimson Bears defeated Wrangell 9-0 Wednesday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

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

Phillies receive strong hitting, clutch pitching in win over M's
Lance Ibesate went 2-for-2 with a home run at the plate and was the winning pitcher in an 8-4 win over the Mariners in Gastineau Channel Little League action Saturday.

Crimson Bears achieve perfection
Now the Juneau-Douglas High School softball team has a perfect game to go along with its perfect record.

Senate OKs new system for taxing oil
The Alaska Senate on Monday night passed a new draft of the oil tax bill that will earn less revenue at high oil prices than two versions previously voted on.

Governor signs biggest, earliest operating budget ever
Gov. Frank Murkowski set his pen to the state operating budget during a press conference Monday, bragging that it was the earliest a spending plan was ever signed.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

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

Leaders still guessing how much tax will bring
Nobody really knows how much extra cash a proposed oil tax would bring Alaska.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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

Public asks for more time on gas contract
A handful of Alaska residents weighing in on the state's proposed natural gas contract Tuesday night said the Legislature needs more time to review the deal.

Reality star's daughter dies in Fairbanks SUV accident
Two people, including the daughter of a cable television reality show star, died when their stolen vehicle rolled, authorities said.

Pelican seafood plant set to reopen
Proud Pelican residents are dusting off their seafood plant, shuttered for two years, for what they hope will become a full-throttle summer on the slime line.

Prince of ports
Folks in this lonely frontier town like to say their dreams of becoming the Pacific gateway to Asian riches went down in the Atlantic.

Villages protest spray permit
Hydaburg Mayor Tom Morrison was upset enough about the state's approval of a herbicide spray permit on nearby Long Island that he and the village's tribal president went live on national Native American radio Monday.

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