Don't loosen rules for waste treatment
The National Science Foundation says, "the next international crisis will be over clean water."

Some property tax numbers for thought
In 2004 a house assessed at $200,000 would have been taxed at $2,348 annually, or $195.67 a month.

Private and public preschools needed
Rory Schneeberger has set off a false alarm. ("Look out for government control of preschools," My Turn, May 30).

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

City makes sewer expansion top priority for sales-tax revenue
Among the many Juneau projects that could use revenues from a 1 percent sales tax, extending the city's sewer system is one of few with unanimous Assembly support.

Urban crabbing
Zach Heppner, 15, lifts a crab ring back into the water as his brother, Luke, 7, watches the king crab they pulled up from the breakwater Thursday at the Don Statter Boat Harbor in Auke Bay.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Squeaky clean
Auke Bay Brownie Troop No. 29 cleaned up Auke Bay Elementary School during the May 7 Litter Free event.

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

News about the people you know

Jensens remarry
Mike and Shari Jensen were married 6 p.m., May 7, 2005, at Lake Side Chapel in Yakutat. A dinner reception immediately followed the ceremony at Leonard's Landing Lodge.

Honored youth
Monique Barteaux, 17, and her parents Keith and Joyce Mickelsen pose with Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch, R-Juneau.

Nicks and Furlong to marry
Juneau residents Leah Furlong and Rob Nicks will be married at 3 p.m., June 12, 2005, at Skater's Cabin. A reception will follow at the cabin.

Flags unfurled
Fifty state flags are flying again along Egan Drive between the Douglas Bridge and Marine Park.

Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

Francis and Rielly wed
Rebecca Francis of Roseville, Calif., and Collin Rielly of Juneau were married April 28, 2005, in Juneau.

Student recognitions
Recognizing Juneau's outstanding youth

Remembering the bygone days of the paper boy
This story is dedicated to all the boys who sold the Empire on the streets of Juneau.

Hospice begins its 'Good Grief Walk'
On Thursday, May 19, Hospice and Home Care of Juneau began its weekly "Good Grief Walk," an hour-long hike for those who have suffered a loss through death, past or present.

Marvin honored as 'Legend' by Alaska Airlines
Juneau resident Carl Marvin has been named an Alaska Airlines Customer Service Legend, the highest honor bestowed upon an Alaska employee.

Richard Pegues
Juneau resident Dick Pegues, 68, died May 31, 2005, in Juneau. He died at home with his family after a battle with lung cancer.

Stan Miller
Longtime Juneau resident Stan Miller died Jan. 18, 2005.

My turn: Planned Parenthood will benefit Juneau community
Juneau and Alaska women have much cause to protect their bodies and rights, especially now with the multitude of anti-choice campaign endorsements.

Playing on the courts of youth
He may not be able to bend for the low shots like he once did, but that doesn't stop 87-year-old Dean Williams from blistering backhands on the tennis court.

Memories and youth recaptured on the court
Back and forth, back and forth. It becomes almost hypnotic watching the little fuzzy ball travel from end to end on the tennis court.

Local Sailing
May 28-30

High seas adventure
Commitment sets sail at the start leg of the Juneau Cup Challenge on Saturday at the Gastineau Channel.

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.

Sen. Seekins eyes governor's seat
An Alaska state senator said he may run for governor in 2006 if incumbent Gov. Frank Murkowski decides not to run for re-election.

Activists sue to protect Alaska otters
A conservation group is again suing the Interior Department for failing to protect what it says is the world's most endangered population of sea otters.

Staff reports from around the state

Judge: Chignik fishery violates regulations
A Superior Court judge in Anchorage ruled Thursday that a Chignik sockeye salmon cooperative is illegal because it violates existing regulations.

Judge rejects rehiring request
A federal judge on Thursday declined to reinstate 472 unionized ramp workers laid off by Alaska Airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

West Coast group buys Era division
Era Aviation's airplane operations has been sold to a group of West Coast investors.

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

Investigator testifies in cop slaying trial
The state rested its case Thursday in the murder trial of a man charged with killing Kenai police officer John Watson.

Beaver crossing
Cars stop to let a beaver cross Main Street in downtown Petersburg on Tuesday.

Frostbitten, but safe
Don Jardine, 51, (front row from right), Erik Bjarnson, 41, and Alex Snigurowicz, 45, are wheeled Thursday by Shawn Willis (back row from right), Donald Dorey and Maseline Sunele to the security gate at the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage.

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