Let's band together for the benefit of all
Tribes in Washington, Michigan and Minnesota have signed accords to define their government-to-government relationships, stating their unique status as tribes, and submitting to terms and conditions defining their relationships with their states.

Bush links war on terror to Cold War
The only similarity I see between the Cold War and this one is the amount of money being wasted by the federal government - money that could be used here at home to benefit our own people.

There'll be a road - just build it already
The only thing I have to say to Tim Whiting is "Thank you." That's one of the best letters I have read addressing the road out of Juneau ("Opponents were against road when it went 'somewhere,' " May 31).

What not to do when you see bears
I bumped into a black bear on the stairs by the Governor's Mansion the other day. I was walking up as it was walking down. When I saw two furry black ears, I assumed it was a big dog.

Pickets are on the wrong side
I felt sorry for the dozen Culture of Corruption pickets at the Howard Dean dinner on May 31 in Anchorage. I suppose it's especially tough to get generally overworked, financially troubled folks to show up to picket when they're on the wrong side.

Column designed to promote fear
Ah, Planned Parenthood - one of the most hotly contested issues in society, as it indeed has been virtually from its inception. There are many sides to the issue, some with fine points to make and cogent, significant messages to get across.

Auke Lake and personal watercraft
As a resident on Auke Lake, I've been blessed to enjoy all its beauty, from calm quiet waters, to wildlife, to - personal watercraft. I have never skied on Auke Lake, nor will I necessarily ever have the opportunity to do so.

How does road solve spending problems?
My husband and I recently moved back to Juneau from the Anchorage area after an appalling year of traffic and crime.

KTOO looking to buy two additional stations
KTOO won approval from the Juneau Assembly on Monday night for a loan that could lead to Juneau's National Public Radio station acquiring two more FM outlets.

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

Couple brings circus acts to Fine Arts Camp
One day in 1985, Kevin O'Keefe found a suitcase outside his New York City apartment and decided to fill it with as much circus equipment as would fit.

City will support road to Skagway
The city of Juneau will support a road north toward Skagway when it submits comments at the state's deadline this week, city officials say.

Photo: Remembrance
The Rev. George Silides of Holy Trinity Church gives a Service of Deconsecration and Remembrance to a gathering Saturday.

Photo: Bringing color to a gray day
Nicole Nelson works on her dynamic pastel of a storm cloud on a rainy Monday afternoon at the Juneau Fine Arts camp at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

City OKs new school funds
The Juneau Assembly unanimously approved on Monday night pulling money from its sales tax budget reserve to make up for the Mendenhall Valley high school's funding shortfall.

Grads told to look to each other
On an afternoon where people overflowed from the Juneau-Douglas High School gymnasium to celebrate accomplishments of individual loved ones, no one was talking about this year's graduates making it alone.

Around Town
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

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

Rose Olive King Druxman
Former Juneau resident Rose Olive King Druxman, 86, died April 7, 2006, while visiting her sister Pat in Phoenix, Ariz.

Genevieve 'Gina' Janet (Hanlon) Squartsoff
Juneau resident Genevieve "Gina" Janet (Hanlon) Squartsoff, 69, died June 2, 2006, after a brief illness at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.

Alaska editorial: A call for patience during highway construction season
By this time of year, drivers are tiring of having their behinds and their belongings tossed around from one frost heave to another, from one pothole to the next, and from this rut to that one.

Alaska editorial: Learn to be fire-wise before you get burned
Blue skies, warm steady breezes and occasional dark gray clouds in the distance.

My turn: Is it really a road to nowhere?
Recent letters to the editor refer to Juneau access as the "Road to Nowhere." What exactly does that mean?

My turn: It's not too late to stop road
Even though work on the Juneau access road has begun, it's not too late for those of us who live here to try again to make our voices heard.

Fish Report
From Alaska's Department of Fish and Game

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.

Cruise ships giving a boost to Panhandle weather forecasts
If Panhandle weather forecasts seem a bit more accurate this summer, it might be thanks to a cruise ship.

House passes tax on oil profits of 23.5 percent
The Alaska House on Sunday approved a bill to tax 23.5 percent of oil companies' Alaska profits, a tax rate that would rise even higher when the price of oil hits about $50 per barrel.

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

LeConte changing course on Friday
The state ferry LeConte will shed its longtime around-the-clock schedule and turn into a day boat serving Haines, Hoonah and Angoon on Friday.

Moose calf season is in full swing
June marks several changes in Alaska. Salmon enter the rivers in greater numbers, wildflowers begin to bloom in abundance and miniature versions of the state's largest ungulate begin to show up seemingly everywhere.

Forest fire season off to slow start in the Interior
Alaska's forest fire season is off to a slow start, especially in the Interior, according to managers who have overseen the response to record-setting blazes the last two years.

Many challenging for Young's seat
Actress and activist Diane Benson is one of five Democrats, as well as two Libertarians and one Green Party candidate, challenging U.S. Rep. Don Young for the congressional seat that he has enjoyed for 33 years.

Northwest Digest
B.C. Ferries will suspend and possibly fire a handful of crew who were working on the Queen of the North the night it sank off the coast of British Columbia because they have refused to participate in an investigation, the company said.

Photo: Keeping foxes out of the nest
A Pacific black brant goose protects her nest near the mouth of the Tutakoke River in Alaska's Yukon-Delta National Wildlife Refuge.

Northwest Digest
Wildlife managers in the Yukon-Delta National Wildlife Refuge are again killing arctic foxes to protect a small goose that travels north from Mexico to breed.

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

ACLU sues state on marijuana law
The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday sued the state of Alaska over a new law penalizing marijuana possession for personal use in the home.

A long recovery for Fairbanks solider
Ian Wagner had a rapid introduction to the dangers of patrolling the streets in Iraq's Abu Ghraib sector last year.

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