Tuesday, June 7, 2005

Don't belittle seriousness of crimes
When I think of young people "doing something stupid" I think of shooting road signs, spray paint and throwing eggs at cars, maybe even stealing a radio.

Assembly has duty to support road
On May 23, I supported Assembly member Wanamaker's resolution in support of the road to Skagway.

Disputing Wal-Mart manager's argument
In response to Tim Scott's letter to the editor on June 2, I must acknowledge the amount of people he says currently have health care.

A bureaucratic fee for Eagle Beach
Once more the evil nuisance fee is popping up. This time it is Juneau's popular Eagle Beach that succumbed to the bureaucracy-minded people in charge of parks and recreation.

A clarifying word on home-school program
Thank you to reporter Eric Fry for his coverage of education in Juneau and, in particular, for the June 6 story on the changes in the district's home-school program, now called HomeBRIDGE (Bringing Resources to Independent Development, Growth, and Education), which allows students to access local classes, teachers, and activities.

Photo: Where credit is due
C.J. Keys shows off the message on his mortarboard before the start of Sunday's Juneau-Douglas High School graduation ceremony.

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

Partisan movement hits city trails
Hundreds of tiny flags of Gov. Frank Murkowski's face, glued to toothpicks and stuck in piles of dog excrement along Juneau's trails and parks, are surprising hikers and trail officials.

Photo: Over the not-so-bounding main
Juneau Youth Sailing participants, front to back, Jordan Hakala, Martin Woodby and Joe Funk sail Gastineau Channel on Monday aboard their 15-footer.

Photo: Busy port
A Wings of Alaska DeHavilland Beaver departs with its load of flightseeing passengers Monday as two turboprop DeHavilland Otters arrive at the Wings float at Merchants Wharf.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Home school program to offer more money
To compete better for students, the Juneau School District's correspondence program will give parents more money and services.

Photo: Building a purse seine
Barb Monoian, left, and Wylie Gui build a purse seine Monday on the Douglas Cold Storage Dock.

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Radar to monitor traffic near schools
The city of Juneau has installed two radar stations on Riverside Drive to make motorists think as they pass Riverbend Elementary School.

Class of 2005 speakers thank parents, staff
In front of a capacity gym of friends, family and well-wishers, more than 360 Juneau-Douglas High School seniors graduated Sunday in the school's 101st annual commencement ceremony

Linda Alvina (Furuness) Ecklund
Juneau resident Linda Alvina (Furuness) Ecklund, 87, died June 5, 2005, at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

Edmund Adolph Vogel
Former Juneau resident Edmund Adolph Vogel, 87, died April 28, 2005, at his home in Haines.

Alaska editorial: Red flags in new workers' comp law
One of Gov. Frank Murkowski's must-pass legislative priorities, the workers' compensation bill, may have enough constitutional holes to sink it.

My Turn: Local economics not as simple as Wal-Mart vs. community
The suggestion that Wal-Mart should be shunned by residents because we should show an unconditional allegiance to our business community offers only a snapshot of a complicated image.

Government spending, policies ignite the Alaska economy
The Alaska economy is great by any measure, thanks to Gov. Frank Murkowski emphasizing economic development, backed up by the Alaska Legislature and supported by Alaska's congressional delegation.

Alaska editorial: What of their deaths?
A 13-year-old boy, riding his bike in the Goldstream Valley, is plowed under by a vehicle reportedly driven by an alcohol-impaired man.

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.

Marathon man
He may be seven years removed from competitively running in high school, but 25-year-old Juneau resident Shawn Miller still finds ways to beat the field.

Anchorage airport gets quarantine station
A quarantine station at Anchorage's international airport will open in July to screen travelers for infectious diseases.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Gov. Murkowski predicts pipeline contracts by fall
One or two contracts to extract and transport natural gas from the North Slope are expected by fall, Gov. Frank Murkowski said Monday at a Fairbanks news conference.

Asphalt supply, price worrisome
The price of ingredients in asphalt has nearly doubled over the last year, jacking up the price of the material and taking a bigger bite out of construction budgets.

Glacier Bay ruling goes against state
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected Alaska's claim to submerged and tidal lands of Glacier Bay, ruling Monday they are owned by the federal government.

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

Stryker soldiers get battlefield, cultural training
Patrolling an Iraqi village where the residents were wary of U.S. troops, 1st Lt. Jeremiah Ellis approached a group of villagers and, with a few words of Arabic and the help of a translator, started a conversation.

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

AG may suspend medical marijuana registration in Alaska
The state attorney general's office says it may suspend Alaska's medical marijuana registration list in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday allowing the federal government to override state laws allowing medical marijuana.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state, the Northwest

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