Be careful about income statistics
When reading Ben Madison's letter about wages and Wal-Mart I was confused by his misuse of statistics.

Hire teachers sooner
It is a fact that the Juneau School District consistently fails to attract talented teachers.

Welcomes Wal-Mart
I am writing in response to Ben Madison's letter "Disputing Wal-Mart Managers Argument."

Wal-Mart fills Kmart's slot
I would like to respond to Mr. Madison's letter to the editor on June 7.

Class of 2021
Alain Soltys-Gray, 2, does his own groundbreaking Thursday at the site of the new Dimond Park high school.

Humpback calf tangled in gillnet
Federal biologists are monitoring a humpback whale calf swimming just south of Juneau with a drift gillnet wedged in its baleen, they reported Thursday.

Echo Ranch Bible Camp to break ground for lodge
Faith is a specialty at Echo Ranch Bible Camp on the banks of Berners Bay, and it will be there at Saturday's groundbreaking for a new lodge.

July 4th parade to tout 'Freedom of Speech'
More soap box derby cars, a fireworks show packing extra punch and a legendary Alaskan are some of the things to look forward to at this summer's Juneau and Douglas Fourth of July celebrations.

Dog panel's trail plan irks both sides
Dog owners and non-dog owners alike aren't happy with the Dog Task Force's revised proposal on which city trails or parks dogs should be leashed or prohibited.

Photo: Breaking ground for the new school
Juneau city officials break ground forthe new high school Thursday during aceremony at Dimond Park.

Putting food on the table
Kyle Tack, 14, lowers his stringer full of Dolly Varden Thursday into the water at the Douglas Boat Harbor ramp.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Morning power outage traced to wiring problem
A wiring problem in one of the Snettisham Hydroelectric facility interrupted power to about 75 percent of Juneau Thursday morning, according to Gayle Wood, office manager for Alaska Electric Light & Power in Juneau.

Scout benefactors
Through the generosity of Allen Marine Tours and the captain and crew of the St. Maria, Cub Scouts from Pack 6 and their families enjoyed a whale-watching cruise on Sunday, May 15.

Weldon to wed Stickler
Haines residents Brandie Lee Weldon and James Gregory Stickler will be married Aug. 14, 2005, in Haines.

Remembering Dad's birthday
Who is the most important person in your life? For many whose childhood was a happy time, that person is your father or mother.

McDougal and Fidler to wed
Juneau resident Jennifer McDougal and Grayson Fidler of Corvallis, Ore., will be married Aug. 26, 2005, in Turner, Ore.

Chenoweth marries Phair
Juneau resident Lisa Chenoweth and Joel Phair of Central Point, Ore., were married May 13, 2005, at Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Portland, Ore.

Longs to celebrate their 60th anniversary this month
Maurice and Angie Long will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 17, 2005.

News about the people you know

Staff reports from the residents of Juneau

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

Nelsons to celebrate their 50 years of marriage in July
Juneau residents Jim and Dotty Nelson were married on Dec. 26, 1954, in Portland, Ore. They moved to Juneau with their four children, Susan, Eric, Pete and Rolf in 1967.

My turn: Confident that Coast Guard can protect against terrorists
When I learned a few months ago about proposed Coast Guard regulations that will establish 100-yard security zones surrounding cruise ships under way (25 yards in port), I immediately dragged out some charts, as I'm sure many other fishermen, charter operators, and general boaters also did.

Empire editorial: Retain disputed bus routes for safety
When the Juneau School District proposed cutting several short school bus routes last year, the idea was to save money

Wit and wisdom on the water
Part philosopher, part physiologist and all rower, coach and author Frank Cunningham has been on the forefront of American rowing for more than 60 years.

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.

State moves ahead on buying jet to be used by Murkowski
The state Department of Public Safety is taking offers to buy a jet or a newer turboprop airplane for use by the department and Gov. Frank Murkowski, despite opposition by some lawmakers and residents who contend a jet is simply a luxury item for the governor.

Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Panel OKs restoration of bison
A public advisory committee has endorsed a plan to restore wood bison in Alaska, but it hasn't said exactly where it should be done.

This Day in History
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