Need a break from the sun? Rent a DVD from the Juneau library
In addition to even more Hercule Poirot, Brother Cadfael, and Inspector Lynley mysteries on DVD, we've added some great stand-alone titles to our collections at each of the three public libraries.

Support Native education
Thank you to Helen Hanlon for her letter concerning the education of Native students. As the parent of four half-Tlingit children, I find that they ca

Support American rights
I'm amazed by the rhetorical babblings of Kurt Cox in his June 22 letter to the editor. Once again, Kurt, you've done it.

Dress code and the Constitution
Many thanks to Sheila Keller for her insightful comments in her My Turn article, "Dress code won't change values."

Practicing tax restraint is still a smart idea
Some politicians "cover" theft of permanent fund earnings by proposing fund dedications to "good" agencies; so may I please note that Alaska's constitutional delegates for two reasons prohibited dedicated funds?

Visiting entertainment is a bargain
In response to the person whining about the unaffordable Femmes concert ticket prices, let's compare entertainment costs in Juneau.

Voters wanted protection
There is much talk about changing the permanent fund. The governor characterizes this change as modernization.

Don't limit Juneau's education options
It is a well known fact that not all children learn in the same way; so why do we insist that our children be confined to educational institutions which don't allow for differences in learning styles?

Parking fee unfair
Thursday's article about airport employees having to pay parking fees missed the point. You quoted airport manager deLaBruere as saying that "airport employees should be happy to pay $35 a month" and "people had plenty of opportunities to give input."

Pedestrians in danger on top of Ninth Street
It seems we wait until a tragedy happens before something is done to improve a dangerous area or intersection. Then the funds are given out to improve the situation.

Gays want lifestyle-based rights
In reference to Kurt Cox's letter, "Gay Marriage not a civil right," I say good for you, Kurt, for standing up for what you believe in and not being afraid to voice your opinion.

Effects of Tongass road measure exaggerated
When the U.S. House of Representatives stopped the Forest Service from building new logging roads in the Tongass last week, Sen. Murkowski claimed that the timber industry would "die, putting another 1,000 Alaskans" out of work.

U.S. is turning into an old-style colonial power
My son, who spent his formative years in Juneau and is now a resident in Arnold's state, sent me this perceptive e-mail which expresses his thoughts about George W. and his administration.

New school needed
We absolutely agree with Patrick McGonegal: We don't need another high school; we need a new high school.

Local ABC-TV affiliate touts free advertising for nonprofits
The Gastineau Humane Society is hoping someone will adopt Little Bear after he makes his television debut.

Photo: Family swim
Kathy Maca teaches her daughter, Leilani, 4, how to swim Saturday in a pond at Mendenhall Lake.

Losing hearing brings changes in career options
Nancy Brown was a radio reporter in Alaska in the early 1990s, when she noticed her hearing was declining.

Photo: Quick draw
Jim Fowler paints under a one-hour deadline during Saturday's Quick Draw.

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

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

Juneau father, son charged with assault
Alleged threats involving a military assault weapon and a hammer led to a father and son going to jail Thursday night after a Valley altercation.

Lightning, pole fire zap area power grid
A bolt of lighting and a utility pole fire caused two separate area power outages Sunday morning, Alaska Electric Light & Power office manager Gayle Wood said.

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

Richert wins again at Gold Rush
Juneau logger Cal Richert didn't need to practice for the mining and logging competition at the 15th Annual Gold Rush Days.

School board OKs contracts with retroactive pay raises
The Juneau School Board unanimously approved contracts containing future and retroactive raises with two unions Friday.

Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Being deaf in Juneau - difficult but getting better
When she had an asthma attack and couldn't breathe one morning in January 1984, Pamela Mueller-Guy had to leave her son, who was only a few months old, at home.

Trade delegation eyes Alaska seafood
When six trade representatives from China visited Juneau during a tour of Southeast Alaska fisheries on Friday, they found promising but uncertain opportunities for Alaska seafood.

Dress code doesn't suppress expression of individuality
Juneau teens and adults are practicing that widespread decades-old intergenerational ritual: debating the high school's dress code.

My Turn: Consider facts before opposing herbicide
The Long Island Trust, a subsidiary of Klukwan Inc., has applied to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation for an aerial spray permit on its land holdings in Southeast Alaska.

Remember the War on Terrorism this July 4th
The July Fourth celebration next weekend reminds us of freedoms enjoyed from living in America and of the sacrifices of those protecting those freedoms.

An un-special session
It was a week at the Capitol like any other this year, with no one showing any resolve to reach a consensus that works for Alaska.

What happened to Friday's newspaper
Friday's Juneau Empire wasn't quite what you're used to seeing, and it wasn't available nearly as early in the morning as you're used to seeing it.

Fish report
Catch rates for king salmon in the Juneau area were about average last week.

See more on Admiralty
The all-water route from Juneau south to the head of Seymour Canal on Admiralty Island is about 100 miles around the Glass Peninsula. Thankfully there's a shortcut that saves more than 80 of those miles.

Valley vistas change, but memories still remain
One of the benefits of aging is to understand that when you live long enough, and keep an open mind and heart, there are positive things to learn every day.

Big fish
This week's Big fish

Out & About
Staff and wire reports about upcoming ourdoor activities.

O'Daniel reaches Dawson by canoe
Juneau resident Kathy O'Daniel crossed the finish line of the sixth annual Yukon River Quest canoe and kayak race at midday Saturday in Dawson City, Yukon Territory.

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.

Russians go 1-2 on opening day of picks
History replaced mystery as top-rated forwards Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin became the first Russian duo to be chosen with the first two picks in the NHL draft.

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.

Remembering Ben
Ben Blackgoat loved to do training runs on Perseverance Trail. On Saturday, 64 runners were reminded why.

Mushers sign up for 2005 Iditarod race
Veterans and rookie mushers signed up Saturday for the 2005 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Sen. Murkowski: Cape Fox bill bogged in committee
Sen. Lisa Murkowski hopes the public takes advantage of the ongoing 45-day comment period on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's draft Clean Water Act permit for the proposed Kensington Mine.

Shellfish farmers struggle to grow industry
Tom Manning paws through the sand at North Bridget Cove and happily pulls out five little geoduck clams, each no more than about 2 inches long.

Governor blasts lawmakers for session failure
Gov. Frank Murkowski ended a disappointing special legislative session by swinging a figurative dead cat by the tail.

Northwest Digest
Staff and wire reports from the northwest

This Day in History
In Alaska; in the nation; and the world.

This Day in History
In Alaska; the nation; and the world.

Governor signs 'five wishes' bill
Gov. Frank Murkowski signed a bill Friday that clarifies health care decisions laws for those who are dying.

Forest fire shuts down Steese Highway
Forest fires closed the Steese Highway northeast of Fairbanks on Sunday night and sent firefighters scrambling to protect the fire break around the northeastern Interior village of Venetie.

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports from around the state.

Earthquake jolts Homer
An earthquake jolted Homer, Ninilchik and other parts of the Kenai Peninsula on Saturday.

Legislators say the governor's jet-purchase plan sank the session
In a wide-ranging news conference Friday, Gov. Frank Murkowski defended his administration's plan to use federal homeland security money to buy a jet that would be partly used for the governor's travel.

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