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."

Why not trust voters?
Listening to the news and watching the legislators work over the winter, and now in a special session, I really have to wonder; what are they are afraid of?

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.

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

Dress code is real world
Normally, I say what I have to say, and I move on with my life regarding the issues in your newspaper; however, I have decided to express one more great point about a dress code.

Say no to raid on the permanent fund
A few months ago I wrote a letter to the editor about Rep. Carl Moses trying to get his foot in the door in taking our permanent fund away from us.

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."

Vocational education is a win/win idea
Following the recent defeat of a second high school, Mayor Botelho appointed a group of citizens to focus on a solution that could be placed before voters in time to take advantage of state reimbursement funds.

Surveillance could halt vandalism
I am very disappointed about the vandalism in this city as compared to 15 years ago.

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

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

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.

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.

Kensington may hold more gold
Coeur d'Alene Mines Corp. says its Kensington property 45 miles northeast of Juneau may contain more gold than previously thought, which could extend the proposed mine's life by 50 percent.

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

Group formed to develop west Douglas
A new working group that formed to promote economic development on west Douglas Island will lobby the city for sales tax revenue to fund an environmental study for a second channel crossing.

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.

Thunder roars through town in second storm
Downtown shook around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, as Juneau experienced the second night of what's usually a rare event in Southeast Alaska - thunder and lightning.

Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

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

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.

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

Photo: Precious cargo
Drew Norman brings supplies to his boat as his 4-year-old daughter, Claire, hitches a ride on a wheelbarrow Monday at Auke Bay harbor.

Airport board seeks tidelands for runway safety
The Juneau Airport Board is requesting that the Assembly ask the state to transfer 18 acres of the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge for a runway safety expansion.

Virginia Shirley Mielke
Former Juneau resident Virginia Shirley Mielke, 79, died in her Port Angeles, Wash., home after a long illness.

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.

My Turn: Montessori is worth investment
You may have noticed the recent Montessori expansion issue.

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.

Local Sports Briefs
Sports stories from the wire

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.

Worth the wait

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

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.

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

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.

Northwest Digest
Staff and wire reports from the northwest

Juneau lawmaker gives up per diem for special session
Juneau Republican Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch said he's giving back half of his daily living allowance for the three-day session held last week and donating the rest to charity.

Some penalties double in traffic-fine overhaul
In the first major revision in 20 years, Alaska drivers who get caught breaking traffic laws can expect to pay double, and in some cases quadruple, what they do now for violations.

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports from around the state.

Senator sentenced in drunken driving case
State Sen. Lyman Hoffman pleaded guilty Monday to refusing a breath test and received the standard sentence for the drunken driving charge that prosecutors dismissed.

7.0 earthquake strikes near Prince of Wales
A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 jolted Alaska Panhandle residents out of their sleep early Monday, but no significant damage was reported, police and scientists said.

Photo: Orcas on the move
A pair of killer whales moves through Frederick Sound on Sunday near Petersburg.

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