Monday, July 3, 2006

Operation Employment
Piloting fighter jets, shimmying under barbed wire, or planning the logistics of a ground attack aren't your typical resume staples. Some may think these are the only talents soldiers have to offer a prospective employer.

Laws in place to protect jobs of returning troops
For the thousands of military personnel currently serving our country overseas, leaving the comforts of U.S. soil is a big step, but it's often made more difficult when faced with the challenge of leaving a stable job for a period of time...

Why are special interest groups so special?
How many more state employees will lose their job because of Gov. Murkowski's interests in "useful in gaining knowledge in how privatizing government services will work?" The state is losing money.

High cost of Juneau flights not justified
Has anyone else gotten "sticker shock" from pricing airline tickets out of Juneau? I recently priced tickets to Seattle. What used to be a round trip fare is now nearly the cost of a one-way ticket.

Young doesn't always mean stupid
As a high school student living in Juneau, I have always thought that it is important to be involved in the community, read the news, listen to KTOO etc. For the last four years I have been here...

Out-the-road 'bear-glars' create a different set of issues for residents
Burglars aren't a big concern 17 miles out the road from downtown Juneau. But some people in the neighborhood talk about "bear-glars."

Photo: The healing power of music

Photo: Go speed racer
Devin Flake rounds the corner on his seventh birthday at Red Devil Racing course outside the Nugget Mall.

Police chief will return officers to longer shifts
The Juneau Police Department will move away from eight-hour officer shifts in January, two years after members of the force voiced intense opposition to the move from 12-hour shifts.

'Legend' makes local skies safer
Hauling people safely in and out of Alaska at jet speed isn't what inspires the most pride Douglas Wahto feels looking back on his career as a pilot.

Parade grand marshals paved the way
When Neva Egan moved to Valdez from Wyoming in 1937, she never imagined a one-year teaching assignment would lead to a lifetime of dedication to Alaska.

Cruise industry solicits voters
The campaign to oppose a ballot initiative that would levy a $50 head tax on cruise ship passengers incorrectly included an Alaska business and two other organizations on its roster of local supporters.

Downtown sour on cruise ship initiative
An upcoming state ballot initiative that would impose a cruise ship passenger tax could be a nail in the coffin for some Alaska-owned South Franklin Street businesses, according to owners of those shops.

Photo: Don't call 'em cowpokes

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

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

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

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

Robert Kohlhase
Juneau resident Robert J. Kohlhase, 70, died June 29, 2006, in Bristol Bay.

Maureen Bleeker
Juneau resident Maureen Ardis Bleeker, 69, died June 27, 2006, in Juneau following a lengthy illness.

An encouraging meeting?
Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels and two dozen Seattle business and civic leaders visited Anchorage late last week at the invitation of Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich.

Alaska Editorial: Missile defense system a good thing for Alaska
There's some comfort in knowing that a missile launched by the unstable leader of North Korea might not get a free ride across the atmosphere to someplace in Hawaii, the Western United States - or Alaska. Or even Fairbanks.

Toe Toon

Preserving Perseverance
A serious facelift is needed for Perseverance Trail to persevere as one of Juneau's favorite hiking destinations, recreation officials say.

Out & About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

Exploring the Granite Creek Trail
The Granite Creek Trail takes off roughly 1.5 miles up the Perseverance Trail, side-hilling along the ridges above the creek. A new switchback now bypasses a stretch of slippery bedrock.

Outsiders: Paula Trubiroha

Disabled vets will compete
After a roadside bomb exploded under his 5-ton truck in Iraq, Tyler Hall remembers an Army buddy asking if he was alive.

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.

Juneau synchronized swimmers win national championship
Sarah Felix and Koko Urata won the national championship for duet synchronized swiming Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash.

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.

Military's Raptors end first Alaska deployment
The last of 12 F-22A Raptors from the 27th Fighter Squadron returned Friday to Langley Air Force Base, Va., marking the end of the first operational overseas deployment for the advanced stealth fighter jets.

Korean climber dies while descending Mount McKinley
Officials on Saturday released the name of a climber who died after he collapsed while descending Mount McKinley.

Vessels to conduct summer halibut surveys for IPHC
The fishing vessel Styrian Knight from Vancouver, British Columbia, is one of 13 vessels conducting halibut surveys for the International Pacific Halibut Commission this summer.

Murkowski signs largest-ever capital budget
Some 1,200 individual projects around Alaska will get a boost from the state's largest-ever capital budget this year, but utility improvements in the south-central region will not be among them.

This Day in History
In Alaska, in the Nation, and the World

Alaska Digest
The state ferry Columbia was sidelined Sunday at the Ketchikan shipyard for repairs, and Alaska Marine Highway System staff members were finding alternative travel means for 380 passengers, officials said.

Alaska Digest
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka rescued a 51-year-old man and his 14-year-old son Saturday after their small plane made an emergency landing on a narrow beach near the entrance of Lituya Bay, south of the Yakutat.

Timber scraps providing heat
A few small Prince of Wales Island towns are eyeing the wood scraps left by the island's sawmills to reduce their reliance on expensive fuel oil.

Ketchikan to get a new dry-dock
The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority and the Penglai Bohai Ship Co. finalized the $9.2 million deal Thursday. The dry-dock is expected to be delivered by the end of July 2007.

Agreement allows use of dead whale for research
Long-dead sperm whales smell.

Rasmuson Foundation celebrates 50 years of giving
A sentence at the top of the Rasmuson Foundation's Web site says it all. "Rasmuson Foundation is a catalyst to promote a better life for Alaskans."

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