Let's deal with the homeless problem
The two articles in Sunday's paper were informative regarding the changes as to where the homeless or vagrants go to drink now. I can tell you from firsthand experience exactly where a group of four to seven hold "happy hour."

We need to replace the Board of Game
Regarding the impasse created when the Alaska Board of Game authorizes ever expanding airborne wolf killing. This comes after Alaskans have twice voted to ground the aerial cowboys.

No need to change party affiliation
With respect to Arthur Almon's letter on July 5 ("Voicing disgust at the ballot box"), I would like to clarify the requirements for voting a closed party ballot for the primary election on Aug. 22.

None of Alaska's lakes is expendable
Coeur Alaska's psyops campaign rages on. Its recent advertisement farcically titled, "Protecting Alaska's Water" (Juneau Empire, July 7) is packed with sham propaganda about its plans for the fill material.

Photo: Wet trek
Flip Warringa, a tourist from Tilburg, Netherlands, walks Thursday on Glacier Highway to the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery from his downtown hotel. Warringa and his family are touring the Southeast Panhandle on the Alaska Marine Highway.

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

Photo: Party hat
Weston Holland laughs with Shari Kemp and Kenneth Woodbury as they celebrate his 18th birthday.

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

Juneau mayor to run again
Mayor Bruce Botelho announced Thursday he will seek re-election in the October municipal election. "There are a lot of major issues in front of the Assembly today, and issues I expect to be in front of the Assembly, that I would like to be part of," he said.

Port and Painter wed
Liana Wild Painter, of Juneau, and Andrew Port, of Twisp, Wash., were married on July 8 at the Juneau Yacht Club. A reception followed the ceremony.

Photo: Patch works
Ian Harrison, of Auckland, New Zealand, enjoys a spot of lunch and some sunshine in downtown Juneau.

Neighbors helping neighbors: SEADOGS
Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a weekly feature on the Neighbors page and is in collaboration with the United Way of Southeast Alaska.

Births, marriage licenses and court information

Foreman and Hosey to wed
Lindsay Foreman and Joseph Hosey, of Juneau, will marry on July 21 in a private ceremony at Skaters Cabin in Juneau. Family and friends are invited to a reception at 6 p.m. in the Glacier Room at the Travelodge Hotel.

Neighbors mailbox
I wanted to tell you about a wonderful store here in town. Alaskan and Proud has the best customer service of any store in town.

War was the answer for slave girl Mariah
One of the most interesting and rapidly growing field of book collecting is in an area called "Black History" and "Black Memorabilia."

Avatar International Inc., an international research and consulting group based in Orlando, Fla., has recognized Bartlett Regional Hospital for the fourth year in a row as a national award winner in healthcare service quality for exceeding patient expectations.

Neighbors Digest
Under a grant from the National Science Foundation, DragonflyTV - an all-science PBS television show for middle-school kids - is expanding is producing a series of seven new episodes featuring middle-school children "Going Places in Science."

Steven Hunt Rice
Former Juneau resident Steven Hunt Rice, 53, died July 10 at home in Anchorage.

Charles Abbott Sr.
Juneau resident Charles Abbott Sr., K'ei xoots ki', 75, died July 7, 2006, in Anchorage, from failure to recover from hip surgery.

Ruth Margaret Kasko
Klukwan resident Ruth Margaret Kasko, 77, died July 8, 2006, at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau, surrounded by her family and friends following a lengthy illness.

Alaska editorial: Vote no on cruise tax
Ballot Initiative 2 on the Aug. 22 ballot is un-Alaskan. Under the initiative, commercial passenger ships would be charged $46 per passenger if they provide overnight accommodations while in Alaska water.

No, Pebble Mine isn't my neighbor
Is the proposed Pebble Mine my neighbor? No, my neighbors are New Stuyahok, Ekwok, Portage Creek and other surrounding villages. I have a lot of respect for my neighbors my neighbors respect me. We respect each other's traditional and ancestral land-use rights. These lands are primarily used for subsistence by me and my neighbors. Isn't the proposed Pebble Mine on traditional and ancestral lands?

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's Olympic champion
The Athletes' Creed of the Special Olympics reads, "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."

Midsummer Night 10K and 1-mile results
Midsummer Night 10K and 1-mile run results from Tuesday.

Cook Inlet fish thought to be an Atlantic salmon
A fish caught near Kasilof could become the first documented Atlantic salmon discovered in Cook Inlet, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Northwest Trekkers
Roman Dial wanted to know how far he could hike across the Alaska wilderness carrying all his own food, gear and supplies.

Police seize, return images from newspaper, station
Anchorage police investigating a shooting at a football stadium used a search warrant to seize hundreds of unpublished newspaper photographs and a videotape shot at the scene.

Gov. Murkowski wants lawmakers to vote on gas contract this session
Gov. Frank Murkowski on Thursday said he will ask state lawmakers within the next month to approve his natural gas pipeline contract with three oil companies.

Alaska Digest
Allen Marine ordered to draft safety plan

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