Pipeline royalties should go to insurance
The Alaska gas pipeline project royalties should be used to grant state medical insurance for those who do not qualify for Medicaid or do not have any insurance at all.

Candidate with most votes doesn't always win
I read with interest Mr. Gregory Acres' tutorial on voting 101, "How the political process works," on June 28. In his tutorial, Mr. Acres states that the person "who wins the election" is the person the most individuals cast their vote for.

Photo: Sheltered childhood

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

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

Photo: Setting sail
Sailboats line up at the start of the Admiralty Cove Rendezvous in Gastineau Channel on Saturday.

Patricia Joan (Gray) Rowland Vadman
Former Juneau resident Patricia Joan (Gray) Rowland Vadman, 67, died July 7, 2006, at her home in Yuma, Ariz., following a lengthy respiratory illness.

Devils in the details regarding Measure 2
Measure 2 on the Aug. 22 primary election ballot assesses a $50 head tax on each Alaska cruise ship passenger, with the money going to the state and the ports welcoming the travelers. Sounds great, except there are devils in the details.

Road is a local issue too
When a Juneau Planning Commission member this week questioned state road planners' attention to the city's opinion of the proposed Juneau access highway, the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities had a disturbing retort.

Out & About
Today: Juneau Gold Miners' Posse Cowboy Action Shoot, 9 a.m., Hank Harmon Rifle Range.

Kennel manager leads dog trips through Denali
Karen Fortier may be a slender, petite brunette but to the 30 working dogs at the Denali National Park kennels, she's a giant.

Mount Roberts displays floral curiosities
A roughly two-mile climb through spruce-hemlock forest or a five-minute "flight" over it in the tram brings you near the tree line on the Mount Roberts Trail.

Petroglyphs provide reminder of ancestral lands
Before Berners Bay became a Mecca for wildlife viewing and gold mining, it was a home for many of Juneau's original Native settlers.

OUTSIDERS: Nicola Zantello and Gutchquena
Gutchquena and Zantello, both self-employed, like doing "anything on the water - boating, kayaking, canoeing, scuba diving, seal hunting."

Eaglecrest Time Trial results

JRC-The Alaska Club Governor's Cup results

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.

Miller captures Governor's Cup
n describing the 5-kilometer course for the 29th Annual JRC/The Alaska Club Governor's Cup race Saturday, winner Shawn Miller said it was a flat course with some deceptive hills along the way.

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

Bear charges jogger twice on city trail
Warren Hancock thought he was going for a pleasant morning jog before work, but it turned into a frightening experience when a brown bear charged him twice as he ran along a trail in east Anchorage.

Sockeyes returning slowly to Kenai
A weak return of sockeye salmon to the Kenai River has many who look to the fish for their livelihood issuing a collective groan this year.

Native tribal leaders worry about road access to cultural landmarks
Rosa Miller, tribal leader of Juneau's Auk Kwaan, faces an uphill battle in keeping development far away from her tribe's culturally significant spots in Berners Bay.

TransCanada offers gas pipeline proposal
TransCanada Corp., the Canadian company that applied in 2004 to build a natural gas pipeline to transport North Slope gas, has written the governor a letter.

Legislators taking on gaming issue
Legislators entered a second special session in 2006 last week with a new word stuck in their heads: gaming.

Ridicule hits Stevens after 'tubes' speech
Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, is enduring no end of ridicule in the blogosphere for his recent explanation, in a Commerce Committee debate, of how the Internet works.

Haines seeking a voice on road
The Haines Borough is feeling stranded along the side of the road when it comes to the building of the Juneau access highway, officials said.

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