Co-worker chatter not only disrupts workflow, it can damage morale
In an increasingly open work environment where walls - both metaphoric and physical - have been broken down, so has the issue of privacy.

Interview Tips
Ask questions: When interviewing for a new position, it's essential to have a handful of questions to ask your potential employer.

Show & tell
For some, going to a job interview is more dreaded than a visit to the dentist. The research, preparation and planning required can be a tedious task, but it can also set you apart from the competition.

Juneau's garbage pick up at fault, not bears
How sad to see the pictures of the yearling black bear in Wednesday's Empire, only to read the caption that the little bear will be later euthanized.

A road would give us access to coast
The Juneau access road - is it good or bad, does it compete with the ferry? It seems that every poll that has come out has the community split on the issue.

Road project is a waste of public money
The proposed road north of Juneau is a waste of public funds. Our state ferry system, though imperfect, offers travel opportunities to walk-on travelers and those who enjoy road trips.

Bush's stem cell position is defensible
The president of the United States vetoes a bill providing federal funds for embryonic stem cell research, an action consistent with his long-held and often expressed opposition to the use of federal funds for such a purpose...

Employer greed part of high living cost
The Juneau Economic Development Council's recent study expresses deep concern about the "high cost of living" in Juneau.

Photo: One on one
Wilda Laughlin rides her custom-built mountain unicycle for exercise Sunday morning along Old Glacier Highway.

Assembly approves state's road plan
The Juneau Assembly on Saturday approved the state's plan for a portion of a highway it plans to build to connect Juneau to a planned shuttle terminal near Skagway and Haines.

Photo: Man and nature at sea

Juneauite among Capitol Hill's most beautiful
Sara Parsons of Juneau has been dubbed one of the 50 most beautiful people on Capitol Hill.

Fear of fires
Dousing a downtown disaster: Fire Chief Eric Mohrmann, at right, explains the sprinkler plan he is proposing to city officials. The proposal would require buildings to install fire prevention systems.

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

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

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

Wanamaker, Doll dismissed from vote
Due to conflicts of interests, Mayor Bruce Botelho told Juneau Assembly members Randy Wanamaker and Bob Doll they could not vote during Saturday's special meeting on the state's road plan.

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

William Douglas Richards
Former Juneau resident William Douglas Richards, 60, died on May 31, 2006, in Noble, Okla.

My turn: Time to turn on the power
It's election season. Voting Alaskans are turning on the power. The major power plan for Alaska is a natural gas pipeline to the Lower 48. Politicians who block or delay that project - and some appear bent on doing it for political reasons - will suffer the power of constituents at the ballot box on Aug. 22 and Nov. 7.

Toe Toon

Alaska editorial: Opponents of cruise ship tax go too far
There are plenty of good reasons for the tourism industry to use in its campaign against the cruise ship tax and environmental regulation initiative without having to make up misleading junk.

My turn: All-Alaska gas line: an insider's view
As a former community and public relations specialist for Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., I find the onslaught of advertising by Exxon, BP and ConocoPhillips, and their thinly veiled support groups, deceptive at best.

Empire editorial: Don't accept wharf's fate as inevitable
As Juneau's Merchants Wharf slides toward potential dereliction, it begins to seem that city leaders themselves are derelict.

My turn: Support Juneau growth - build the road now
I write as a resident of this city who is very much in favor of the proposed Juneau access road. To be frank, I am dismayed at the lack of support shown by the city government toward this project.

Alaska editorial: Governor's gas tax plan could backfire
Gov. Frank Murkowski wants the November vote on a natural gas reserves tax to mean nothing.

Alaska bear cubs could find home in Sweden
When a mother brown bear is killed in Kodiak, leaving cubs alive and orphaned, a heart-wrenching decision about their fate must be made.

Outsiders: Peter Cross
Outsiders is a weekly feature of the Juneau Empire.

Orphaned brown bear cub finds a temporary refuge
Sadie has found a temporary home.

The Cave Dwellers
David Love is an Alaska Panhandle guy who likes to spend a lot of his time crawling into holes.

Refurbished Perseverance maintains Juneau's history
One of the most popular trails in Juneau, the Perseverance Trail is used by dog-walkers, joggers, and mountain bikers, as well as hikers. It provides access to the Mount Juneau Trail, the Granite Basin Trail, and the Icy Gulch route up to Gastineau Peak and Gold Ridge.

Rehabilitated elephant seal free into the mists
The 620-pound elephant seal was released into the mist and swells at Cape Resurrection.

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

Frank Maier Marathon one week away
Juneau resident Frank Maier loved to run, and Juneau will celebrate his joy of running next weekend with the 15th annual race in his honor.

Nunaka Valley takes Junior Softball title
Three passed balls and an error in the first inning Sunday helped give Nunaka Valley more than they needed to beat Juneau in the deciding game of the Alaska State Little League Junior Softball championship series at Melvin Park.

Juneau wins wild game on Levale's hit
Lii Levale's game-winning double in the eighth inning capped a wild 11-10 Juneau win over Nunaka Valley on Saturday to even the Alaska State Little League Junior Softball best-of-three championship series at Melvin Park

Sports in Juneau
Listing of local sports in Juneau.

Photo: Kiss the sky
Norman Flood impresses the crowd at the Sequence Skate Competition by skating up the quarterpipe, jumping up onto a rail and then grinding it back down.

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.

This Day in History
In Alaska and the Nation

Biggest PFD dividend in years possible
Alaskans could be getting the biggest permanent fund dividend in years this fall.

State appeals pot law
Most Alaskans see the need to keep marijuana out of the hands of children and others hurt by the illegal industry, Gov. Frank Murkowski said in support of an appeal to a Juneau judge's decision striking down a marijuana law passed this spring.

This Day in History
In Alaska, the nation and the world

Authorities targeting vessel oil discharges
Even as soaring prices make oil a precious commodity, some people conspire to get rid of it.

Alaska Digest
A Wyoming man visiting Tenakee Springs told Alaska State Troopers he had a problem while bathing in the Chichagof Island village.

Alaska Digest
Police reported Saturday foul play is not suspected in the death of a 42-year old Juneau woman discovered in the airport area Friday.

Photo: It's my party
Ricco, an Anchorage Police Department dog, enjoys a plate of food at his retirement party Thursday in Anchorage.

Stevens wants contract on ballot
Alaska Senate President Ben Stevens, R-Anchorage, introduced an amendment Friday that would allow voters in November to ratify a state contract with oil producers to build a $20 billion natural gas pipeline.

Man works four years to restore part of Chena River
There's a trace of satisfaction in Jack Williams' smile when he looks at the bank of the Chena River behind the Fairbanks Drama Association and Children's Theatre.

Alaska firefighters going south
Alaska firefighters are headed to northern California to help battle wildfires in that state.

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