Library's graphic novels have a lot to offer readers of all levels
With many thanks to the Friends of the Library, all three branches of the Juneau Public Library have added graphic novel collections.

Business reactions to ballot vary
If the city's temporary 1 percent sales tax fails to pass in October 2005, the community would be hard-pressed to bring it back, some Juneau business people said Friday.

Letter not intended to reduce morale
In response to the letter by David Duncan, spc, of Kodiak, it is clear he missed some subtle points of my My Turn of July 26.

Vote 'no' on the state employee contract
My job is intellectually demanding and enjoyable, but each year it gets a little harder to explain to my family why I keep doing it.

School Board decision on busing is unsafe
I am a very concerned parent of a second grade student at Mendenhall River Community School.

Environmentalists don't oppose mine
Most speakers at Monday night's Kensington Mine public hearing fell into two clear groups, each of which presented its own clear perspective on proposed mine operations near Lions Head Mountain.

Diminishing returns of development
Juneau is a unique island in a sea of wilderness. That wilderness is the reason I moved here 42 years ago.

Praises Mr. Duncan; appreciates service
Bravo to Mr. Duncan.

Supports growth, jobs and equitable taxation
I'm writing in response to Mr. Dave Flemming letter regarding the environmentalists and how they stop development.

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

Photo: Save the chickens
DeHart's employees Misty Green and "Mr Chicken" dance in front of the Auke Bay store Friday to draw attention to their crab wares.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

Around Town

Corrections of previous reporting errors

Toe Toon
Comic by local artist Toe.

Empire editorial: It's time to build the Kensington mine
Sixteen years after initiating the first environmental impact statement (EIS) for its proposed Kensington gold mine, Coeur Alaska is now but weeks from learning the fate of the project

Safeguards at Kensington mine outweigh risks
For those of you who are utterly aghast at our editorial endorsement of Coeur Alaska's proposed Kensington mine north of Juneau, rest assured it's not the end of the world as you know it.

Here are the seven keys to happiness in the rain forest
It used to be that education was the key to personal fulfillment, the good life, and success.

Out & About
A listing of upcoming outdoor events.

It pays to be bear aware while hunting
As eager hunters hike up to the alpine early in the season searching for deer, they must first make their way through thick brush or over heavily trafficked game trails, always being aware of their surroundings.

On the hook
The Juneau Empire's Outdoors page is looking for photographs of big salmon, halibut and other fish you've caught this year in the waters of the northern Panhandle.

Flying squirrels favor truffles, lichens
Lichens and fungi are the main components of the flying squirrel's diet.

Fish report
Coho catch rates in the Juneau area are about average for this time of the year.

Flying squirrels
With kitten-soft fur, a taste for fungus and a remarkable built-in paraglider, flying squirrels - the nocturnal cousins of the familiar red squirrel - are gliding through Alaska forests from Ketchikan to Fairbanks in greater numbers than previously suspected.

Deer season opens
For some, August isn't just the beginning of the end of summer, it's the beginning of deer season.

U.S. men win big after a rough start
The NBA and USA Olympic basketball committee got off to a contentious start Saturday, and the rocket's red glare was coming from coach Larry Brown's brow.

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 Seniors are 1-0, Juniors 2-1 at divisionals
Andrea Doerflinger pitched four innings of one-hit ball and cracked a three-run homer as Juneau's Gastineau Channel Little League Senior Division (age 15-16) All-Stars shut out Oregon 12-0

Jack and Jill Relay Time Trial
Results of the Juneau Freewheelers' Jack and Jill Relay Time Trial bicycle race

A surprise from Alaska
Wrestler Tela O'Donnell lives in a dorm room at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, a long way from home.

Eaglecrest Road Races
Results of Saturday's Eaglecrest Road Races, held along Fish Creek Road.

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