Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Temping, part-time work options for desperate job seekers
Temping, part-time work options for desperate job seekers

Common ground
Common ground

On the clock
On the clock

Home and away
Home and away

We need in-state resource processing
This is in response to Rep. Coghill's Anchorage Daily News article, "Add value to Alaska oil with tax incentives," of July 31.

Pro-roaders: Please explain argument
I read and read about the new road and the deteriorating ferry system. You can get volumes supporting either side.

We need a public servant who can participate fully
Surprisingly, Roads and Highways Deputy Commissioner John MacKinnon's July 19 response to Jane Eidler's letter has not raised any eyebrows.

Murkowski should try a head transplant
From the very start of his administration, Gov. Murkowski has restricted the press. At first, all press inquiries, no matter how small or obscure, were directed to John Manly.

Binkley the obvious choice for governor
Experience and Integrity. Two words that have been thrown around in positive and negative ways a bit too loosely this election season. Because the gas line is the most important issue that will affect generations to come, let's apply these two words to this subject.

What part of temporary don't you understand?
An Aug. 1 article read: "A five-year extension of the temporary tax, which city officials say is vital to the city's schools and day-to-day operations, will appear on the Oct. 3 ballot.

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

Police: Killing a 'random act of violence'
An Anchorage man fatally shot behind Fred Meyer apparently was a victim of "a random act of violence," Juneau Police Chief Greg Browning said Monday.

Photo: Pounding sand
Jarrett Thomas, 16, catches about eight feet of air off a jump Monday at the softball field at Savikko Park.

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

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

Derby winner a 30.8-lb. king
As a fisherman, Ron Repplinger said he had caught "nothing big" before he pulled in a 30.8-pound king Sunday, the biggest turned in for the weekend's 60th annual Golden North Salmon Derby.

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

Fluoridation of city water still up in the air
The Fluoride Study Commission's presentation to city leaders Monday night didn't bring them any closer to deciding whether to continue adding the controversial substance to the city's water supply.

Photo: Clean donations
Youths from Southeast Alaska and parts of the Yukon haul barrels, tires and other trash in the rain Friday from the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge.

Burke Riley
Juneau resident Burke Riley, 92, died June 13, 2006, after medical treatment in Kirkland, Wash.

Sylvia Dahl Watkins
Former Juneau resident Sylvia Dahl Watkins, 83, died Aug. 2, 2006, at Rosario Assisted Living in Anacortes, Wash.

Alexander A. Lukshin
Juneau resident Alexander A. Lukshin, 72, died Aug. 2, 2006, at Swedish Hospital in Seattle after battling cancer for almost three years.

Kelly P. Riley
Former Juneau resident Kelly P. Riley, 50, died July 30, 2006, in Seattle after a short fight with cancer.

Alaska editorial: Why consider Cuban oil when we've got our own?
Some things are just plain outrageously frustrating.

Alaska editorial: Gas line deal should be decided by voters
It's up to Alaskans to act. The Alaska Legislature won't.

My Turn: Cruise ship initiative doesn't make sense
Ballot Measure 2 does not make sense. Why would we want to subject the cruise lines to such hostility?

My Turn: ANCSA remains an experiment
The question of post-Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act after-borns, those born after original stock certificates were issued, has been talked and talked and talked about.

Alaska editorial: Salmon restrictions will hit everyone hard
When people think of the Kenai River, it's most often king salmon that come to mind.

My Turn: A conscience of a conservative
Recently two of Juneau's eminent seniors published My Turn columns extolling the virtues of liberalism.

Sports in Juneau
Listing of local sport events.

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 Rapids take 3rd place at Zane Cup in Anchorage
The Juneau Soccer Club Rapids took third place at in the Under-12 boys division of the Zane Cup on Sunday in Anchorage.

Tour of Juneau results

Shutdown likely means big rise in gasoline prices
Gasoline prices are expected to rise at least 5 cents a gallon in the next few days - and maybe double that in coming weeks - following an announcement Monday by BP that it has shut down Alaska's Prudhoe Bay oil field, the largest in the United States, because of pipeline corrosion and a leak.

Alaska Digest
A car carrier carrying nearly 5,000 autos was being towed Sunday to calmer waters inside the Bering Sea to continue efforts to right the 654-foot ship.

Closure threatens BP's image
In an industry known for butting heads with environmentalists, British oil company BP has long managed to convince Americans that it is a responsible "green" corporation.

Sass first to register for 2007 Yukon Quest
Brent Sass stole the show on Saturday morning as he became the first musher to register for the 2007 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race at Pioneer Park.

Lawmakers fear state will pay
A planned shutdown of Prudhoe Bay pipelines for repairs had lawmakers on Monday asking if the state will be picking up the tab through tax credits.

Witness detention bill passes House
The Alaska House on Sunday approved a bill allowing police to detain reluctant witnesses to felonies.

Doctored photos caught by Reuters
The Reuters news agency said Monday it has cut its ties with a Beirut-based freelance photographer who it found had manipulated two photographs from the ongoing fighting in Lebanon. It also removed all 920 pictures by the photographer from its database.

House sends profit-based oil tax bill to Senate
The Alaska House on Sunday approved a change in the state's production tax system to one based on oil company's profits.

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

State mulls shutdown options
Alaska has a cushion of two to four months, state officials estimate, before it faces major financial setbacks from a Prudhoe Bay oil supply shutdown.

Governor declares Hooper Bay a disaster area in wake of fire
Gov. Frank Murkowski declared fire-ravaged Hooper Bay a state disaster area after visiting the Western Alaska village with other state officials, he said Monday.

Mushers remember Butcher's grit, willpower
Mushers' tales of toughness, of outlasting furious snowstorms, of guiding dog teams down serpentine mountain switchbacks and over rivers of cracking ice are the meat and potatoes of Iditarod lore.

This Day in History
In Alaska and the nation

BP shuts oil pipeline
n a sudden blow to the nation's oil supply, half the production on Alaska's North Slope was being shut down Sunday after BP Exploration Alaska, Inc. discovered severe corrosion in a Prudhoe Bay oil transit line.

Northwest Digest
The Alaska Senate on Monday approved without debate a bill to give Gov. Frank Murkowski's administration more time to summarize public comments on a proposed natural gas pipeline contract and negotiate changes to the deal.

Strategist leaves Murkowski's campaign
A top campaign strategist for Gov. Frank Murkowski said he gave up the position three weeks ago because the governor wasn't spending enough money on his race for re-election.

Murkowski struggles in battle for re-election
Gov. Frank Murkowski threaded his way through rows of empty chairs and the handful of people who had gathered at the convention center, joining his natural gas pipeline team at the center of the circle.

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