Millers' political history
Politics has been a family enterprise for the Mike Miller family, an enterprise so avid that it approaches a quest for power, a desire to be running things.

Liquor tax warranted
Sin tax. Luxury tax. Call it what you will, but I for one am in favor of raising the alcohol tax in Juneau.

Get over the Arctic Tern
Lighten up all ye whiners and perhaps learn something from your sad and silly "loss."

Confusing inferences
Having recently received notice that the two-month Aurora Basin electrical blackout scheduled to end on Aug. 20 has been extended to Sept. 1...

Supporters of Native education to plan school
The informal group talking about a Native-oriented charter school in Juneau will create a formal committee to plan the school but won't submit an application this fall, members said Thursday at ANB Hall.

Tlingit-Haida center launches state-of-the-art computer lab
In Tlingit society, the uncle is the one responsible for providing education and discipline to his maternal nephews.

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

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

Sides rally for and against booze tax
Proponents and opponents of a liquor tax increase are ready to have their first match in the Assembly meeting next Monday.

City declares burned building a 'public nuisance'
The owner of an uninsured 108-year-old building that burned Sunday at Front and Seward streets will have to fix or remove the hazard quickly, City Manager Rod Swope said Thursday.

Movie captures Al Jazeera in war's early days
Years before she began making documentaries and working in the media, Cairo-born film director Jehane Noujaim's world view was informed by Egypt's state-run television.

Dammann and Gabel to wed
All the friends of Robin Lynn Gabel and David Martin Dammann are invited to celebrate their marriage on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at the large pavilion at Auke Village Recreation Area at 3 p.m.

Thank you
Messages of thaks to the community, from the community

Photo: Flamingos for hire
A flock of pink flamingo lawn ornaments adorns the front yard of a Gee Street home Tuesday afternoon as part of a fund-raiser for the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.

Wiard and Erickson to marry
Tracy Erickson of Petersburg and Jason Wiard of Juneau will be married at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, 2004, at Mount Roberts Tramway.

Painter has led a life of adventure
Rie Muñoz has truly lived a life of adventure. She is one of the great painters of Alaska.

Culliton and Mahle to wed
Tiffany Brooke Culliton and Brandon Wade Mahle of Juneau will be married at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at the Shrine of St. Therese in Juneau.

Natalie Franz Hewlett
Former Juneau resident Natalie Franz Hewlett, 97, died Aug. 13, 2004, at the Sitka Pioneers Home.

Party bear revives NW brand's cachet
None of us who is forbidden from setting garbage outside more than a few hours before pickup needs reminding that bears will be bears, that they're omnivorous and will guzzle anything in sight.

Aalaska all-time Prep Football Leaders
The single-season Alaska all-time high school football leaders, as compiled by the Anchorage Daily News through the 2003 season. Season totals include playoff games.

Alaska High School Football Standings
Through games of Aug. 14

U.S. turns a corner in win over Aussies
Larry Brown believes his team is finally starting to get it.

Homer's Borgman falls short in semis
With 500 meters to go, the women's lightweight double sculls first semifinal had come down to four boats. Three would advance to the finals. And the Americans, Stacey Borgman and Lisa Schlenker, were in fourth.

Crimson Bears featuring a diversified offense
The Juneau-Douglas High School football team returned the state's leading rusher from last season, and the team's top returning receiver didn't have enough practices in to be eligible for the Crimson Bears' season opener last weekend in Palmer.

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

State ferry union ratifies 3-year worker contracts
The membership of the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association, which represents some 80 maritime state workers, has ratified a three-year contract by a vote of 80-20.

Despite hunting ban, seals decline
Commercial hunting of northern fur seals was halted 20 years ago in the Pribilof Islands, but their numbers continue to slip.

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

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