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Sunday, August 21, 2005

A road to a mine
The Murkowski administration is angling to spend a massive amount of Alaskans' (and all Americans') tax dollars on a sleight of hand called the Juneau Access Project.

Ladies' group on tour
Edna Williams, Jane MacKinnon and Jessie Herrold laugh Friday during part of a tour at the Alaskan Brewing Co.

Colleagues, voters recollect Hammond
Local leaders and friends gathered in the University of Alaska Southeast's Egan Lecture Hall on Saturday to join with Alaskans across the state in mourning and in the celebration of former Gov. Jay Hammond's life.

Business owners say city should not compete with the private sector
A group of small business owners gathered Friday at a Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon to speak about the city eating up business in various private sectors.

AroundTown
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events.

Ambulance crew delivers baby
Kristina Friend was looking for an ambulance ride to the hospital Thursday morning, but said having her daughter at home wasn't so bad.

Wheeler to leave Assembly
Deputy Mayor Marc Wheeler said he will not run to retain his at-large Juneau Assembly seat.

Cannery reunion days
Eunice Akagi, 85, remembers her youth working at the Hawk Inlet cannery, where the cultures that converged for the summer provided her with dances she hasn't forgotten and songs she sings to this day.

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

Bonnie Janet King
Bonnie Janet King, 53, died Aug. 16, 2005, at her home in Juneau with family members by her side.

Donald Shaw
Juneau resident Donald Shaw, 55, died Aug. 14, 2005, in Juneau.

My Turn: Reject city's tax and spending
The purpose and obligation of government is to carry out the will of the people and to provide basic services at a reasonable cost. It is my observation that our local government has gotten completely out of hand.

Empire Editorial: Poor timing for pay raises
It is hard to understand how an administration that has consistently championed a long-term fiscal solution could heap lavish salary raises on its own leaders at the same time that it tightens the belt on benefits for workers whose wages are stagnating.

Wetlands waterfowl hunters can get an edge with class
Juneau waterfowl hunters gearing up for opening day Sept. 1 can get some help this year from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Ready to burst?
Far above the rugged, glacially carved valleys filling the nooks and crannies of Southeast Alaska's coastal range lurks a hidden hazard.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts

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

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.

Bears' J.V. tops Malemutes 50-0
Nico Saldivar rushed for 219 yards and four touchdowns as the Juneau-Douglas High School junior varsity football team topped Lathrop 50-0 Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

JDHS vs. Lathrop box score

Crimson Bears keep rolling by routing Lathrop
Juneau-Douglas High School played a nearly flawless first half as the Crimson Bears cruised to a 50-25 win over visiting Lathrop on Saturday in both teams' Railbelt Conference football opener.

Feds urged to reconsider listing belugas
The population of beluga whales in Cook Inlet is half what it was less than a decade ago, leading some experts to argue the whales should fall under the protection of the federal Endangered Species Act.

Angoon may reconsider its dry status
Angoon voters could decide this fall if their island in the rain forest will stay dry.

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

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

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