PFD idea honors Hammond's principles
One way to honor Jay Hammond is following his example. Part of his Alaska Permanent Fund philosophy was that it's better for each Alaskan to have direct say on using state investment profits than just leaving it all to government.

Roundabouts work
I just returned from a 10-day driving trip in New Zealand, where the preferred traffic control method is "roundabouts." They outnumber traffic lights by a large margin throughout the country. In my experience, they work extremely well to control the flow of traffic, but they do require a different mindset.

Juneau manager: City doesn't aim to vie with businesses
Juneau city manager Rod Swope told local business leaders Friday the city has no interest in competing with the private sector.

Alaska celebrity
A mother black bear walks across the road Thursday at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. A group of would-be paparazzi and other onlookers carefully stand by.

Projects compete for tax money
Although the city election is almost a month away, competition among different projects for the temporary 1 percent sales tax is as fierce as that among Juneau Assembly candidates.

New joint facility at university opens
michael penn / juneau empire Inside ceremony: University of Alaska Southeast student activities director Tish Griffin and her daughter, Anna, cross the gymnasium with decorations after rain chased the dedication ceremony inside.

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Riverside Rotary Park memorial enhanced
Destiny Sargeant said she will never forget the importance of Sept. 11 after walking through the rubble at ground zero as fires smoldered on.

Harlena Sanders
Hoonah resident Harlena Evanne Sanders, 12, died Sept. 6, 2005, at Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage.

Sylvia Ann Kitajima
Juneau resident Sylvia Ann Kitajima, 29, died Aug. 16, 2005, in Fairbanks.

Elvan Guy John
Former Juneau resident Elvan Guy John, 86, died Aug. 18, 2005, at Synergy Adult Family Home in Bellevue, Wash., following a stroke.

My Turn: Historical perspective on road controversies
I am noticing more bumper stickers from both sides of the argument: "Want More Roads? Move Down South," and "Don't Want Roads? Pelican Needs You."

Commentary: A trap or box of wisdom: Reaching into the unknown
I was born and raised at the edge of the Indian village in Juneau, but when I was a teenager my mother and I moved to Northern California, where I lived for 25 years before coming back home.

Accessing Nature
Nature is even more accessible at the Mendenhall Glacier this year.

Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

Saturday's football box score

Juneau improves to 5-0
This just in. Juneau-Douglas is pretty darn good.

To the hoop
Jerry Krause, Gonzaga University director of men's basketball operations, instructs 12-year-old Jordan Jeans on layups during Saturday's basketball camp at the new University of Alaska Southeast's new student recreation and Army National Guard readiness center.

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-Douglas sweeps a pair from Ketchikan
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team extended its winning streak to four games this season with a pair of straight-set victories over host Ketchikan this weekend.

JDHS handles cross country test at Dimond
In their first major statewide test of the season, the Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls cross country teams made solid accounts for themselves Saturday at the Dimond Lynx Adidas meet at Kincaid Park in Anchorage.

Crimson Bears 'unleash the beast' over the weekend
With two wins and a handful of personal bests, the Juneau-Douglas High School swimming and diving team enjoyed a successful weekend in Ketchikan.

Taiwan firm signs deal to buy more Southeast timber
A Taiwan company will buy another $1.7 million of Southeast Alaska timber from a subsidiary of Sealaska Corp., Southeast Alaska's regional Native corporation.

Halibut harvest could force showdown with fishermen, council
Halibut is a hot commodity for Alaska fishermen but it is swimming into a maelstrom.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

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