Heat home-canned fish before eating
Andrew Petty did an excellent job of highlighting jarring as a method of food preservation in the article, "Putting the lid on salmon jarring," Sept. 3.

Lighten up Juneau, life's too short
I think there are far more pressing issues than who thinks what about the Hooligan and who thinks what about jet skies in Auke Lake.

What's wrong with a little bit of humor?
And I thought I was a prude.

What representative democracy means
The Greek philosopher Plato said that a complete democracy would never work because we can't all gather at one place and vote on every issue that comes up.

Hatred must be fought head-on
We must defeat hatred in our communities, both local and global.

SEACC is impacting my quality of life
I was born and raised in Juneau, graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School and went to technical school in Arizona.

Alas, poor 'Hamlet' coverage in Hooligan
What a disappointment your coverage of "Hamlet" was in Hooligan.

Little respect for the 'whippersnapper'
I was amused by Ambrosia Rose's remarks in the Sept. 5 Juneau Empire.

Road won't save much in travel costs
I've got to respond to Erin Heywood-Anderson's letter ("Juneau's taking it in the tush without road," Sept. 5).

Someone explain 'corrupt' joke, please
Maybe the simultaneous FBI raids of legislative and VECO offices across the state was a huge mistake based on no more than a joke.

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

Photo: Working in style
Jay Butler works on a Porshe 911 and a Jaguar XJ6 Wednesday next to his North Douglas Home.

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

Around Town

Alaska Digest
Computer glitch shuts down gas pumps, Man charged with illegally taking bear, Fatal crash suspect says he went for help & ConocoPhillips pulls out of oil association

Voters asked to OK charter change
Voters will decide Oct. 3 if the city should be given greater flexibility using interest earned from bonds issued for construction projects.

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

Photo: Can't wait for spring training
Dylan Baker tries to pick off a runner...

Images from another time
Former Gov. Keith Miller poses in the late 1960s with a group of Southeast Alaska Empire newspaper carriers in the governor's office at the Capitol.

Photo: Eyes on the prize
Brian Wallace / Juneau EmpireJim Bowman eyes a return Wednesday as he plays tennis at the Dean Williams courts at Cope Park.

A solution to Parking Woes
The city may give developers and property owners the option to create fewer or no parking spaces when building downtown and instead pay a fee that would help construct a parking garage.

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

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

Photo: Toy talk
Capt. Maurits Groothuis talks with Steve "Razz" Rasmussen of the Southeast Alaska Panhandler Motorcycle Club on Wednesday on the Holland America cruise ship Ryndam.

Pets of the week
Kiki, Sage look for loving families

Neighbors mailbox
Your neighbors thank you.

Photo: Certified ombudsmen
Juneau volunteer ombudsmen for the U.S. Coast Guard received certificates for attending a one-day training course Sept. 7 to learn how to best serve the families in their units.

Krenz and Wright wed
Sadie Wright, of Juneau, and Chris Krenz, of Gold Hill, Colo., were married Sept. 3 at Eaglecrest Ski Lodge in Juneau.

Pastor advocates separation of church and hate
I am not a huge fan of bumper stickers.

James Brooks
Juneau resident James Washington Brooks, 83, died May 19, 2006, at his home in Juneau.

Elvin "Al" Sahlinger
Elvin "Al" Sahlinger

Joseph Orvil Arns
Joseph Orvil Arns

Joseph Millard
Former longtime Juneau resident Joseph Michael Millard, 63, died Aug. 19, 2006, due to natural causes at his home in Joyce, Wash.

Race for Alaska governor should be one of the best
Labor Day was the kickoff of this fall's race for the governor's office, and Democratic nominee Tony Knowles was first out of the blocks, using the occasion to launch two different TV commercials.

My turn: Amend Native claims act to include 'landless'
It's been 35 years since the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act created more than 200 corporations throughout Alaska.

In support of a 90-day legislative limit to speed up the process
On election day in November, you will have an opportunity to help enact a law.

Plastic bags epidemic means our oceans are dying
Right now the world's oceans are in pretty bad shape.

Cowboys nip the Seahawks in Cub Division
In a back-and-forth affair, the Cowboys held on to nip the Seahawks 19-16 in Juneau Youth Football League Cub Division action last weekend.

Coho salmon remain steady while chinook prove harder to hook
Coho fishing continues to be good with last week's catch rate at 3-rod hours per fish.

Puttin' for Paws Charity Disc Golf Tournament results
Puttin' for Paws Charity Disc Golf Tournament

JDHS sharpens its mental game
After a draining split in Ketchikan two weeks ago, the Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team is looking forward to showing how much it's learned this weekend against visiting Sitka.

Photo: Clearing a path
The Juneau Youth Football League's Gary Speck clears a path for Tigers' teammate Alex Erickson...

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.

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 High School Top 16 Swimming and Diving performances
Alaska High School Top 16 Swimming and Diving Performances

The Wasilla Warriors didn't lose; they were robbed
In Tim Nichols' article on Sept. 10, he stated, "The defending state champion Crimson Bears... didn't so much beat the Warriors, but survived a determined Wasilla team."

Senators criticize BP executives
Federal regulators warned BP on Tuesday that it must supply detailed and credible evidence that a temporary fix to resume oil production on Alaska's North Slope can be done without environmental risk.

Kansas district requires drug testing for all school activities
Random drug testing of student athletes has become as routine as study hall and lunch at many high schools across the country.

Mazda won't sell cars on listing ship as new
Mazda Motor Co. says it won't sell as new any of its 4,700 cars on board a ship that severely listed on its side south of Alaska's Aleutian Islands in July.

Cities, schools to see spike in retirement payments
Starting next year, Alaska school districts and municipalities will see huge spikes in what they have to pay into the state's retirement systems.

Lawmakers ask if pipeline rules will prevent neglect
New rules would prevent the type of maintenance neglect that led to corrosion in miles of Alaska North Slope pipelines, the government's top pipeline safety regulator said Wednesday.

State drops Southeast ferry study
State officials say they will not finish a study of northern Southeast transportation options.

Another woman alleges abuse by Rev. James Poole
A sixth woman has filed a lawsuit alleging she was sexually abused by a Jesuit priest who served in rural Alaska during a four-decade career.

Northwest Digest
UAF sees slight drop in student enrollment & Yukon officers net mountain goat in yard

State hand-counts votes in two House contests
Two state House races are still too close to call and Division of Elections officials are hand counting ballots from one precinct in each district.

Grad student discovers new species of spider in Alaska
A previously unknown creature has been roaming the Kenai Peninsula's Mystery Hills - or at least its alpine rock crevices.

Native veterans memorial finds second home in Brotherhood Hall
A series of white marble headstones honoring Alaska Native veterans will be rededicated at 11:30 a.m. today at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

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