Fall is the perfect time to check out new fiction at the Juneau library
New fiction for rainy days at the Juneau Public Libraries.

Berners Bay land swap rips off Alaskans
With its beauty and abundant wildlife, Berners Bay is one of Juneau's wild jewels.

Ocean management needs change
In the realm of modern ocean science, there is surprisingly little debate.

Land in Berners Bay should not be traded
The land in Berners Bay described in the Cape Fox Land Entitlement Adjustment Act of 2003 should not be traded out of public ownership.

More details needed on second high school
With less then two weeks to go for the Propositions 1 and 2 election the School District hasn't published a plan or sketch of the new school

Split grades between the two high schools
I have been on the fringe of the second high school construction issue, but heard an interesting idea from my friend today.

'Special trips' more troubling than collision
The unfortunate incident involving the new fast ferry Fairweather is just that - an unfortunate accident.

MADD provides a shoulder to cry on
We, the board members, would like to clarify MADD's mission and activities for the sake of Joyce Reid and others who may be uninformed.

Firefighters prove their worth yet again
Once again, Capital City Fire and Rescue has proved it's worth and worthiness of praise and admiration.

Stop teaching my daughter to back-stab
The other day, my 9-year-old daughter and I were discussing politics.

Build it! It's time for a road to Skagway
Fast ferry? Or half-fast ferry?

Season saw independent, cruise-ship visitor increase
More people visited Juneau by land and sea this summer, resulting in bigger sales overall, cruise ship and retail officials said.

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

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

Assembly nears OK for waterfront plan
Some Juneau Assembly and committee members say the city should stall its waterfront planning process to give the cruise ship industry more time to comment about where docks should be built.

Concert brings out new voters
Jay Boggs, 19, of Juneau said he's seen the "political propaganda machine" at work and he wants to play a part in deciding who leads the country for the next four years.

Robert Sylvanus Roys
Long-time Juneau resident Robert Sylvanus Roys died Sept. 16, 2004 at his home.

Toe Toon
Comic by local artist Toe.

My Turn: Older workers: another potential Alaska gold mine
Many Alaska employers are missing out on employing some outstanding workers, in many cases because they have accepted some outdated clichés: "He or she is 'too old.' 'Too slow.' 'Too behind the times.' He or she 'didn't have the right look.'" But the truth is, older Alaskans can be extremely valuable workers.

Empire Editorial: Keep agency debate on resources out in the open
A little more than a week after the governor's aides say that this administration is all about transparency in government, a disturbing report comes out.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts

Beating the snow to the summit
The steep section of the hike seemed more like climbing a ladder than walking a trail.

Spotting a magpie is a sure sign of autumn
Cruising up Gastineau Channel last week, I saw one of the sure signs of fall.

Fish report
Here's last week's fishing report from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game:

A listing of outdoor events in town

Ketchikan girls, Sitka boys claim Kayhi swim meet titles
The Ketchikan girls and the Sitka boys swimming and diving teams claimed their respective titles Friday and Saturday in the Ketchikan Invitational Swim Meets at the Mike Smithers Pool.

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 spikers post sweep in Ketchikan
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team faced a tough test at Ketchikan this weekend, but the Crimson Bears persevered to post a two-night sweep of the Kings.

Juneau runners sweep region crowns
A season's worth of tapered training is starting to pay dividends for the Juneau-Douglas cross-country running squad.

Juneau finds 'Angelo with the answer'
How would the Juneau-Douglas High School football team respond?

Sitka jury finds Starr guilty
A jury on Friday convicted 24-year-old Angoon resident Denni Starr in the stabbing death of her boyfriend, Richard "Buddy" George.

Senate vacancy initiative still not settled
Sponsors of a ballot initiative to fill U.S. Senate vacancies by election rather than gubernatorial appointment say they may be headed back to court over what they call biased ballot language approved by Lt. Gov. Loren Leman.

Alaska Digest
Staff and wire reports from around the state

Celebrating the healing power
By Alaska Native leader David Katzeek's count there were millions of American Indians in Washington this week when the National Museum of the American Indian opened - not just the 30,000-40,000 reported.

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