Wednesday, September 28, 2005

It's common to ask candidates to quit
What's new? Why all the hype? Jim Powell and others were just doing what folks have been doing since the beginning of time.

Quit meddling with Assembly candidates
The recent (Sept. 22) article in the Empire about the areawide Assembly seat caused this voter some considerable concern.

Sanford steps up
Last winter I daily witnessed elderly persons, women carrying tiny children and others waiting for the city bus at a mall in the valley.

Wrong time to boost local tax burden
The Tax Policy Subcommittee submitted its recommendations on 15 tax proposals to the Assembly Finance Committee on Sept. 16, 2005.

Arrogance in Assembly race
Voters need to remember the words of Bob Doll.

UAS gatekeepers are culturally insensitive
Kudos to Hans Chester (My Turn, Sept. 21) for bringing up the cultural conflict issues at the University of Alaska Southeast. It isn't old news that some gatekeepers at UAS are not culturally sensitive.

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

Photo: Orphaned siblings
Two Russian River juvenile grizzly bears pass each other last week, with the male, right, showing a definite limp. Biologists darted both bears in August and declared their general health to be good.

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

Photo: It's fall
Thomas McDonald, an employee of Juneau Docks and Harbors, disassembles one of several vendor booths Monday near the Mount Roberts Tramway.

Cruise ship industry employee says he would not work for repeal of $5 marine passenger fee
Andrew Green has taken a low profile in his campaign for the District 2 Juneau Assembly seat.

UAS professor says if elected he will serve as bridge between the university and the city
District 2 candidate Jonathan Anderson says he is running for the Juneau Assembly to put the public administration theories he has been teaching into practice.

Photo: Caw
A raven sculpture sits in the Egan Library courtyard Tuesday at the University of Alaska Southeast.

Students quiz School Board, city hopefuls
Although most of them haven't reached voting age, Juneau-Douglas High School students had many questions for the Juneau Assembly and School Board candidates.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Unions, groups endorse hopefuls
Several unions and organizations have announced their endorsements for Juneau Assembly candidates.

Feds come around to state coastal revision
A draft environmental review of the state's plan to make radical revisions to its coastal management program has been released for public comment.

Photo: Until next year
Princess Cruises' Diamond Princess departs Tuesday as the last cruise ship of the season in Juneau.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Convict says Smith helped kill Thomas
Rey Soto recalled in detail Tuesday the events that led to the death of Kenneth Ike Thomas in January 2000, a story his one-time co-defendant's new lawyer told jurors to question.

Photo: Power to the mine
Mitch Harp, a lineman for Alaska Electric Light & Power, works on the North Douglas substation switch yard Monday in preparation for tying into a new submarine cable that will bring power to Greens Creek Mine.

Here's a remedy for little lives
Let's start with a bit of dialogue from a not-too-old film.

Thank you
messages of thanks to the community, from the community

Photo: Neighbors
A sow black bear and her two glacier-colored yearling cubs graze last week at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

Walter and Cavender marry
Juneau resident Wade Walter and Heidi Cavender of Ukiah, Calif., were married June 18, 2005, in California.

Don I. Briscoe
Former Juneau resident Don I. Briscoe, 74, died Sept. 25, 2005, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

My Turn: Despite sticker shock, aquatic center is bargain
We have a problem. I think it's safe to say that indoor, water-based activities are very important to this community for a variety of good, healthy reasons.

My Turn: The reasons behind the Kensington lawsuit
On Sept. 12 the Sierra Club filed litigation over the Corps of Engineers' granting of a permit that allows Coeur d'Alene Mines to discharge 4.5 million tons of mine waste into a lake.

My Turn: Why is Murkowski pushing the inferior gas line route?
G ov. Frank Murkowski has now asked that Alaska invest $4 billion to promote and build the Murkowski trans-Canadian "Let's rape Alaska and Alaskans again at any cost" natural gas pipeline.

Bruins score on the ground and in the air in win
Beau Damian ran and passed for touchdowns as the Bruins defeated the Red Raiders, 14-6, in the Juneau Youth Football League Senior Division last weekend.

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.

ADN/ALASKA State Coaches Football Polls
Here are the Anchorage Daily News/Alaska State Coaches Football Polls, as voted on by high school coaches and compiled by the Anchorage Daily News.

Juneau Gun Club wants people to hit the target
Fresh off a solid performance last month in Whitehorse, local sport shooter Mal Menzies wants to get more people involved in shooting.

Photo: Watch out below
James Langendorf of the Hurricanes runs for yardage as the Cougars' Matthew Maka prepares to make the hit during action in the Juneau Youth Football League last weekend.

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.

Southeast Alaska legislators talk about spending surplus
Southeast Alaska legislators on Tuesday discussed how to spend the state's expected general fund windfall from higher oil prices next year.

Attorneys pan ethics-complaint provision
A proposed law to fine anybody who speaks publicly about an ethics complaint against an Alaska lawmaker would likely be tossed out by the courts as a restriction on free speech, two legislative attorneys said Tuesday.

Advocacy group: Anchorage is nation's top spot for youths
A children's advocacy group has named Anchorage as the top spot for young people nationwide.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Panel pushes more oil drilling
Offshore drilling advocates today begin a new drive to expand oil and gas exploration in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, with legislation that could open some waters to rigs within 90 days of passage.

Pilgram family patriarch indicted on sex charges
The patriarch of a family that has a running feud with the National Park Service over access to their property inside Wrangell-St. Elias National Park has been charged with numerous counts of sexual assault and incest.

University of Alaska Fairbanks study proposes green, stable solution for mills
A University of Alaska Fairbanks study recommends that struggling sawmills, closed pulp mills and their communities consider investing in producing medium density fiberboard.

Cruise ship growth expected to be 'flat'
Cruise ship industry officials said at a regional civic meeting that they expect next summer's tourist season to be flat compared to years of impressive growth.

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

Oil company official expects pipeline deal with state
North Slope producers should reach an agreement with the state to build a natural gas pipeline in time to put the proposal before the Alaska Legislature in a special session this year, an official with one of the producers said Monday.

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

Winter ferry fares to be discounted
The Alaska Marine Highway System will discount all passenger and vehicle fares 30 percent this winter to encourage ferry ridership.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

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