Reduction of flight controllers a concern
In light of recent events, I am greatly concerned about air travel here in Juneau. No, I am not concerned about a terrorist attack, but I am concerned about flying in Juneau.

Why isn't Knowles running on his record?
For eight years Tony Knowles was the governor of Alaska.

Road critics should provide more answers
Every person who writes a letter against the building of the road out of Juneau has one solution, "Improve the ferry system," proving there is a problem with the system.

Make Admiralty Island a no-hunting zone
I am opposed to reducing the Pack Creek brown bear sanctuary on Admiralty Island.

Infection prevention in everyone's hands
Gov. Murkowski has proclaimed this week as International Infection Prevention Week.

A vote for Palin is a vote to move capital
At the Alaska Public Employee Association's gubernatorial forum held recently in Anchorage, Sarah Palin was again asked her position on keeping the capital in Juneau.

Stay original, vote for Thunder Mt. High
It just so happens that I had the privilege of attending the Northwest Division Little League Conference, which was hosted in Salem, Ore., last weekend.

Clinton bashing seems to be alive
Back in the mid-1990s, I was in a coin-operated laundry in Hoonah one day when a guy walked in and began expounding on a startling theory: Bill Clinton was responsible for the Iran-Contra affair.

Teachers bone up on literacy
The five-day weekend for Juneau students is giving teachers around the state a chance to get together and share tips on improving literacy in all aspects of the classroom.

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

House, Senate candidates focus on ethical issues
The Alaska Legislature's ethics came under fire Tuesday during a candidate forum at Juneau's Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

Project Playground plans party
Local volunteers are closing in on a fundraising milestone to turn a dream playground into reality.

Photo: Give a little
Erin Slemp, left, a technician with the Blood Bank of Alaska in Anchorage, takes blood Wednesday from Michael Carrero...

Planning Commission mulls airport fuel tank farm
A city planner recommended Tuesday night that a proposed fuel tank farm at the Juneau International Airport be limited to 120,000 gallons of fuel, instead of 210,000, to quell neighborhood concerns.

Photo: Filling the gap
James Sanford "gaps the pyramid" on Tuesday at the Pipeline Skate Park on Mendenhall Loop Road.

Whereabouts of Alaska Day flag remain a mystery
Today marks the anniversary of the first time an American flag flew on Alaskan soil, but on each Alaska Day some historians wonder if that particular flag still remains in the Last Frontier.

Critics aim at bid to open bear hunting
For the past 20 years, brown bears that frequent Admiralty National Monument's Pack Creek have become accustomed to people, toting cameras and binoculars, who are lured there by the rare chance to see the creatures in the wild.

Business Digest
Employee wellness advocates to meet, New travel and salon shop opens downtown & Juneau chamber plans annual dinner

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

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

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

Planners reject fuel tank farm
The Juneau Planning Commission unanimously rejected late Tuesday night a proposal for a new tank farm at Juneau International Airport.

Photo: Stamp of approval
Devon West and her mother, Shannon, work on holiday cards Wednesday during the Burnin' Rubber stamp workshop...

Photo: Erosion barriers crumble
Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, inspects on Sunday the anti-erosion embankment in Kivalina, built during the summer to protect areas from fall storms.

Wilcox and Reinhart wed
Lacy J. Reinhart, of Homer, and Benjamen Wilcox, of Medford, Ore., were married on Sept. 23 at the historic Capitol Inn Bed and Breakfast in Juneau, in a ceremony performed by Linda Wendeborn. A reception followed at the historic Bergmann Hotel.

We must choose our words truthfully
We live in a world where words seem to flow in endless disharmony. Words are too often misused in ways that do an injustice to truth.

Photo: Future firefighters
Jessie Lamson, 7, of Juneau, tries on a firefighter jacket, with the help of Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighter, Erin Russel...

Pets of the week
Boots, Tinkerbell are sweet, friendly female pooches

The University of Alaska Southeast automotive technology class & Robin Sylvester

Neighbors mailbox
Thanks for supporting Fil-Am's scholarship fundraising dinner, Juneau, for your vote of confidence in the recent election & making the first Editors Day writing event possible

Neighbors Digest
Gastineau Humane Society holds annual Pet Festival, Free introductory workshop to energy balancing, Regional science fair looking for volunteers & Worksite wellness program for Juneau employers

George Jackson
Juneau resident George Richard Jackson, 64, died Oct. 15, 2006, in his home following a battle with cancer.

Maxine Henrichs
Juneau resident Maxine Henrichs, 91, died Oct. 16, 2006, at the Juneau Pioneers Home after a brief illness.

Alaska editorial: Officials need refresher on open-meeting laws
Now that all of the new electees have been sworn into local office, it's an appropriate time to do our at-least annual reminder about the state's open meetings law.

My turn: Opportunity is passing 'landless'
Recently there has been a lot of press regarding the landless situation in Southeast Alaska.

My Turn: Wanted: Reasoned thinking about health care
It should come as no surprise to us that health care and access to health care are in a state of perpetual chaos for Alaskans.

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's Shawn Miller finishes second in Royal Victoria Marathon
Juneau marathon runner Shawn Miller set a new personal record en route to a second place finish at the Royal Victoria Marathon on Oct. 8 in Victoria, British Columbia.

Alaska High School Swimming and Diving Top 16
As of Oct. 17, courtesy of JDHS coach John Wray

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.

Photo: Gotcha
The Huskies' Danny Nore tries to escape the grasp of a Warriors defender...

Cowboys nip Seahawks for Cub Division crown
The Cowboys won the Juneau Youth Football League's Cub Division championship on Saturday by blanking the Seahawks 6-0 in a defensive struggle at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Railbelt Conference All-conference team

Alaska Digest
National activist to speak on right to die, Fishermen only thing missing for king crab season, Bush declares areas of Alaska a disaster & Repair crews restore communications

Alaska Digest
APOC delays hearing on Alaska's Future & Lease lawsuit seeks $40 million in rent

Palin criticized for pledging to favor Mat-Su
Republican gubernatorial candidate Sarah Palin is catching heat for telling a hometown crowd that if elected, her decisions would favor the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

Abortion draws clear divide in state races
In a race derided by some for having few stark differences, the abortion question is providing a clear way to differentiate between candidates in a few cases.

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

Legislative votes for cash? Law says it's OK
A lobbyist can walk up to an Alaska lawmaker, hand that lawmaker cash for his re-election campaign and exert a promise that he will vote for the lobbyist's bill in return.

State to defend education budget
A lawsuit claiming the state spends too little on education has ended its first phase.

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

Anchorage mayor wants help to curb gang crime
Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich called for more state help in holding down gang crime in his city, including a new law that would put ankle bracelets on the legs of gang members on probation.

Supreme Court approves petition signatures
The North West CruiseShip Association and other groups appealed to the Supreme Court after a state Superior Court judge ruled against them and in favor of the Alaska Division of Elections, which was charged with certifying a petition for the ballot initiative.

If no pipeline, initiative would tax Big Oil
With North Slope oil production on the wane, Alaskans are waging a tug-of-war over the financial terms of siphoning its vast natural gas reserves out of the ground and into the market.

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