Please don't cut student funding
Congressional Republicans would have us believe the federal programs they are trying to cut in this week's budget process don't affect most of us.

Provide emergency heating funding
People in our community were facing higher home heating bills this winter even before hurricanes Katrina and Rita swept over the Gulf Coast, disrupting our oil and gas production and distribution system.

Alleged bank robber agrees to plead guilty
The 32-year-old Juneau man accused of robbing a downtown bank on Oct. 12 is scheduled to enter a plea agreement Monday.

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

Study's numbers don't tell whole story of city's crime
Even when he's out of uniform, police Lt. Jerry Nankervis said he feels safe in Juneau.

Photo: Safety conscious
The Laidlaw company's Juneau manager, Stan Cass, right, talks with bus driver Tim Backus during a special brunch recognizing A.B.G. Bus Lines' employees Friday at the Prospector Hotel.

State Champs
It would be difficult for Hollywood to create a script better than the story of the Juneau Youth Football League and the success of the Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears.

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

Kensington Mine mediation bombs
Mediation between the parties in a Kensington Mine lawsuit failed on Thursday, and the case now heads to court.

James Moor
Former Juneau resident James Moor, 82, died Oct. 18, 2005, at his home in Mountain Grove, Mo., after his eight-year battle with colon cancer.

Vincet Ross Osterhout
Wasilla resident Vincet Ross Osterhout, 35, died Oct. 14, 2005, at Valley Hospital in Palmer.

Editorial: A bridge too far out
Not surprisingly, Alaska's pork-barrel hubris has come back to haunt the state in a public-relations fiasco as the cash-strapped federal government pours hundreds of millions of dollars into questionable bridges.

Ketchikan man plots ocean swimming routes
It started in April with a half-hour swim in the ocean.

Eaglecrest manager gears up for upcoming snow season
The scheduled opening of Eaglecrest Ski Area is still about two months away, but Eaglecrest manager Kirk Duncan is already working hard to build on the successes of his first season as general manager.

Eaglecrest's BIG RED MACHINE
Tony Florendo is looking forward to driving up and down slick hills this winter. And the more it snows, the better.

Crimson Bears realize the dream
From the game's first play of the game to the moment the whistle blew, it was a great day for Juneau-Douglas High School football.

JDHS ends regular season by sweeping SE rival Ketchikan
The Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team ended the regular season this weekend with two wins over visiting Ketchikan.

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.

Saturday's JDHS scoring summary

JDHS wins one for coach Richey
Throughout the Juneau-Douglas High School football team's march to the first state title in school history, there has been an unseen hand guiding them.

Photo: Raw materials for the artist
Aleut/Alutiiq artist Peter Lind, right, of Homer, picks out a piece of ivory Thursday during a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ivory sale at the Alaska Native Arts & Craft Fair in Fairbanks.

Race is on to lead Alaska
The campaign to be Alaska's next governor is picking up steam, with a pair of Democrats throwing fundraisers and the entry of a Republican known for pointing out what she perceives as ethical lapses by members of her own party.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

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