Don't poison the land, sea, air of Long Island
I am writing regarding my concerns about the aerial spraying on Long Island. I'm a lifelong resident of Hydaburg and have no plans to leave.

Young has contracted D.C. Arrogance
It looks like that dreaded political disease, D.C. Arrogance, has infected another Alaska politician. Rep. Don Young appears to have an advanced case of the malady that ended Frank Murkowski's career.

Palin and Parnell will move Alaska forward
Understandably, there are those who question Sarah Palin's experience, but as has been stated before, Tony Knowles went from being a mayor to governor.

Palin's road support will keep capital here
A vote for Sarah Palin is the best way to keep Juneau as the capital.

Knowles brings balance to the job of governing
Listening to Tony Knowles at Homer's recent District 35 Democratic rally reinforced why we are voting for him as governor.

No good reason to change hunting regs
Regarding proposals 13 and 15: I'm opposed to brown bear hunting in Swan Cove.

Predator control program misguided
As Alaskans, we are fortunate to live in a place where there remains an abundance of wild salmon and other wildlife.

The life of the party
The Republican campaign ads say we should vote for their people because we need to have someone in the majority.

Rep. Don Young ... the good shepherd?
Once again Rep. Don Young feels he can keep his congressional seat by simply mailing in his candidacy.

Photo: What's your point?
Kyle Short talks to his friends about his spiky hair Wednesday during "Crazy Hair Day" at Auke Bay Elementary School.

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

Mysterious manefish may occupy Lynn Canal waters
A soon-to-be-published paper on the discovery of what's thought to be the first documented manefish in Southeast Alaska waters has scientists buzzing about why the mysterious creature was found in Lynn Canal.

Republican group says Palin mailer does not violate law
The Republican Governors Association is denying claims that a pro-Sarah Palin mailer violated state law.

The science of shooting
Most American children don't learn how to properly handle and shoot a firearm during school hours, except, that is, in Juneau.

Photo: First steps
Isabelle Sam helps her daughter, Georgianna, 13 months, walk Thursday at Mendenhall Mall.

Juneau loses Chevrolet franchise
Juneau's only Chevrolet car dealership, Capital Chevrolet, is no longer a General Motors franchise, a manager said Wednesday.

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

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

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

Valley branch to shut doors for 2 weeks
The city's smallest and most popular library - the Mendenhall Valley branch - is expanding to better handle its traffic, which is almost twice that of the downtown library, officials said.

Popular trail slated to open in November
The popular Salmon Creek Trail will likely reopen in mid-November, nearly one year after a heavy storm rendered it unsafe.

Photo: It's pronounced, Eye-gore
Max Lyons, 12, tries on a monster mask Thursday at Vicky's Joke Shop.

Photo: Governor takes a shot
Gov. Frank Murkowski breathes a sigh of relief Wednesday as Juneau Public Heath nurse Monica Reichardt finishes giving him an influenza shot at the Capital.

Student artist in the spotlight: Vinh Le
"This was a big surprise. When she said the final winner, my heart was pounding. It's still pounding! I get good grades, but I didn't think of myself as an artist."

Births, Marriage licenses & Courts

Neighbors Digest
Capitol Kennel Club teaches puppy manners & Auke Bay Bible Church hosts mission speakers

Let's not overlook fruits, such as pears
A few weeks ago, I wrote about apples and the excitement attending the arrival of the new crop.

Photo: Jacksons celebrate 18 years of marriage
Jim and Vera Jackson, who met 22 years ago...

Photo: Hunter education and firearm safety
Representatives from the Taku River Valley Sportsmen's Association present a $2,000 donation Sunday at Floyd Dryden Middle School to fund this year's 4-H Outdoor Skills/Alaska Department of Fish and Game Hunter Education and Firearms Safety program.

Neighbors mailbox
Thanks for contributing to business program, &: Thanks for attending my cancer fundraiser

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Peggie Ward and Charles Kaltenbach
"(Peggy and Chuck) are deserving of a joint nomination and award for the 2006 Volunteer of the Year for their successful stewardship of Light Up a Life.

Fernando Aranda
Juneau resident Fernando "Aray" Valenzuela Aranda, 52, died Sept. 29, 2006, in Juneau.

Don Young's meager campaigning shows contempt for Alaska
Alaskans have put up with a lot from Rep. Don Young during his 30-plus years in Congress: mangled malapropisms, missing votes for moose hunting, juvenile insults flung at his political opposites, buffoonish antics...

Alaska editorial: Voter beware, as Election Day nears watch out for biased, misleading polls
As we begin to count days, rather than weeks, until the general election on Nov. 7, talk of what "the polls" say likely will become more and more commonplace.

My Turn: We can all combat domestic violence
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

My turn: Harbor board's criticism is deserved
The opinion written in the Juneau Empire's My Turn "Harbor board getting unfair criticism," of Oct. 4, states...

Crucial series awaits JDHS this weekend
The stakes will be high for the Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball team today and Saturday.

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.

Juneau Parks and Recreation Men's and Women's Volleyball standings

State spots at stake for Crimson Bears
After months of hard work and early morning sessions, the real test starts this weekend in Petersburg as the Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls swimming and diving teams participate in the Southeast Region Championships.

Voters like Halcro, but fear wasting vote
Andrew Halcro has a dilemma, one poignantly captured by a state lawmaker.

Alaska Digest
Historic cutter visits capital for last time, Fairbanks double homicide investigated, Prudhoe transit line shows no problems, ConocoPhillips' third quarter profits edge up, Oregon man bursts into church, sets fire & Starbucks aims for coffee saturation

Oil, business defect to Knowles
Normally stalwart Republican backers are shunning Sarah Palin and defecting to Democrat Tony Knowles in this year's gubernatorial race, with business and oil industry executives leading the way.

Alaska Digest
Officials close goat hunting in two areas & Test indicates drugs in Kodiak accident

Son to race in honor of father killed in helicopter crash in Iraq
When Hollis Troxel won a state cross-country running title for the Anchorage Christian Schools Lions last year, he did it for his sister and his mother.

Yukon Quest attracts former champion Gatt, increases purse
A three-time Yukon Quest champion has again signed up for the race, despite his claim that he wanted to focus on the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.

Native Alaskans blast regulators over subsistence
Alaska Native voices are being ignored on rural subsistence rights, delegates at an Alaska Federation of Natives meeting said.

North Pole sixth-graders given laptops
The sixth-graders at North Pole Middle School, like most of the students in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, have to bring pencils, notepads and textbooks to school each day.

Young faces Benson, others during only debate
Candidates for Alaska's lone congressional seat sparred during their only debate, during which one minor party challenger even urged people to vote for Democrat Diane Benson.

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

Business Digest
Sealaska invests in Alabama plant, Juneau center offers home business class & Alaska Air posts 3rd-quarter loss

Pro-Palin mailer breaks state law
A glossy postcard promoting Republican Sarah Palin's candidacy for governor violates Alaska law, state officials say.

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

Public packs debate on initiatives
The public packed a 200-seat auditorium Wednesday night to hear supporters and opponents debate two ballot measures voters will decide on Nov. 7: one to shorten the legislative session and the other to put a billion-dollar tax on leaseholders of untapped North Slope natural gas.

Providence Health announces staff cuts
The state's largest private employer will lay off 36 workers and eliminate 89 jobs now vacant.

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