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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Palin is just another Republican politician
I've heard from several of my acquaintances the statement, "Isn't it great we now have an opportunity to elect a woman as governor."

Keep an eye on EPA regional administrator
I believe Alaskans have reason to be concerned by President Bush's recent decision to appoint Elin D. Miller as the Environmental Protection Agency's regional administrator for Region 10, which includes Alaska, Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

Facts about Douglas sewer extension
When voters approved a sewer extension for north Douglas, I doubt their vision was anything like the city of Juneau's proposed sewer extension plans.

Palin is a candidate you can trust
I've been hearing a lot about experience lately. The idea seems to be that we need an experienced politician for our next governor.

Sarah Palin is cute and a proven leader
I just read Laury Scandling's Wednesday letter stating that even though Sarah Palin is cute, she can't cut it.

Valdez, Cordova more of a 'somewhere'?
Imagine my surprise and horror. It made the Juneau Empire and the Anchorage Daily News and was even picked up by The Associated Press and CNN.

Don Young is doing a great job for Alaskans
The Oct. 25, Empire ran an Anchorage Daily News-generated editorial and a letter to the editor by one Charley Larson, both bashing Congressman Don Young.

You should vote 'yes' on Ballot Measure 2
I am so sick of the lies and misinformation the "No-on-2" people are spreading all over Alaska.

Are our soldiers enemy combatants?
Every soldier in uniform has sworn to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign or domestic.

Sarah Palin will get the right gas line
Sarah Palin is my choice for our next governor.

Wanamaker didn't let other side speak
When Randy Wanamaker decided to run for higher office, and I read that he attributed some of his contributions to his support of development, I felt it was time to expose his behavior as a public official.

Wanamaker would be best on education
The word "election" makes me think of education.

Hunter doesn't support opening Pack Creek
I am an avid hunter and supporter of brown bear hunting. Nevertheless, I do not like the idea of opening Pack Creek to bear hunting.

Candidates vie to bring Juneau voice to state Senate
Democrat Kim Elton has represented Juneau in Senate District B for eight years, and in other state and local positions before that.

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

Group works to save cutter
She's old. Really old. Some call her "grandma." Even at full steam, her three engines can only manage 14 knots.

Business leader, political newcomer face off in House race
he race for House District 4 pits a well-known local government and business leader against a passionate political newcomer.

Candidates reach out to future voters
Campaign posters covered the walls, candidates answered questions in an open debate and constituents spent hours researching the issues.

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

Photo: A rare glimpse of the aurora
Clear skies Saturday night opened up the view for a luminous display of the northern lights over Juneau.

Photo: Peek-a-BOO
Librarian Carol Race plays peek-a-boo with Hannah Flores-Capua, seated center, Abigail Laurent, left, and Benjamin Goldstein, right, during toddler time Monday morning at the Downtown Library.

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

Empire hires new city editor
Larry Gerber began Monday as city editor for the Juneau Empire.

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

Hearing set for Nov. 20 on water fluoridation
Juneau residents will get a chance Nov. 20 to speak out on whether the city should stop fluoridating water.

Assembly OKs parking fee program
Juneau home and business owners wanting to develop property downtown will now be able to pay cash instead of hunting down hard-to-find parking spots to lease.

Photo: Halloween madness
Danielle Graham, left, pretends to stab Taylor Larson as Megan Mauseth, back right, and Darian Musielak scream in the background.

Photo: Harbor haunts
An inflatable pumpkin decorates the Lady Irene on Saturday at Aurora Harbor.

Robert Allan Inkster
Former long-time Juneau resident Robert Allan Inkster, 71, died Oct. 28, 2006, in Washington, after a long battle with illness.

Alaska editorial: Point Thompson decision belongs to next governor
This editorial appeared in the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman:

Alaska editorial: The candidates should speak for themselves
Candidates would do well to remember something the state's most recent voter registration figures illustrate: Most Alaskans who vote don't declare any political party.

My Turn: Governor responds to Ketchikan bridge critic
It is truly amazing how far south the Juneau Empire will reach to find someone against a proposal by this administration.

Crimson Bears qualify a host of athletes for state
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls swimming and diving teams performed well enough on Saturday to qualify 26 athletes for the upcoming state championships.

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.

ASAA Southeast Region Swimming and Diving Championships Results

Report finds women earning less than men at UAF
A study by the University of Alaska Fairbanks unearthed a statistic that is troubling, but not new: women employed at the university earn on average about 83 cents for every dollar earned by their male colleagues.

Children's shelter group to close
A private group that runs a shelter for homeless and runaway youth in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough will hand off its programs to a social service agency.

Photo: Youth leader honored
Justin Jones of Juneau is hugged by his cousin, Leslie Ambrose, after he received the Roger Lang Youth Leadership award Saturday...

Halcro, Knowles debate gas issues
Gubernatorial candidates Tony Knowles and Andrew Halcro told an audience of BP employees Monday they would take different approaches to negotiate a contract that could lead to construction of a North Slope natural gas pipeline.

Burglaries increase in Anchorage
Last year, Police Sgt. Ron Tidler said, his burglary unit handled about 30 burglary cases a week. Now, the number is up to 50 break-ins a week.

Young predicts no GOP losses in Congress
Don Young predicts there will be no Republican congressional seats lost this election.

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

Northwest Digest
Man sentenced for poaching Dall sheep, Report: BP knew plant was at risk, Army plans to recycle World War II buildings & Developer lobbies for estate tax repeal

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

Young's campaign amasses $2 million
With the Nov. 7, election approaching, Don Young, Alaska's powerful U.S. representative, has more than $2 million in his campaign account.

Alaskan to pilot December space shuttle mission
An old photograph taken by his parents shows 8-year-old Bill Oefelein and his brother standing next to a NASA jet at an air show.

Alaska Digest
Merrill Sanford named deputy mayor, Bomb threat forces Nome airport closure & Two men found dead in same neighborhood

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