Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Blunderbuss approach
So we are off to the races again on Klukwan Inc.'s test case for helicopter pesticide spraying on Long Island near Prince of Wales Island.

Governor's arrogance
Today, Gov. Frank Murkowski showed his arrogance once again.

Let Ketchikan decide
There's been an awful lot of controversy lately about money earmarked for the bridge in Ketchikan.

Blunderbuss approach
So we are off to the races again on Klukwan Inc.'s test case for helicopter pesticide spraying on Long Island near Prince of Wales Island.

Vigil was an act of courage
I would like to respond to Friday's story of one soldier's mother critical of the use of a symbolic casket at a recent silent vigil in Juneau marking the death of 2,000 of our U.S. military in Iraq.

Let Ketchikan decide
There's been an awful lot of controversy lately about money earmarked for the bridge in Ketchikan.

Scandal in the White House
America is looking at the biggest scandal in the White House since Watergate.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Photo: Douglas boat fire
A heat lamp left too close to a combustible surface sparked a houseboat fire early Sunday at the Douglas Boat Harbor.

Photo: Rare catch
Alaska Department of Fish & Game fisheries technician Becky Knight checks a rare white black cod sitting next to a normal black cod Friday as she checks fish caught from the Chatham Strait black cod fishery near Petersburg.

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

Photo: Set for crabbing
Norval Nelson installs cotton twine Monday on one of his king crab pots aboard his boat, Star of The Sea, tied up at Auke Bay harbor.

Photo: Haunted house
Megan Mauseth, 12, with mask and a blood-colored knife, waits to scare Kathy Smith and John Zahasky as they make their way Sunday through the Midnight Suns Haunted House at the Nugget Mall.

Photo: Rare catch
Alaska Department of Fish & Game fisheries technician Becky Knight checks a rare white black cod sitting next to a normal black cod Friday as she checks fish caught from the Chatham Strait black cod fishery near Petersburg.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

Photo: Set for crabbing
Norval Nelson installs cotton twine Monday on one of his king crab pots aboard his boat, Star of The Sea, tied up at Auke Bay harbor.

Trick or treat? Not in Douglas
Fifty-four years ago today - Wednesday, Oct. 31, 1951 - a short notice on page 3 of the Daily Alaska Empire heralded the Douglas Lions Club's first Halloween Ghost Walk

Edmund R. Platnico
Former Juneau resident, Edmund R. Platnico, 75, died Oct. 18, 2005, in Carson City, Nev.

David W. Mitchell
Longtime Juneau resident David W. Mitchell died Sept. 22, 2005, in Juneau.

David W. Mitchell
Longtime Juneau resident David W. Mitchell died Sept. 22, 2005, in Juneau.

Edmund R. Platnico
Former Juneau resident, Edmund R. Platnico, 75, died Oct. 18, 2005, in Carson City, Nev.

My Turn: The logical road a big win for the future of Juneau
Mal Menzies' Aug. 29 column in the Empire and Tim Whiting's in the Sept. 5 edition concerning the Juneau access road are most enlightening

My Turn: Kensington Mine needs environmental safeguards
I was sitting on the beach at Point Bridget on one of those rare fall days when the sun was shining and the view into Berners Bay was spectacular.

My Turn: Kensington Mine needs environmental safeguards
I was sitting on the beach at Point Bridget on one of those rare fall days when the sun was shining and the view into Berners Bay was spectacular.

My Turn: The logical road a big win for the future of Juneau
Mal Menzies' Aug. 29 column in the Empire and Tim Whiting's in the Sept. 5 edition concerning the Juneau access road are most enlightening

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.

Alaska Club hosts fall doubles tennis tournament
The JRC/The Alaska Club held its Fall Doubles Tennis Tournament on Oct. 20-23.

Koko Urata qualifies for third phase
Juneau-Douglas High School sophomore Koko Urata crept one step closer from becoming a member of the U.S. National Junior Synchronized Swimming team.

Alaska Club hosts fall doubles tennis tournament
The JRC/The Alaska Club held its Fall Doubles Tennis Tournament on Oct. 20-23.

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.

Women's hockey prepares for Juneau Jamboree
It went so well the first time, Juneau's women's hockey players decided to do it again.

Alaska Digest
Staff reports from around the state

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Photo: Pipeline students showing their stuff
Students with the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the Alaska Works Partnership Pipeliner Training program demonstrate their skills last week at the Great Northwest yard in Fairbanks.

Salmon harvest was third largest on record
This year's salmon harvest was the third largest on record, state officials said Monday.

Group wants polar bears listed
An environmental group is pressing ahead with efforts to declare Alaska's polar bears threatened under the Endangered Species Act, with the larger agenda of forcing the Bush administration to confront global warming.

Delta Junction man charged with threats against magistrate
A Delta Junction man was arrested after he threatened a magistrate and his family Friday in a letter, prosecutors said.

Delta Junction man charged with threats against magistrate
A Delta Junction man was arrested after he threatened a magistrate and his family Friday in a letter, prosecutors said.

Group looks into Alaska version of Innocence project
Alaskans who believe they were improperly imprisoned could be getting an advocate.

Coastal environmental document gets little comment
Juneau residents had little to say Monday about a draft environmental review of a state plan to change Alaska's coastal management program, but a state official said the changes are by no means "noncontroversial."

Ship zone security revised
The U.S. Coast Guard is revising its proposed rule creating 100-yard no-entry zones around cruise ships in Alaska waters to include state ferries.

SE carver combines influences to inspire elementary students
Two totem poles carved in a blend of styles - traditional Native American and Japanese Manga - will soon be erected in front of a remodeled Ptarmigan Elementary School.

Coastal environmental document gets little comment
Juneau residents had little to say Monday about a draft environmental review of a state plan to change Alaska's coastal management program, but a state official said the changes are by no means "noncontroversial."

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

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

Many Alaska prison inmates still being sent thousands of miles away
A prison sentence in Alaska often means exile as well as incarceration.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Northwest

Salmon harvest was third largest on record
This year's salmon harvest was the third largest on record, state officials said Monday.

Ship zone security revised
The U.S. Coast Guard is revising its proposed rule creating 100-yard no-entry zones around cruise ships in Alaska waters to include state ferries.

Group looks into Alaska version of Innocence project
Alaskans who believe they were improperly imprisoned could be getting an advocate.

Murkowski moves to kill gay benefits
A long battle is expected in a recent court ruling that requires the state to give certain benefits to public employees with same-sex partners.

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

Three Southeast towns hope ferry route will attract tourists
A ferry slated to begin sailing Southeast Alaska next spring will create a new transportation corridor in an area usually transited only by floatplanes and fishing boats.

Photo: Pipeline students showing their stuff
Students with the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the Alaska Works Partnership Pipeliner Training program demonstrate their skills last week at the Great Northwest yard in Fairbanks.

Murkowski moves to kill gay benefits
A long battle is expected in a recent court ruling that requires the state to give certain benefits to public employees with same-sex partners.

Three Southeast towns hope ferry route will attract tourists
A ferry slated to begin sailing Southeast Alaska next spring will create a new transportation corridor in an area usually transited only by floatplanes and fishing boats.

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