Ideas for the waterfront
The waterfront plan should include a few things.

Hard to get ballots from Alaska
My husband and I are in Maryland with a friend; we are all from Juneau and we have all been trying to get ballots since Oct. 13.

Counselors needed in Juneau schools
Last May, the School Board asked the Assembly for money to hire three new school counselors, in addition to some other requests.

A pointless road
In response to recent letters I offer this.

Candidates didn't provide real answers
This letter is about our economy and the hoodwinking that we as Americans are being subjected to.

Keep Juneau unique, not for golfers
I am very sad to hear that the plans to build the golf course have leaped forward and the lease has been signed.

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


Juneau incumbents hold onto their seats
Republican Bruce Weyhrauch and Democrat Beth Kerttula easily beat their challengers for Juneau's two seats in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday.

Juneau Republicans and Democrats remain optimistic
Juneau Republicans and Democrats said they were optimistic late Tuesday as President George W. Bush grabbed an electoral lead but couldn't yet claim victory over Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry.

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

Photo: As Riverbend goes ...
Jemelyn Zeller, a 10-year-old student in Kate McCartney's fifth-grade class, exits the polling booth Tuesday in Riverbend Elementary's library.

It's crunch time for a hot presidential race, Senate contest, four propositions
Election Day has arrived and Americans are lining up at polling places around the country to vote in what has been dubbed one of the most high-stakes elections in decades.

City weighs business tax break, forms new panel
The Juneau Assembly will consider exempting more businesses from personal property taxes, and formed a new subcommittee Monday to review the issue.

Due to a reporter's error, the cap for exemptions from the city's personal property tax for businesses was incorrect in a Tuesday story in the Juneau Empire. The current cap is at $2,000.

Alaskans reject marijuana and bear baiting measures
Nearly 55 percent of Alaska voters supported taking away the governor's power to appoint a U.S. senator as votes were tallied late Tuesday, but other ballot measures failed or were too close to call.

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

Photo: Dining out downtown
Locals dine alfresco last week off the bounty of the Miss Roxanne, out of Ventura, Calif.

Thank you
Messages of thanks to the community, from the community.

Juneau Digest
Staff reports of local news and events.

Juneau schools mark National American Indian Month
The Presidential Proclamation establishing November as National American Indian Heritage Month begins: "During American Indian Heritage Month, we celebrate the rich cultural traditions and proud ancestry of American Indians and Alaska Natives, and we recognize the vital contributions these groups have made to the strength and diversity of our society."

Harriet H. Roberts
Former Juneau resident Harriet H. Roberts died on Oct. 31, 2004, with her daughters at her side at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka.

Christopher Denney
Former Juneau resident Christopher Denney died Oct. 26, 2004, in San Francisco, Calif., after a year-long illness.

James W. Hamilton
Former Juneau resident James W. Hamilton, 66, died Oct. 20, 2004, at his home.

My Turn: Gustavus shouldn't be left out of region's cheap electricity
Today's price for the fuel we use to generate electricity is the same as it was in 1893" was the opening comment by Tim McLeod, President of Alaska Electric Light & Power Company in his presentation at the Southeast Conference Annual Meeting in Sitka last month.

My Turn: Airport alternatives don't include runway reduction
There has been a fair amount of public debate in the past few months concerning runway safety area improvements for Juneau International Airport.

New marquee team rules NBA
Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal don't agree on much.

Juneau synchro duo advances to Phase 3
Because two members of the Juneau Aurora Knights synchronized swimming club could do a right-side split, they moved to the next level of the junior national team qualifying process.

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.

Source: Bowden to take Washington GM job
It has all the trapping of a lame-duck job, but someone has to become general manager of the Washington-bound Montreal Expos.

Jazz rebuilding way ahead of schedule
Rebuilding the Utah Jazz went much faster than expected.

Due to a reporter's error, the main region swim meet photo in Sunday's Empire sports section had an incorrect identification. The Juneau-Douglas High School breaststroke swimmer competing in the 200-yard medley relay was senior Abe Levy.

Photo: Serves and spikes
Sitka's Hayley Whitson puts up a block attempt against Petersburg on Saturday during the All Comers Tournament at Juneau-Douglas High School.

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.

A tourney to learn
When a group of Juneau women's hockey players traveled to a tournament in the Yukon last March, the Canadian players skated circles around the Americans.

Republicans retain control of state House
Republicans retained their hold on the Alaska House of Representatives on Tuesday. By how much was still in question.

Photo: Anxiously waiting
Precinct chairman Ray Hadley, right, counts down the seconds until those who have filled out their ballots can officially place them in the ballot box at 7 a.m. Tuesday in Ester.

Fish & Game stands by Southeast crab closure
State biologists clambered aboard three commercial crab boats for another look after Southeast Alaska fishermen questioned their August decision to close the red king crab fishery for the rest of 2004.

Republicans Stedman, Elkins and Wilson win
Two races in Southeast Alaska remained too close to call late Tuesday night. But in other races in the region voters named Republicans to the state Legislature.

Northwest Digest
Wire reports from the Northwest.

Photo: Remembering the faithful
Bishop Michael W. Warfel celebrates All Souls' Day with a Mass on Tuesday at the Shrine of St. Therese chapel.

Officials gear up for big turnout
Hundreds of thousands of Alaska voters are expected to cast their ballots today, drawn to the polls by the presidential race, a bitterly contested U.S. Senate campaign and a number of hot-button propositions.

Attack on new Angoon public safety officer doesn't change his view of Alaska
Angoon finally has a village public safety officer, and the former Floridian says that, with one exception, everyone has made him feel at home in his first two weeks.

Senate candidates rally supporters
From Fairbanks to Kenai, Republican incumbent Lisa Murkowski and Democratic challenger Tony Knowles rallied supporters Monday.

Sen. Murkowski close to win for first full term
Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski held the lead into the night Tuesday in the race for Alaska's U.S. Senate seat, garnering a little more than 50 percent of the vote by 11:30 p.m.

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

Northwest Digest
Staff and Wire reports from the Northwest.

Election may strengthen GOP presence in the Alaska Senate
Republicans will again control the Alaska state Senate and have a chance to add to their majority in 2005.

Photo: Halloween Moose
A young moose treats itself to a pumpkin before the rush of trick or treaters hit the streets on the east side of town Sunday in Anchorage.

Touchscreens are out for this election
Voters won't get the chance to use Alaska's 100 new touchscreen voting machines in today's election.

Lieutenant governor's staffer: Absentee ballots will be on time
A delay in sending out hundreds of absentee ballots should not prevent anyone from getting their ballots postmarked by Election Day, a member of Lt. Gov. Loren Leman's staff said Monday.

UA regents OK $119 million funding request
The University of Alaska Board of Regents approved a plan to ask the state for $119 million in funding for university building and maintenance projects next year.

New Coast Guard antiterrorism unit comes to Alaska
A new rapid-response military force has found a home in Alaska.

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

Board of Game considers first brown bear kill ever
The Alaska Board of Game is considering a plan that would result in more than two dozen brown bears and 300 wolves being killed in the eastern Interior.

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