Bush's lies relevant
It is the media's responsibility to report the truth, even the ugly truth.

Not interested in closet carcasses
I am so sick and tired of listening to the radio, the television, and now my personal phone line while two or more of these parties bash each other instead of focussing on the real issues of what they can contribute to Alaska and our country.

Address pressing needs
Dan Hays' recent letter to the editor (Empire, Oct. 27) on the Juneau road was, to say the least, a bit mind-boggling.

Gas guzzlers for Kerry
I voted for Kerry in the recent election, but I realized the hypocrisy when I had a huge sigh of relief over the oil supply to my three motorcycles out in the garage, after the election results. A consequent secret worry in the back of my mind is whether we are as corrupt and over the hill as the Roman Empire, due to our greed and dependencies.

Empire enters new dimension
You are holding the future of the Juneau Empire. Today's edition introduces a new, more reader-friendly format for our newspaper.

Industry aims to attract more independent travelers
It comes as the Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau has been focused on increasing the number of independent travelers - those who arrive here by some mode other than cruise ship and generally stay longer and spend more money.

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

Photo: The Wild Bill show
William Branlund listens to Michael Truax perform at the University of Alaska Southeast during a lunch-hour concert on Thursday.

Board nixes bear baiting near Juneau
Just days after voters killed an initiative to ban bear baiting in Alaska, the Alaska Board of Game rejected a proposal to reintroduce bear baiting in the management zone that includes areas around Juneau, Gustavus, Hoonah and south of the Taku River.

Photo: Harbor cruise
michael penn / juneau empire

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

Man faces armed-robbery charges after Monday holdup
A downtown Juneau man is charged with armed robbery in connection to an alleged Monday holdup at knifepoint near South Franklin Street.

Statewide design contest announced
Juneau Mayor Bruce Botelho plans to present Alaska with a new capitol on Telephone Hill for its 50th birthday in 2009.

Neighbors Digest
Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation is seeking nominations for awards to recognize outstanding service in the health care field.

Sandberg and Jorgensen to marry
Elizabeth "Betsy" Sandberg and Curtis Jorgensen of Juneau will marry at 5 p.m., Dec. 3, 2004, at Cedar Hills United Church of Christ in Beaverton, Ore. There will be a reception in the church social hall following the ceremony.

A look at upcoming HHCJ events
Nov. 1 marked the beginning of National Hospice Month, which is celebrating its 26th anniversary.

Jeffery Lynn Borhauer
Former Juneau resident Staff Sgt. Jeffery Lynn Borhauer died Sept. 29, 2004.

Andrea J. 'Andi' Foldenauer
Juneau resident Andrea J. "Andi" Foldenauer, 51, died Nov. 1, 2004, at the Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Madman wakes up in Jesusland
Earlier this year I stopped into a Mendenhall Valley saloon for a burger and saw these words on the wall: "America. Love it or leave it."

No more campaign baggies
It didn't take Empire subscribers long Tuesday morning to weigh in on our decision to deliver our newspapers that morning in a Lisa Murkowski campaign bag.

State swim champions
The Alaska state high school swim team champions since 1978.

State high school swim meet records
State high school swim meet records through the 2003 state meet.

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.

Different strokes
The Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls swim teams will have to use different strategies in their bids for state titles this weekend.

Whalefest starts today in Sitka
The Alutiiq people that inhabited Prince William Sound, Kodiak and the Alaska Peninsula hundreds of years ago hunted whales alone.

Lawmakers gather to pick party leaders
State legislators wasted no time after Tuesday's election getting together to choose their leaders for the upcoming session.

Photo: Stormcatcher
Ivan Grutter catches a wave Monday at Sandy Beach in Sitka.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

Review boards launch final count
Four bipartisan review boards began examining questioned ballots Thursday in the Division of Elections' regional offices in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Nome, Godkin said.

Correction and clarification
Due to a reporter's error, a Thursday Empire story about bear hunting in Admiralty Island refuges misspelled the name of board member Peter Buist. Also, Jeff Sloss's employer was misidentified. He works for the tour company Alaska Discovery.

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