Sunday, November 6, 2005

Think about your dividend
As your $845 permanent fund dividend checks start arriving in the mail, please note three things.

Why is court ruling outrageous?
In a written statement, Gov. Frank Murkowski said he was "outraged" by the decision of the Alaska Supreme Court that denying health benefits to partners of gays was unconstitutional.

Think about your dividend
As your $845 permanent fund dividend checks start arriving in the mail, please note three things.

Why is court ruling outrageous?
In a written statement, Gov. Frank Murkowski said he was "outraged" by the decision of the Alaska Supreme Court that denying health benefits to partners of gays was unconstitutional.

Thanks for the courtesy, pal
I would like to take a moment to publicly recognize a considerate member of our community.

Thanks for the courtesy, pal
I would like to take a moment to publicly recognize a considerate member of our community.

An unfriendly business climate
Private businesses are the backbone of the national, state and local economy. Private businesses provide all of our jobs, either directly, or indirectly through taxes they and their employees pay.

An unfriendly business climate
Private businesses are the backbone of the national, state and local economy. Private businesses provide all of our jobs, either directly, or indirectly through taxes they and their employees pay.

Teen angst advertised
An Internet fad has taken root in Juneau with online teenagers planning parties and bragging about drug and alcohol use.

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

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

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

Juneau police warn parents, children to be careful on the Internet
Juneau is geographically shielded from the outside world, but according to some local officials the city's youth are still susceptible to predators who lurk in the virtual reality of the World Wide Web.

Juneau police warn parents, children to be careful on the Internet
Juneau is geographically shielded from the outside world, but according to some local officials the city's youth are still susceptible to predators who lurk in the virtual reality of the World Wide Web.

Teen angst advertised
An Internet fad has taken root in Juneau with online teenagers planning parties and bragging about drug and alcohol use.

Photo: Willoughby view, 1979
The State Office Building dominates the scene in this photo taken in the summer of 1979.

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

Photo: Willoughby view, 1979
The State Office Building dominates the scene in this photo taken in the summer of 1979.

Alice Miller
Former Juneau resident Alice Miller, 79, of Ellensburg, Wash., died Oct. 26, 2005, in Seattle.

Robert Duncan MacFarlane
Former Juneau resident Robert Duncan MacFarlane, 79, died Oct. 28, 2005, in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the home of his daughter.

Alice Miller
Former Juneau resident Alice Miller, 79, of Ellensburg, Wash., died Oct. 26, 2005, in Seattle.

Robert Duncan MacFarlane
Former Juneau resident Robert Duncan MacFarlane, 79, died Oct. 28, 2005, in Colorado Springs, Colo., at the home of his daughter.

Alaska editorial: Splitting 9th Circuit is natural progression
Sen. Lisa Murkowski is on the right track with legislation she is co-sponsoring that would split the massive and overburdened 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and create a new court to hear cases from many Western states.

Empire editorial: Enough anti-gay amendments
The Alaska Supreme Court has reaffirmed the state constitution's fairness in a ruling that extends benefits to the same-sex partners of public employees.

My turn: Assembly should be brave and impose tax equity
I attended my first meeting on the subject of removing the senior sales tax exemption in the late '80s.

October: Enduring a month of misinformed Alaska-bashing
October was "Bash Alaska Month" - and whack Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska , for good measure.

My turn: Scrutiny of spending is legitimate
Win Gruening's letter to the editor last week taking the Empire to task for discussing the proposed Gravina Island bridge in Ketchikan bordered on the bizarre.

My turn: Scrutiny of spending is legitimate
Win Gruening's letter to the editor last week taking the Empire to task for discussing the proposed Gravina Island bridge in Ketchikan bordered on the bizarre.

Alaska editorial: Splitting 9th Circuit is natural progression
Sen. Lisa Murkowski is on the right track with legislation she is co-sponsoring that would split the massive and overburdened 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and create a new court to hear cases from many Western states.

Empire editorial: Enough anti-gay amendments
The Alaska Supreme Court has reaffirmed the state constitution's fairness in a ruling that extends benefits to the same-sex partners of public employees.

My turn: Assembly should be brave and impose tax equity
I attended my first meeting on the subject of removing the senior sales tax exemption in the late '80s.

October: Enduring a month of misinformed Alaska-bashing
October was "Bash Alaska Month" - and whack Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska , for good measure.

Out&About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

It's winter, time for a snow hunt
The onset of winter and buildup of snow atop the ridges above Juneau also brings a more challenging exercise for ptarmigan hunters.

Out&About
Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

It's winter, time for a snow hunt
The onset of winter and buildup of snow atop the ridges above Juneau also brings a more challenging exercise for ptarmigan hunters.

Getting their goat
When state biologists started wondering whether planned development east of Lynn Canal would affect mountain goat populations, they realized they didn't know much about the animals, period.

Getting their goat
When state biologists started wondering whether planned development east of Lynn Canal would affect mountain goat populations, they realized they didn't know much about the animals, period.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts.

Web links
Web sites of interest to local outdoors enthusiasts.

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 State High School Swimming and Diving Results

JDHS captures region crown
Juneau-Douglas high school's volleyball team continued its mastery of Southeast Alaska this weekend by winning the Region V Tournament at Mt. Edgecumbe.

Photo: Marooned at the net
Gold Team goalie Dawn Voss blocks a shot by the Maroon team's Suzanne Hebert during a game at the Treadwell Arena on Saturday.

Saturday's wrestling tournament results

Alaska State High School Swimming and Diving Results

Juneau's girls are golden
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls' swimming and diving team captured its first swimming and diving state championship since 1983 on Saturday at Bartlett High School in Anchorage.

Juneau-Douglas opens wrestling season with victory at the Ketchikan Tournament
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team opened its season in triumphant fashion by winning the Ketchikan Tournament on 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.

Juneau's girls are golden
The Juneau-Douglas High School girls' swimming and diving team captured its first swimming and diving state championship since 1983 on Saturday at Bartlett High School in Anchorage.

Saturday's wrestling tournament results

Crimson Bears rise to prominence
From the season's first game on Aug. 13 to the triumphant 49-29 victory over Palmer for the school's first state football championship on Oct. 22, the Juneau-Douglas High School team eviscerated opponents.

Remembering coach Reilly Richey
Through the lens of her video camera, Kathi Yanamura watched and recorded nearly every game of the Juneau-Douglas High School football team's run to the state championship.

Juneau-Douglas opens wrestling season with victory at the Ketchikan Tournament
The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team opened its season in triumphant fashion by winning the Ketchikan Tournament on Saturday.

JDHS captures region crown
Juneau-Douglas high school's volleyball team continued its mastery of Southeast Alaska this weekend by winning the Region V Tournament at Mt. Edgecumbe.

Remembering coach Reilly Richey
Through the lens of her video camera, Kathi Yanamura watched and recorded nearly every game of the Juneau-Douglas High School football team's run to the state championship.

Crimson Bears rise to prominence
From the season's first game on Aug. 13 to the triumphant 49-29 victory over Palmer for the school's first state football championship on Oct. 22, the Juneau-Douglas High School team eviscerated opponents.

Photo: Marooned at the net
Gold Team goalie Dawn Voss blocks a shot by the Maroon team's Suzanne Hebert during a game at the Treadwell Arena on Saturday.

Fishing: Is it still king in Southeast?
The commercial fisherman arguably is one of the few enduring icons of Southeast Alaska's traditional outdoor life.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

Lawmakers promise tough review process for pipeline contract
Former Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin is likely to be called to testify before the Legislature next year in what lawmakers vow will be a rigorous review of the natural gas pipeline contract being pursued by the governor.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

Alaska celebrates its constitutional convention's 50th
When reviewing the Alaska Constitution after it was written, the National Municipal League said it was "one of the best, if not the best, state constitutions ever written."

Alaska celebrates its constitutional convention's 50th
When reviewing the Alaska Constitution after it was written, the National Municipal League said it was "one of the best, if not the best, state constitutions ever written."

Lawmakers promise tough review process for pipeline contract
Former Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin is likely to be called to testify before the Legislature next year in what lawmakers vow will be a rigorous review of the natural gas pipeline contract being pursued by the governor.

Fishing: Is it still king in Southeast?
The commercial fisherman arguably is one of the few enduring icons of Southeast Alaska's traditional outdoor life.

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