Monday, November 7, 2005

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.

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

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

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.

An unfriendly business climate
Private businesses are the backbone of the national, state and local economy.

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

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. I wonder how he justifies his outrage to his gay friends and colleagues.

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.

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

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.

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.

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. I wonder how he justifies his outrage to his gay friends and colleagues.

The shop dogs of Seward Street
Getting a haircut on Seward Street means an encounter with a hairy greeter.

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

Photo: Breakwater stroll
Gulls fly off as a couple takes a stroll along the breakwater float Sunday afternoon at the Don Statter Memorial Boat Harbor.

Photo: Breakwater stroll
Gulls fly off as a couple takes a stroll along the breakwater float Sunday afternoon at the Don Statter Memorial Boat Harbor.

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

Around Town
Around town is a listing of nonprofit local events

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Contest will judge poetry and thus give an artsy nudge to patrons on the bus
A Juneau writer has resurrected the city's bus-poetry project and hopes to compile enough submissions to fill 24 11-by-17-inch city bus placard slots with short verse by early next year.

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

Contest will judge poetry and thus give an artsy nudge to patrons on the bus
A Juneau writer has resurrected the city's bus-poetry project and hopes to compile enough submissions to fill 24 11-by-17-inch city bus placard slots with short verse by early next year.

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.

The shop dogs of Seward Street
Getting a haircut on Seward Street means an encounter with a hairy greeter.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Saturday's wrestling tournament results

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.

Veteran's Day 8K results
from Saturday, sponsored by Southeast Road Runners

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.

Total team effort lifts JDHS girls to title
Nothing stopped the Juneau-Douglas High School girls in their quest for a state title on Friday and Saturday at the State Swimming and Diving Championships at Bartlett High School in Anchorage.

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'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.

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.

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.

Total team effort lifts JDHS girls to title
Nothing stopped the Juneau-Douglas High School girls in their quest for a state title on Friday and Saturday at the State Swimming and Diving Championships at Bartlett High School in Anchorage.

Alaska State High School Swimming and Diving Results

Veteran's Day 8K results
from Saturday, sponsored by Southeast Road Runners

Alaska State High School Swimming and Diving Results

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.

Saturday's wrestling tournament results

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Norhtwest

Eskimos turn to supersonic grenade for killing whales
A supersonic explosive has begun to replace Yankee whaling-era black powder as Alaska Natives seek more humane weaponry in the traditional hunt for bowhead whales.

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 crime victims isolated
Susan Jones knew she had to leave her southeast Alaska village when she came home to find her husband clutching his loaded rifle.

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.

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

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.

Northwest Digest
Staff reports from around the state/the Norhtwest

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."

CSI TV prompts more students to choose science
High school students who sometimes find science a snooze are filling up forensics classes that capitalize on interest in TV shows focusing on crime scene investigation.

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.

Eskimos turn to supersonic grenade for killing whales
A supersonic explosive has begun to replace Yankee whaling-era black powder as Alaska Natives seek more humane weaponry in the traditional hunt for bowhead whales.

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 crime victims isolated
Susan Jones knew she had to leave her southeast Alaska village when she came home to find her husband clutching his loaded rifle.

CSI TV prompts more students to choose science
High school students who sometimes find science a snooze are filling up forensics classes that capitalize on interest in TV shows focusing on crime scene investigation.

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

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