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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Disgraced in his final hours by road plan
Apparently Gov. Frank Murkowski plans on leaving a legacy of a shabby road from Juneau to a privately owned mine.

State is throwing away money on road
It is very disappointing that our lame-duck governor wants to throw another $30 million of our money into the bottomless pit called the East Lynn Canal Road.

Hooligan informs on what's happening
In response to Mr. Dau's letter to the editor in the Nov. 12 Juneau Empire, I feel that I need to point something out.

Board of Game made right decision
We applaud the recent Board of Game's unanimous decision not to open brown bear hunting in Swan Cove and Island on Admiralty Island.

Echos of disaster
The master of Murk's cockamamy idea of a pioneer road to Slate Creek, as his version of progress, is in fact a regressive repeat of another unplanned disaster of a road, the Hickel Highway that disfigured the beautiful John River Valley in the heart of the Brooks Range.

Any exceptions for Juneauites?
It is very assuring that Juneau's road extension is finally coming to a reality. It's just sad it's taken so long.

Senate OKs bills to stymie gay benefits
Members of the state Senate on Sunday followed through on what their counterparts in the House of Representatives did last week, continuing to advance two bills to fight employment benefits for partners of gay state employees.

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

Snow showers expected to subside
The Juneau area should receive a respite from the snow for at least a week, according to a National Weather Service forecast issued Monday.

Photo: We have liftoff
Grant Ainsworth launches into the air Sunday as he sleds over a pile of snow on a hill next to Floyd Dryden Middle School. Dozens of sled-riding children and their parents gathered at the hill to take advantage of the softer landings on fresh snowfall.

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

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

City receives mobile dispatch center
Although Christmas is more than a month away, the Homeland Security Department has been very good to Juneau this year - recently presenting the city with most of the funding for a $368,615 Mobile Incident Command Center.

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

Photo: No business like snow business
A large city-owned plow hurls snow in all directions, including onto a passing pickup truck, as it clears Mendenhall Loop Road of several inches of powder on Sunday in Juneau.

Correction

Juneau nixes fluoridation
After contentious public debate, the Juneau Assembly voted down Monday a proposal to continue fluoridating the city's water supply.

Normajane Johnson
Longtime Juneau resident Normajane Johnson died Nov. 18, 2006, at the Pioneer's Home where she had been a resident for three years. She was 88.

Time to dissolve the city of Fairbanks?
There's no escaping it. The outcome of the Oct. 3 Fairbanks city election that upended the comparatively harmonious conducting of city finances has got some people wondering whether the city shouldn't just go the way of springtime ice on the Chena River.

Time to get hot about global warming
Enough is enough. There are more important issues that needed to be stated than if the Hooligan should be inserted in the Juneau Empire.

My turn: Beware of Alaska pipe dreams
Perhaps he was wrong, although he was not the sort of person to get things wrong.

Boozer in bloom
Whenever former Juneau-Douglas High School basketball standout-turned-NBA star, Carlos Boozer, takes the court, it seems like every Alaskan within 100 miles is there.

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.

Alaskans pay most for nursing homes
Aging Alaskans and their families are paying the highest nursing home rates in the country, according to a study by New York Life Insurance Co.

Snowmachines legal on Bethel streets
A new ordinance allowing snowmachines and four-wheelers on city streets has police and health workers worried that vehicle crashes will become more deadly this winter.

Into the long night
The sun dips below the horizon in Barrow on Saturday for the last time of the year. Residents in Barrow and other North Slope villages won't see the sun for the next two months.

Alaska Republicans defend earmark use
Alaska's two senior Republicans are steadfast in defending their use of earmarks, where lawmakers insert funding for pet projects into legislation, despite some polls showing it was a major issue for voters in midterm elections that put congressional Republicans in the minority.

Northwest Digest
Circle man sentenced in friend's death, Sex offenders to take lie detector tests, Dillingham cab driver charged with murder & A warmer Washington could become rainier

This Day in History
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Zoo bears snooze through own party
The brown and black bears at the Alaska Zoo missed their own party.

Senate resists court-ordered gay benefits
The Alaska Legislature called Monday for a statewide vote on amending the Constitution to bar state and local governments from providing employment benefits to same-sex partners of public employees and retirees.

Camping, recreation areas face closure
Rising expenses and a shrinking budget are forcing Forest Service officials to consider closing hundreds of campgrounds, picnic areas and other recreation facilities.

Alaska Digest
Downtown shoppers offered free parking, Ferry to make extra trip out of Juneau, Nome residents file suit against mine & Hospital applies for expanded heart care

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