A fine young man
Oct. 6 to 13, I had an opportunity to hunt with Chad Carson, his Mom, Kathy, and my wife.

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

Artists learn to engrave
In short, confident strokes of pencil on paper, master carver Steven Brown drew a killer whale design for Steve Griffin.

Chamber offers some support for capitol project
At the weekly Juneau of Commerce luncheon, Mayor Bruce Botelho tried to energize members with the capitol project he is spearheading.

Photo: Ambassador of reading
First Lady Nancy Murkowski holds third- and fourth-grade students' attention Friday as she reads "Welcome Comfort" by Patricia Polacco at Mendenhall River Community School.

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

The old ones were right
My grandmother raised me during the years that my mother was a tuberculosis patient in public health hospitals in territorial Alaska.

A golf course, new eateries show entrepreneurial spirit
Some random thoughts today on what I see as some positive points for and about Juneau:

Cartoon by toe
Cartoon by toe

Empire editorial: State needs to share the windfall with cities
Some states would be envious of Alaska even in our worst budget times, but once again financial fortune has smiled on this state and the result will be hundreds of millions of unexpected dollars into its lap.

We made our way into the muskeg, whispering, walking in circles around the pools of standing water, quicksand.
I awoke in my girlfriend's armpit, one hour before dawn, to a terrifying howl. I was scared, and I peered out quietly from beneath the sheet.

A listing of outdoor events in town.

Sled dog race debuts in Interior
A full slate of mushers has signed up for the debut of the Sheep Mountain 150 sled dog race.

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 wrestlers just miss title
Starting out in a six-point hole came back to haunt the Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team in the championship match of the Rebel Duals.

Photos: 11th annual Jingle Jog
Kye Scholes, 3, gets a high-five from Santa - as played by George Reifenstein - as Scholes' grandmother pushes him over the finish line of Saturday's Jingle Jog.

Sports Briefs
Staff reports of Juneau sports events.

Jazz fall to Mavs, drop below .500
Despite finishing 23 points shy of his previous effort, Dirk Nowitzki still provided more than enough offense.

High court to weigh Alaska marine lands case
Alaska attorneys will ask the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 10 to force the federal government to relinquish ownership of Southeast Alaska's submerged marine lands - including Glacier Bay.

This Day in History
In Alaska and the nation.

Study: AIDS incidence in women is up
Shannon Guillory knew people were dying but she didn't know why.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state/the Northwest

Education board to decide Alaska history requirement
The state Board of Education will decide Tuesday whether to make the study of Alaska history a high school graduation requirement.

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