Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Big crowd expected at inauguration
Bagpipes and a brass band will be part of the festivities when Gov.-elect Sarah Palin is sworn into office today.

Political shift leaves more room for women
When Arliss Sturgulewski became the first female major-party nominee for governor in 1986, the world of Alaska politics was a very different place.

Outlaw all marriage
The recent flap about married families' health insurance benefits being paid for by singles, gays and lesbians has centered on if marriage should be strictly heterosexual.

A lesson from Natives
We have a new governor. She is also our youngest governor.

ACLU logic following the path to anarchy
The Court decision on same-sex couples receiving employee benefits needs to be revisited and reversed.

High assessments add to housing crisis
This is in response to the lack of affordable housing. Your articles and editorial fail to mention one possible factor in the mix - high assessments.

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

Clearing the Way
Blades, blowers and teamwork. You need a few things to keep an airport running in the middle of a snowstorm.

Check your oil? Thieves may have
If you see someone with a garden hose siphoning heating oil out of your fuel tank, don't bother calling the heating company. Try the police instead.

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

Deck the halls: Mansion to welcome governor, public
Gov. Sarah Palin hasn't yet arrived in Juneau, but intensive preparations already are under way for next week's open house at the Governor's Mansion.

Correction

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

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

Photo: A heavy load
Britt Watters shovels snow off the roof of her house Sunday on Seater Street in downtown Juneau.

Martin Goenett
Juneau resident Martin "Snooky/Marty" Noel Goenett died Nov. 29, 2006, in Juneau with family members by his side. He was 67.

Tom Maloney
Former Juneau resident Tom Maloney died Nov. 17, 2006, in Sitka. He was 73.

No Child Left Behind should be more flexible
There's a reason the federal No Child Left Behind Act is sometimes called the "No Public School Left" Act.

My turn: Dentists not water-quality experts
Apparently someone got it wrong. The Nov. 21 Empire headline reads "Juneau nixes fluoridation - Assembly votes to halt program after packed meeting" and goes on to state that "After contentious public debate, the Juneau Assembly voted down Monday a proposal to continue fluoridating the city's water supply."

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.

Former JDHS hoops star Rehfeld earns conference honors with CSU-Pueblo
Former Juneau-Douglas High School standout basketball player Mary Rehfeld was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division player of the week last Monday.

Photo: Air Dryden
Floyd Dryden's Matthew Maka soars in for a lay-up past Schoenbar's Thomas Alexander during Friday's game at the Fastbreak Tournament at Floyd Dryden Middle School.

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.

Palin steps in to 'guard' state
Promising to defend the interests of all Alaskans as the state increases its energy production, Sarah Palin was sworn in Monday as the ninth state governor since Alaska was granted statehood in 1959.

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

Alaska Digest
Murkowski appoints Game Board member, New Alyeska Resort owner plans changes, Military construction expected to continue & Police charge teens in Dec. 31 assault

Photo: Fatal fire
Central Emergency Services firefighters Terry Bookey and Ian Pennell battle a house fire Friday in Soldotna.

Alaska Digest
Wellness program wins state award,2007 Iditarod entries at 104 and counting, King crabs harvested to help comeback & State's most transient community: Fairbanks

Study looks into psychology of binge drinking
The chubby male in the corner couldn't wait to hit the drinks. He paced. He squirmed. He scratched his potbelly.

Political shift leaves more room for women
When Arliss Sturgulewski became the first female major-party nominee for governor in 1986, the world of Alaska politics was a very different place.

Big crowd expected at inauguration
Bagpipes and a brass band will be part of the festivities when Gov.-elect Sarah Palin is sworn into office today.

'Cannonball' musher, 77, dies
Herbie Nayokpuk never strayed far from his lifelong home on a remote island at the edge of the Bering Strait north of Nome, but his fame spread around the globe.

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

Locomotive hits rock, spills fuel
Up to 1,200 gallons of fuel spilled onto Alaska Railroad tracks when a locomotive hit a rock.

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