Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Attorney general is bound by ethics rules
I recently worked for the state of Alaska as a contracting officer for General Services.

An old rationale for pipeline
Although it has been some time since sailing in and out of Valdez on tankers, I can certainly see a similarity with the "selling to drill" in the Arctic reserve now with the old arguments for Prudhoe Bay and Valdez.

Shift change bad for police morale
I am proud of my son and daughter-in-law. Both are Juneau police officers.

Support police in shift change
Thanks to all who attended the Assembly meeting on Nov. 29.

Reform vote grows
Final Alaskan election results offer hope to people who want political change necessary to get a fair share of windfall oil profits and to expand equal shares of oil wealth, with every Alaskan receiving free health care.

Juneau police deserve more
For the past 26 years I've practiced law as an adversary to the police.

Without economy, history won't matter
"It's the economy, stupid."

Tourist plans unlikely for warehouse
David Stone, vice president of consumer affairs for Alaska Electric Light and Power, said there are no plans to turn a company warehouse into a tourist attraction.

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

Search for donors
The Salvation Army kettles are running low.

Photo: Ballots revisited
Hari Dev Singh Khalsa, center, an observer for Alaskans for Fair Elections, watches as election-recount workers Patricia Hampton, left, and Sallie Regan count ballots Monday at the Mendenhall Mall for the House District 5 and U.S. Senate races.

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

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

City's time capsule hits tenth year
Melanie Brown didn't think she would live long enough to read the letter she wrote for a time capsule 10 years ago. It was intended for Juneau's children in 2094.

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

City looks beyond downtown for dock
While passenger demand makes adding a new cruise ship dock seem unavoidable to city officials, a new dock's location remains in question.

Images from another time: Cape Coral, 1968
The U.S. Coast Guard's Cape Coral cruises Gastineau Channel in 1968. The 95-foot boat was stationed in Juneau from 1954 to 1983.

Cruise line apologizes for sewage
A Holland America corporate officer apologized Monday in Juneau's federal courtroom for the cruise ship Ryndam's negligent dumping of about 20,000 gallons of untreated sewage in Gastineau Channel two years ago.

Campus lights
A student walking to the UAS Library on Sunday after sunset is greeted with an aquatic-themed light display.

Photo: End-of-semester grind
Brian Haas, a senior anthropology major at the University of Alaska Southeast, works on a paper Monday at the Egan Library.

Photo: All wrapped up
Willow Ritter wraps a Christmas gift Monday at the Nugget Mall. The American Association of Retired Persons is offering a gift-wrapping service from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Alaska editorial: Governor's mansion needs a face lift
Here's another reason to fix the fiscal gap: Alaska should be able to maintain the governor's mansion without bake sales and car washes.

Hoonah sweeps Barrow for third place at state
While they didn't win a title, the Hoonah Braves gained a little redemption with their third-place finish Saturday at the Class 1A-2A-3A (West) state volleyball tournament in Anchorage

Nationals waive Bentz
Chad Bentz's bid to return to the major leagues was sidetracked Monday when the Washington Nationals placed the left-handed pitcher from Juneau on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release.

Blazer bench topples Jazz
Portland's reserves get credit for this victory.

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.

Photo: Museum of the North
The University of Alaska Museum addition takes shape last week at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Lawmakers, Murkowski to mull oil taxes
Record-high oil prices have staved off Alaska's budget woes for the coming year, but the state's projected $653 million windfall would have likely been more than $1 billion if not for what some are calling an outdated oil tax.

Program targets high Native tobacco use
At 74, Jane Green traveled the roughly 150 miles from her home in the village of Hooper Bay to the clinic here, alarmed by her racing heart.

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

Agencies raise concerns over mine impacts
Two federal agencies are taking a dim view of the proposed Kensington Mine's environmental impacts as the project heads toward a major milestone next week.

Santa visits Southeast towns by Alaska Marine Highway
Santa's giving his reindeer a break and taking the ferry this week as he travels to coastal communities throughout Alaska's panhandle.

Report says Lower Kenai waterways running warm
Lower Kenai Peninsula salmon streams are running hot, but not the kind of "hot" that would send anglers running to cast their lines.

Oil spill could be smaller than feared
Salvage and recovery plans for the broken freighter Selendang Ayu continued to inch forward Monday as Coast Guard officials confirmed some good news - the initial spill off Alaska's coast may not have been as large as feared.

Alaska's fishing jobs are going to nonresidents
Over the last two decades, people living out of state have come to dominate Alaska's commercial fisheries, with nonresident fishermen now accounting for the majority of both the weight and the value of the catch, according to a state study.

PETA suggests animal hoarder get counseling
An animal rights group is recommending that an Anchorage woman accused of neglecting more than 100 cats in her home get psychiatric help if convicted of animal cruelty.

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

Program prepares workers for marine jobs
Jacob Case is studying to be a marine industrial coater in an apprenticeship program geared to provide Alaska Ship & Drydock the skilled workers it needs.

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports from around the state.

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

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