Stevens should listen to Americans
We all know that Sen.Ted Stevens badly wants to pass legislation to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Arts not forgotten by students
Sometimes in the process of educating children or leaving no child behind, the arts are forgotten. Recently I attended a memorial service for a retired teacher.

Life jackets also saved duck hunterss
Wearing a life jacket (PFD) before their boat capsized was the smartest move our young duck hunters made in assuring their safety and yet this was not mentioned in your article of Dec. 16.

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

Legislators plan to delve into road, bridge spending
Two House Republicans don't plan to waste any time before diving into debate over the state's two controversial bridge projects.

Christmas tree lights up downtown wharf area
Downtown has a new Christmas focal point this year.

A Christmas kind of smile
Kolbe Rinehart, 2, shows he is not shy in front of a camera while his older brother, Devin, 5, demurs as they have their pictures taken at the DNA LifePrint Child Safety Program on Saturday at Honda Hut Team Toyota.

Troubled Birds
A small bird that swims and feeds like a penguin in the icy water around glaciers is taking a dangerous nosedive in coastal Alaska.

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

Girl Scouts kick off toy drive for teens
A group of Juneau girls is proving that anyone can make a difference with a little bit of work.

Rita (Jerue) Ihitcaga
Juneau resident Rita (Jerue) Ihitcaga died Dec. 13, 2005, at Bartlett Regional Hospital following complications froJuneau resident Rita (Jerue) Ihitcaga died Dec. 13, 2005, at Bartlett Regional Hospital following complications from heart disease.m heart disease.

Empire Editorial: Charter IFQs need to be renegotiated
A nyone who hangs around a Southeast Alaska harbor for long sees them coming and going constantly in summer, the giddy visitors who plunked down enough cash for a real Alaska experience and a nice, big charter-caught halibut to take home.

My Turn: Cascade Point ferries deserve a serious look
A few months back Robin Taylor floated the idea that our northern ferry terminus should be moved to Cascade Point, just past Echo Cove. His idea was to run two conventional ferries on shuttle service between Cascade Point and Haines and Skagway. These ferries would run on regular daily schedules, and the northerly terminal location would make maximum use of our existing road system. Such a system would substantially reduce marine highway operating costs, result in quick, more predictable service and provide much greater vehicle and freight capacity than fast ferry service.

time flies in the winter for some anglers
Winter days provide ample time for anglers to relive their summer glory and daydream about the bounties of spring.

Out & About is a listing of recreational activities.

Outdoors Digest
Staff and Wire reports

Some special events in Juneau natural history
Surrounded as we are by a variety of habitats and wildlife, it is easy for a curious naturalist to get distracted. There are, however, some special events in our local natural history that warrant particular attention.

There was an error in Friday's story about the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team.

JDHS stifles Lathrop in title contest
Strong defense led to a championship victory in the 26th Annual Cougar Tip-Off Tournament for the Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball team on Saturday.

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 wrestling results

Alaska Digest
Staff and Wire reports

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

Historic theater could be torn down
Fears are being raised that the historic 4th Avenue Theatre could be demolished or gutted now that the building has a prospective new owner.

Stevens defends tactics for opening up ANWR
Sen. Ted Stevens said he has no reservations about adding a provision for drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to a spending bill for overseas troops and hurricane victims.

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