Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Pebble Mine shouldn't even be considered
As a longtime former guide in Bristol Bay, I am shocked that the creation of the Pebble Mine is even a consideration.

Put shareholder issue back on the table
I agree with Darlene Phillip's letter of Dec. 20.

Appalled by governor's stance on benefits
Wow, I can't believe how narrow minded our new governor is.

Empire conspired to block MacKinnon from top DOT job
The recent letters relevant to the Empire's thrashing of John MacKinnon are spot on.

Sport charter is as commercial as it gets
I would like to point out that the sport charter group is as commercial as you can get.

A hope for future UAS students
Requesting anything from University of Alaska Southeast administration is like pulling teeth.

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

Records reveal details leading to indictment
In 2004, a privately owned Texas prison firm had a problem in Alaska.

State rejected private prisons
Federal prosecutors allege state Rep. Tom Anderson, R-Anchorage had his hand out looking for bribes. Some who follow the private prisons industry say it's a fairly good place to look.

Christmas bells ring out for those in need
Their almost as much a part of Christmas as elves, reindeer and the old fat guy. When Christmas comes a'knocking, they come a'ringing - armed with a bell, a bucket and a smile.

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

Around Town

Photos: Midnight carols fill cathedral

Images from another time: Traveling ferry
The state ferry Tustumena passes under the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on June 3, 1969.

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

Photo: Pole shark
Duane Bosch works on a ten-foot totem pole Saturday at the Mendenhall Mall. Bosch, of Hoonah, is partnering with Doug Chilton on the pole, which depicts an eagle and a shark.

My Turn: Charter fleet should halt its spin on halibut allocation issue
I am a salmon troller and own 6,000 pounds of halibut. I must respond to the charter fleet's spin surrounding the halibut allocation issue (Bruce Warner's Dec. 19 My Turn).

My turn: Work on Magnuson-Stevens Act is not over
M r. Dave Benton, in his Dec. 13 My Turn, characterized the Alaska pollock fishery as an example of how the Magnuson-Stevens Act "Americanized" the 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone.

Alaska editorial: The subsistence board's definition of rural is 'nuts'
It's crazy that anyone could imagine Saxman as nonrural, but the Federal Subsistence Board does. The theory is that Saxman is the same as Ketchikan.

Alaska editorial: Raise the dropout age
Should Alaska raise the mandatory school dropout age from 16 to 18? Probably, but the issue is not as clear-cut as it may seem.

My Turn: The Empire was just doing its job
I would like to respond to those who are criticizing the Juneau Empire for printing the article about John MacKinnon and his financial connection to the proposed road north that would end, for an indefinite period of time, at the Kensington Mine and MacKinnon family property.

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.

New coach leads JDHS into battle
New Juneau-Douglas High School boys basketball coach Steve Potter isn't the most animated coach, but that doesn't mean he isn't intense. Potter's face scowls as he watches his team practice.

Alaska Digest
Unemployment rate increases slightly, Federal Subsistence Board to meet, Woman charged in hit-and-run death,Galena eyes buildings for school expansion, Anchorage gym folds without warning & State to pay for Kenai judge's defense

Alaska Natives have long relocation history in nomadic times
Vince Pikonganna was 12 when his family joined the slow exodus from the Eskimo village that was built on stilts across the steep, rocky face of King Island.

Pardon lets company off the hook
A company convicted of criminally negligent homicide in the death of one of its workers killed in an avalanche in 1999 was pardoned by former Gov. Frank Murkowski just days before leaving office.

Village considers going dry
At least five residents of New Stuyahok have died this year after drinking heavily, leaving the village considering outlawing alcohol.

Pilgrim family finds new start
Dusk on the slope of Lazy Mountain, and a glacier wind rattled the windows of the Buckingham cabin.

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

Rural Alaska grapples with erosion
Perhaps the plight of rural Alaska can be summed up in the story of the beaver.

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

Northwest Digest
Man arrested after two people stabbed, Montana's grizzly bear count tops 545 & Ocean temperatures linked to wildfires

Giant snowman looms larger over Anchorage neighborhood
Snowzilla the snowman is back and bigger than ever.

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