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Kodiak Launch Complex courts new customers

KODIAK - Mark Greby wrinkled his face and smiled as he checked bullet holes. "You could see how bad of a shot these people are," he said.
My Turn: Attacking Public Defenders for doing their job is a disservice to all

In January, the Juneau Empire ran an editorial entitled: "No gray area for child predators." The article comments on the sentencing of a defendant for possessing child pornography.
Meyer decides against Pierre contract for press work

JUNEAU - The incoming president of the Alaska Senate said Tuesday that he has decided against hiring a former state military affairs official to help the Senate majority press office this session. Sen.
My Turn: Curriculum whitewashes boarding school abuse

I am Tlingit of the Kaagwaantaan clan, a resident of Juneau and graduate of the Juneau School District. I've also raised three sons through the district, have one grandchild still in it, and previously served as a school board member.
My Turn: The serious costs of maijuana

With collectively more than 60 years of experience in the field of medicine in Alaska, we have grave concerns about and oppose the legalization and commercialization of marijuana in Alaska. When Alaskans face this critical decision Nov.
Wide coalition forms to oppose pot legalization

Alaska employers should brace for problems if a ballot proposition legalizing marijuana sales and use is approved in the November state general election, critics of the measure say.
Questions raised about Bristol Bay mine initiative

JUNEAU - Questions were raised Tuesday about when the Legislature would have to get involved in authorizing a large-scale mine in the Bristol Bay region if a ballot initiative passes this November.
Officials urge drivers to be cautious in high moose areas

KENAI - Laurie Speakman can recall the perfect imprint of a body left on the hood of the car. It was a collision on the list of nearly a dozen Speakman responded to last month that involved a motor vehicle hitting a moose.
Oil-tax opponents vow to monitor industry promises

ANCHORAGE - Early results indicate Alaska's new petroleum-tax system will be spared an early death by referendum. If the vote holds up, opponents vowed Wednesday to track promises its supporters made and pounce if they prove to be false.
One chance at Last Chance

This year, just one museum in Juneau will join an estimated 35,000 museums in more than 140 countries for International Museum Day today.


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