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Ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for new bridge

...hasn't been approved yet.Work on the $188 million Salcha project began three years ago this month. The U.S. Department of Defense paid $104 million of the cost with the state picking up the remainder.Salcha, with a population of just...
My Turn: Invading Iraq wasn't our worst mistake

Given the chaos in Iraq and the obvious failure of the decade-long war there, many are criticizing the decision to invade Iraq in the first place, saying it's the root cause of the problem.
Military identifies 17 killed in '52 crash

...Sgt. James H. Ray, Airman 1st Class Marion E. Hooton, Airman 2nd Class Carroll R. Dyer, Airman 2nd Class Thomas S. Lyons, Airman 2nd Class Thomas C. Thigpen, and Airman 3rd Class Howard E. MartinSource: U.S. Department of Defense
One heck of a ride

John Kern has seen a lot. From old Army hand-me-down buses to modern, wheelchair-accessible models; from just a few routes to service that spiders over most of the city and borough, a lot has changed in the 31 years he's been at the wheel of Juneau's Capital Transit - the little bus system that could.
Local Student Mathletes to Compete in State Math Contest

Middle school Mathletes from Alaska schools will compete in state contests of the MATHCOUNTS Competition Series on March 29 in Anchorage. The competition has been organized by the Alaska Society of Professional Engineers.
Senators hear from JEDC on Alaska FIRST

Juneau Economic Development Council Executive Director Brian Holst and other officials involved in robotics education in Alaska gave a presentation Tuesday morning to the Senate Education Committee extolling the benefits of the Alaska FIRST organization.
Veterans outreach event comes to Juneau

Dozens of veterans picked up pamphlets and gear at the first Southeast Alaska Stand Down Outreach event Friday and Saturday, taking advantage of an opportunity to learn more about available services, benefits and other forms of assistance.
Some military experts say downsizing Eielson makes perfect sense

...Russians coming, and they're not coming anymore." The Fairbanks-area base is among those targeted by the U.S. Department of Defense for cost-cutting changes or shutdowns and will be the first examined at a public hearing by an independent...
Living on Rhine time

...Monday was not a holiday for Lori; she had to go to school. A former Juneau resident, she works for the U.S. Department of Defense schools in Germany. Dick, Don and I drove back to the Rhine River Valley. We drove to and along the Rhine...
Southeast students match minds in Robot Jamboree

Cheerleaders lined the sidelines, screaming parents filled the seats and striped-shirted referees stood with whistles at the ready in one of the most combative sporting events of the year Saturday at Centennial Hall.


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