Google’s driverless car drivers ride a career less traveled

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — After a friend recommended that he join a secret Google project six years ago, Brian Torcellini suddenly found himself on the… Continue reading

Iowans who sought to draft Christie in 2011, back him again

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential Chris Christie got a big boost in Iowa Tuesday when six major Republican donors and activists wooed by… Continue reading

Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on "Planned Parenthood's Taxpayer Funding."  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Planned Parenthood chief rebuts videos

WASHINGTON — The head of Planned Parenthood defended the women’s health organization Tuesday before a Republican-run Congress bent on slashing its federal funding, telling lawmakers… Continue reading

Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on "Planned Parenthood's Taxpayer Funding."  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
An Afghan boy blows bubbles outside his family's tent at Victoria Square, where hundreds of migrants stay temporarily before trying to continue their trip to more prosperous northern European countries, in Athens on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. The International Organization for Migration says a record number of people have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year, now topping a half a million. Some 388,000 have entered via Greece. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

Amid Europe’s migrant tensions, kindness arises too

PARIS — A 24-year-old Danish woman sails refugees across windy straits to safety in Sweden. A Romanian whose ancestors were driven from their homeland opens… Continue reading

An Afghan boy blows bubbles outside his family's tent at Victoria Square, where hundreds of migrants stay temporarily before trying to continue their trip to more prosperous northern European countries, in Athens on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. The International Organization for Migration says a record number of people have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year, now topping a half a million. Some 388,000 have entered via Greece. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
In this Sept. 24, 2015 photo, consultant Jonathan Hunt checks seedlings growing in the new marijuana growing facility on the Flandreau Santee Sioux Reservation in Flandreau, S.D. The project, according to the tribe, could generate up to $2 million a month in profit. The first joints are expected to go on sale Dec. 31 at a New Year's Eve party. (AP Photo/Jay Pickthorn)

Tribe to open nation’s first marijuana resort

FLANDREAU, S.D. — The Santee Sioux tribe has already proven its business acumen, running a successful casino, a 120-room hotel and a 240-head buffalo ranch… Continue reading

In this Sept. 24, 2015 photo, consultant Jonathan Hunt checks seedlings growing in the new marijuana growing facility on the Flandreau Santee Sioux Reservation in Flandreau, S.D. The project, according to the tribe, could generate up to $2 million a month in profit. The first joints are expected to go on sale Dec. 31 at a New Year's Eve party. (AP Photo/Jay Pickthorn)

Man accused of fatally shooting father’s fiance

ANCHORAGE — A Marshall man was arrested and charged with fatally shooting his father’s fiance multiple times as she slept in a home in the… Continue reading

Troopers suspend search for missing Fairbanks hunter

FAIRBANKS — The search for a Fairbanks man who went missing during a hunting trip off the Dalton Highway has been suspended after air and… Continue reading

Alaska mulls change to land auction procedures

ANCHORAGE — The state of Alaska is considering changes to the way it sells land to the public after a Washington man won 60 land… Continue reading

Photo: Buoys anchored in channel

Manson Construction, the Seattle-based construction company in charge of constructing the new Panamax cruise docks, anchored two large buoys in Juneau Harbor Tuesday. The Manson… Continue reading

Bob Storer casts his vote in the municipal election during early voting in the Assembly Chambers on Monday. Early and absentee in-person voting is available in the Assembly Chambers weekdays through next Monday 8 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. and in the Mendenhall Mall weekdays through next Monday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on the weekend noon to 4 p.m. Election day is Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Photo: Casting a vote

Bob Storer casts his vote in the municipal election during early voting in the Assembly Chambers on Monday. Early and absentee in-person voting is available… Continue reading

Bob Storer casts his vote in the municipal election during early voting in the Assembly Chambers on Monday. Early and absentee in-person voting is available in the Assembly Chambers weekdays through next Monday 8 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. and in the Mendenhall Mall weekdays through next Monday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on the weekend noon to 4 p.m. Election day is Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Around town for Tuesday, Sept. 29

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated… Continue reading

Yes or No?

In a lightning round of Monday night’s school board election debate, candidates were asked to summarize their thoughts on larger topics within the district with… Continue reading

Juneau Public Library Director Robert Barr, right, introduces Juneau District School Board candidates during a Juneau Votes! debate at the @360 Studio on Monday. The candidates from left are: Jason Hart, Josh Keaton, Emil Mackey, Jeff Redmond and Andi Story.

Five school board candidates debate future amid budget cuts

All five candidates for the Juneau School Board agreed changes were needed to give students a better education amid budget cuts; it was in the… Continue reading

Juneau Public Library Director Robert Barr, right, introduces Juneau District School Board candidates during a Juneau Votes! debate at the @360 Studio on Monday. The candidates from left are: Jason Hart, Josh Keaton, Emil Mackey, Jeff Redmond and Andi Story.

Shell move dims nation’s oil prospects

ANCHORAGE — Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its long quest to become the first company to produce oil in Alaska’s Arctic waters, darkening the nation’s… Continue reading

A major fire on November 5, 2013, at the Gastineau Apartments displaced about 40 people. The fire was contained to the fourth floor of the building but smoke and water damage is said to have destroyed most of the belonging in the rest of the building.

From condemned to high-rise condos?

Two Juneau designers want to build a hotel, to double as an apartment and high-rise condominium building, where the soon-to-be-demolished Gastineau Apartments building still stands… Continue reading

A major fire on November 5, 2013, at the Gastineau Apartments displaced about 40 people. The fire was contained to the fourth floor of the building but smoke and water damage is said to have destroyed most of the belonging in the rest of the building.

Cardinals inch closer to division title, top Pirates 3-0

PITTSBURGH — Matt Carpenter raced home to break a scoreless tie in the ninth inning when two Pittsburgh Pirates outfielders mishandled Jon Jay’s single, and… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2015
  • By WILL GRAVES

Rodgers throws for 5 TDs, Packers beat Chiefs 38-28

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers dissected another defense on a national stage, building a big enough cushion for the Green Bay Packers to overcome… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2015
  • By GENARO C. ARMAS

Nats suspend Papelbon 4 games for fight with Harper

WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper is not quite sure what he could have done differently to avoid the dugout fight with teammate Jonathan Papelbon that resulted… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2015
  • By HOWARD FENDRICH

Bethel drafts LGBT anti-discrimination laws

BETHEL — City employees could soon be protected from sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination under changes to Bethel’s municipal code.The Bethel City Council has… Continue reading

K9 receives bulletproof vest in honor of slain trooper

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska State Trooper K9 named in honor of a trooper killed in Tanana last year is now wearing a special ballistic vest… Continue reading