Harvey set for opener after passing bladder blood clot

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — New York Mets ace Matt Harvey remains on track to start Sunday night’s opener at Kansas City after passing a… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2016

House passes two bills

The Alaska House of Representatives has extended the work of the state parole board and approved legislation regularizing the dividend paid by the Alaska Industrial… Continue reading

Committee wants public’s thoughts on Medicaid reform

The Alaska House Finance Committee will hear public testimony on Senate Bill 74, the Medicaid reform bill, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight.Juneau residents… Continue reading

Meet the five candidates for Mendenhall River school principal

The Juneau School District is inviting the public to meet candidates for the position of principal at Mendenhall River Community School. Current principal Kathryn Milliron… Continue reading

Home burglary is JPD’s ‘Crime of the Week’

Police are asking the public for help tracking down leads surrounding a residential burglary last month in the Mendenhall Valley.Juneau Police Department Lt. Scott Erickson… Continue reading

Ken Koelsch is sworn in as mayor of Juneau by city attorney Amy Mead during a special Oath of Office ceremony in front of a full Assembly chamber on Monday.

Photo: Ken Koelsch sworn in as mayor

Ken Koelsch is sworn in as mayor of Juneau by city attorney Amy Mead during a special Oath of Office ceremony in front of a… Continue reading

Ken Koelsch is sworn in as mayor of Juneau by city attorney Amy Mead during a special Oath of Office ceremony in front of a full Assembly chamber on Monday.

Fugitive on AMHS ferry arrested

KETCHIKAN— Law enforcement officers with the Alaska State Troopers and Ketchikan Police Department arrested a fugitive from Washington state early Sunday morning.The suspect, a 31-year-old… Continue reading

Small fire causes more than $8,000 in damage to UAS Sitka office

SITKA — A fire damaged a small office at University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus Thursday night before it was put out by firefighters, the… Continue reading

Around Town

Using iPads and other mobile device tips and tricks, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Improves skills for work, school or testing. Free.… Continue reading

Public invited to testify on Supreme Court nominees

The Alaska Judicial Council is inviting members of the public to give their opinion on any or all of the candidates to replace Dana Fabe… Continue reading

House used as checkpoint for Iditarod burns down

FAIRBANKS — A Nikolai home that is used as a checkpoint for dog races has burned down.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that the home, which… Continue reading

US Supreme Court declines to hear appeal on Tongass

JUNEAU — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review an appeals court decision that reinstated prohibitions on road-building and timber harvests in roadless areas… Continue reading

6-year-old suspected in Ketchikan fire that burned garage

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a 6-year-old boy was responsible for a weekend fire that burned a garage in Ketchikan.The North Tongass… Continue reading

Wells Fargo hosts Business After Hours

Wells Fargo Bank will host a Thursday night reception celebrating its 100th anniversary of business in Alaska.The reception, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the downtown Wells… Continue reading

NAACP joins GOP in call for criminal justice reform

The Anchorage chapter of the NAACP has partnered with the Alaska Republican Party on a resolution in support of a bill reforming Alaska’s criminal justice… Continue reading

Justice Department cracks iPhone

WASHINGTON — The FBI said Monday it successfully used a mysterious technique without Apple Inc.’s help to hack into the iPhone used by a gunman… Continue reading

Kodiak resident applies for city’s first marijuana business

KODIAK — A Kodiak woman is hoping to open the city’s first commercial marijuana business.Janiese Stevens has applied for a cultivation facility in the city.… Continue reading

In this Sunday, March 27, 2016, Pavlof Volcano, one of Alaska's most active volcanoes, erupts, sending a plume of volcanic ash into the air. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says activity continued Monday. Pavlof Volcano is 625 miles southwest of Anchorage on the Alaska Peninsula, the finger of land that sticks out from mainland Alaska toward the Aleutian Islands. (Colt Snapp via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Volcano ash cloud covers 400 miles

ANCHORAGE — Strong winds Monday pushed an ash cloud from an Alaska volcano into the heart of the state, grounding flights and limiting travel to… Continue reading

In this Sunday, March 27, 2016, Pavlof Volcano, one of Alaska's most active volcanoes, erupts, sending a plume of volcanic ash into the air. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says activity continued Monday. Pavlof Volcano is 625 miles southwest of Anchorage on the Alaska Peninsula, the finger of land that sticks out from mainland Alaska toward the Aleutian Islands. (Colt Snapp via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
In this Feb. 1, 2016 photo provided by Val Kreil, seal oil is served with raw sheefish and caribou and cooked seal meat during a potluck at a nursing home in Kotzebue, Alaska. The Alaska Native organization that operates the home is hoping to regularly serve its nursing home residents the nutrient-rich oil, a traditional staple that's banned in public settings because of its high risk for botulism if not properly processed. (Val Kreil via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Alaska nursing home asks to serve seal oil to Native clients

ANCHORAGE — Alaska regulators are working with an Alaska Native organization that wants to serve its nursing home residents nutrient-rich seal oil, a traditional staple… Continue reading

In this Feb. 1, 2016 photo provided by Val Kreil, seal oil is served with raw sheefish and caribou and cooked seal meat during a potluck at a nursing home in Kotzebue, Alaska. The Alaska Native organization that operates the home is hoping to regularly serve its nursing home residents the nutrient-rich oil, a traditional staple that's banned in public settings because of its high risk for botulism if not properly processed. (Val Kreil via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT