Oregon senators call for gun control after Roseburg shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s two U.S. senators are calling for tougher gun restrictions in the wake of a shooting at Umpqua Community College last… Continue reading

FILE - In this April 4, 2013, file photo, John Garrison works to quickly release a bull trout after it was caught on a chunk of herring while fishing the Deschutes Arm of Lake Billy Chinook near Madras, Ore.  Two conservation groups say a federal plan to bolster bull trout in five Western states falls short and they've filed a 60-day notice of their intention to sue. (Ryan Brennecke/The Bulletin via AP, file) MANDATORY CREDIT

Groups signal plan to sue over effort to save bull trout

BOISE, Idaho — A federal plan to bolster threatened populations of bull trout in five Western states falls short, two conservation groups said as they… Continue reading

FILE - In this April 4, 2013, file photo, John Garrison works to quickly release a bull trout after it was caught on a chunk of herring while fishing the Deschutes Arm of Lake Billy Chinook near Madras, Ore.  Two conservation groups say a federal plan to bolster bull trout in five Western states falls short and they've filed a 60-day notice of their intention to sue. (Ryan Brennecke/The Bulletin via AP, file) MANDATORY CREDIT

Tools taken from truck

Police are seeking help tracking down persons involved with the theft of tools from a parked vehicle early Tuesday morning.According to a press release by… Continue reading

Correction

A story in the Wednesday, Oct. 7 edition of the Juneau Empire incorrectly stated the length of a first term for the replacement of an… Continue reading

Walker makes pitch for opening ANWR to Obama administration

ANCHORAGE — Gov. Bill Walker has lobbied members of President Barack Obama’s administration on opening up parts of an Alaska refuge to oil drilling.Walker met… Continue reading

Around town for Friday, Oct. 9

Alaska Club classes fundraiser for Cancer Connection, 5:30 a.m.-6:30 a.m., Group Ride, valley location; 8:15 a.m-9:15 a.m. R30, valley location. Free classes. Donations requested. All… Continue reading

1 dead in small plane crash near Alaska high school

ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say a small plane crashed and caught on fire Thursday near an Alaska high school, killing the pilot.Troopers say 23-year-old… Continue reading

No ferry reservations on Sunday

The Alaska Marine Highway is closing its website and reservations system from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to upgrade its computer data center and… Continue reading

Permanent Fund to pick director today

The Alaska Permanent Fund Board of Trustees will meet for a special meeting at 10 a.m. today in the corporation’s offices on 10th Street in… Continue reading

Bethel residents support liquor store, advisory vote finds

BETHEL — Unofficial election results from a non-binding advisory vote in Bethel show that most residents would support a liquor store in the city.Early results… Continue reading

Alaska VA launches pilot program to schedule appointments

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Veterans Affairs Healthcare System has launched a pilot program to revert the process of scheduling appointments to how it was before… Continue reading

Anchorage teen among poets honored by first lady

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama honored a new class of National Student Poets for their bravery to be vulnerable and sharing their deepest thoughts.The first lady… Continue reading

An electric motor coach provided by BYD Auto Co., Ltd., a Chinese automobile manufacturer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, and Alaska Coach Tours stops at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center to showcase the potential for electric vehicle bus transportation as part of the tourism industry in Alaska on Tuesday.

A $750K ride to the glacier

A group of about 20 people took a short tour to the Mendenhall Glacier Tuesday morning. The tour was considerably different than most: The tour… Continue reading

An electric motor coach provided by BYD Auto Co., Ltd., a Chinese automobile manufacturer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, and Alaska Coach Tours stops at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center to showcase the potential for electric vehicle bus transportation as part of the tourism industry in Alaska on Tuesday.

Around town for Thursday, Oct. 8

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Open lab computer training, 9 a.m.-11 a.m, The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way.ALEXsys job search workshop,… Continue reading

Photo: Eagle tour

A mature bald eagle flies past Juneau’s waterfront harbor on Tuesday.… Continue reading

Affordable housing still planned for Juneau

Despite a failed partnership that paused plans for a new affordable senior housing complex in Juneau, things are moving forward once again. It’s just not… Continue reading

Alexander Slivka, a candidate to become director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, answers questions from the corporation's board of trustees on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 in Juneau.

Board considers candidates for Permanent Fund ‘pope’

Vast indirect power. An apolitical position. Immense public support. A venerable institution designed to last.The director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation might as well… Continue reading

Alexander Slivka, a candidate to become director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, answers questions from the corporation's board of trustees on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 in Juneau.

Arrieta, Cubs silence Pirates to win NL wild card

PITTSBURGH — These Chicago Cubs are supposed to be too young to be here. Or maybe they’re just too good to care.Jake Arrieta allowed four… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2015
  • By WILL GRAVES
Eva Bornstein, left, Carolyn Gould,Pam Bergeson, Sondra Stanway and Mary Willson, right, hike to Cropley Lake at Eaglecrest as the destination of this weeks Parks & Recreation Wednesday Hike.

Photo: Cropley Lake travelers

Eva Bornstein, left, Carolyn Gould, Pam Bergeson, Sondra Stanway and Mary Willson, right, hike to Cropley Lake at Eaglecrest as the destination of this week’s… Continue reading

Eva Bornstein, left, Carolyn Gould,Pam Bergeson, Sondra Stanway and Mary Willson, right, hike to Cropley Lake at Eaglecrest as the destination of this weeks Parks & Recreation Wednesday Hike.

Seattle’s offensive line inconsistent so far

RENTON, Wash. — There was no question before the regular season began that the Seattle Seahawks’ weakness was going to be on the offensive line.A… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2015
  • By TIM BOOTH