Migrants stranded in Greece, face eviction in France

Migrants stranded in Greece, face eviction in France

IDOMENI, Greece — At flashpoints near borders on either side of Europe, authorities tried Tuesday to force back migrants desperate to begin new lives in… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2016
  • By COSTAS KANTOURIS and ELENA BECATOROS
  • Nation-World
Migrants stranded in Greece, face eviction in France

Saudi oil minister: Market should handle prices

HOUSTON — Saudi Arabia’s oil minister said Tuesday that production cuts to boost oil prices won’t work, and that instead the market should be allowed… Continue reading

DOT plans safety improvements near Shrine

In the wake of a fatal traffic accident on Glacier Highway near the Shrine of Saint Thérèse, the Alaska Department of Transportation has begun planning… Continue reading

Greens Creek requests continued permission for pipeline

Greens Creek mine on Admiralty Island is asking the state of Alaska for permission to continue using a disposal pipeline from its tailings facility to… Continue reading

Coast Guard conducts medevac near Ketchikan

A Coast Guard Station Ketchikan boat crew transported a man to local emergency medical personnel in Ketchikan on Tuesday.The crew medevaced an ailing mariner from… Continue reading

Vehicle rolls over on Egan Drive

The Juneau Police Department received several 911 calls Tuesday morning alerting officers to a crash on Egan Drive that resulted in a car landing upside… Continue reading

Stream flooding advisory issued for western Kenai Peninsula

ANCHORAGE — Heavy snow and unseasonably warm weather has prompted a small stream flood advisory for parts of the Kenai Peninsula.The National Weather Service has… Continue reading

Calista announces record shareholder dividend

ANCHORAGE — Calista Corp. is announcing a record dividend for shareholders of the regional Alaska Native corporation.Calista officials said the $5.6 million distribution was recently… Continue reading

Alaska Democrats sue state over primary process

JUNEAU — Alaska Democrats are suing the state after Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott denied the party’s request to allow candidates not affiliated with a political… Continue reading

Flight company ordered to compensate whistleblower pilot

ANCHORAGE — An attorney for a Homer-based Bald Mountain Air Services says the company denies allegations that it improperly fired a pilot in 2012.The U.S.… Continue reading

EPA penalizes 4 Alaska gas station for delayed leak tests

ANCHORAGE — The Environmental Protection Agency has reached settlement agreements with four southcentral Alaska gas stations that violated federal law for underground tanks.The agency said… Continue reading

Assembly supports district heating, talks succession

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly has pledged its support to Juneau Hydropower Inc.’s $25 million district heating plant proposal, which company officials said… Continue reading

State works to improve Fairbanks’ pollution problem

FAIRBANKS — Air quality regulators in Alaska are working to come up with a plan to address pollution in the Fairbanks North Star Borough.The plan… Continue reading

Bill would reduce penalty for texting while driving

JUNEAU — The Senate Judiciary Committee examined legislation Monday aimed at boosting enforcement of Alaska’s ban on texting while driving.It would reduce the penalty for… Continue reading

An official City and Borough of Juneau photo used in a campaign mailer by mayoral candidate Karen Crane has come under scrutiny by current and former Assembly members.

Assembly tempers flare over campaign flyer

Shortly after mayoral candidate Karen Crane’s most recent campaign ad started appearing on door knobs and in mailboxes around town late last week, Assembly member… Continue reading

An official City and Borough of Juneau photo used in a campaign mailer by mayoral candidate Karen Crane has come under scrutiny by current and former Assembly members.
Absorbent booms are placed as the barge-crane Brightwater lifts the sunken 96-foot tugboat Challenger in Gastineau Channel on Sunday. Once the tug is dewatered, patched and stabilized, the WWII era vessel will be towed to the AJ Cruise Ship Dock for further work.

Challenger team to make second try

It’s not easy to raise the dead.The men and women raising the 96-foot tugboat Challenger found that out Sunday afternoon as they attempted to refloat… Continue reading

Absorbent booms are placed as the barge-crane Brightwater lifts the sunken 96-foot tugboat Challenger in Gastineau Channel on Sunday. Once the tug is dewatered, patched and stabilized, the WWII era vessel will be towed to the AJ Cruise Ship Dock for further work.
Lisa Phu

Empire welcomes new staffer, bids farewell to another

The Juneau Empire welcomed a familiar face to its newsroom last week, while saying goodbye to another.Lisa Phu joined the Empire on Friday as a… Continue reading

Lisa Phu

Legislature wants public’s input on education

The Alaska Legislature’s Budget and Audit Committee is asking for the public’s suggestions on how to make the state Department of Education run better.From 8:30… Continue reading

Around Town

Intermediate Microsoft Excel, 9-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Learn to use Excel spreadsheets and other intermediate level skills. Free. Details: 586-5718. Writing… Continue reading

DMV launches email notice program

The Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles has begun a program to notify drivers by email when their vehicle registration is due or when their license… Continue reading