Mayor Merrill Sanford, left, concedes the election to Greg Fisk in the Assembly Chamber Tuesday evening.

Photo: Outgoing incumbent

Mayor Merrill Sanford, left, concedes the election to Greg Fisk in the Assembly Chamber Tuesday evening.… Continue reading

Mayor Merrill Sanford, left, concedes the election to Greg Fisk in the Assembly Chamber Tuesday evening.

Photo: Bald eagle soars over harbor

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

Familiar, fresh faces for school board

With 12 years of experience, Andi Story returns to Juneau’s School Board, along with newcomers Josh Keaton and Emil Mackey.Tuesday’s election results showed Story, 500… Continue reading

Pres. Barack Obama speaks at the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience as Secretary of State John Kery listens at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage on Monday.

Alaska hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker’s administration spent $50,000 on consultants to help prepare for a visit by President Barack Obama and nearly another $2,000 on… Continue reading

Pres. Barack Obama speaks at the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience as Secretary of State John Kery listens at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage on Monday.
The Alaska State Marine Highway Ferry Fairweather pulls up to the Auke Bay Terminal in June 2014. The Fairweather - one of the state's newest ferries - is among four that the marine highway proposes laying up next summer.

State plans to lay up more ferries

Anticipated budget cuts are sinking service by the Alaska Marine Highway.On Tuesday, the state ferry system unveiled a summer 2016 draft schedule that shows four… Continue reading

The Alaska State Marine Highway Ferry Fairweather pulls up to the Auke Bay Terminal in June 2014. The Fairweather - one of the state's newest ferries - is among four that the marine highway proposes laying up next summer.
Greg Fisk gets help toasting his win for mayor of Juneau over Merrill Sanford by Patty Ware, left, Patricia Hull and Janet Kussart, right, at his Seward Street campaign headquarters Tuesday evening.

Fisk unseats incumbent Sanford for mayor

Tuesday’s election was an overwhelming defeat for Juneau mayor Merrill Sanford, who was ousted by new challenger Greg Fisk by a whopping 66 percent of… Continue reading

Greg Fisk gets help toasting his win for mayor of Juneau over Merrill Sanford by Patty Ware, left, Patricia Hull and Janet Kussart, right, at his Seward Street campaign headquarters Tuesday evening.
In this file photo, Alaska Supreme Court Justice Dana Fabe gives the State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Feb. 11 as Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, left, and Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, listen.

Justice Dana Fabe puts down gavel

After becoming the first woman to serve on the Alaska Supreme Court 20 years ago and the first female Alaska chief justice, Dana Fabe has… Continue reading

In this file photo, Alaska Supreme Court Justice Dana Fabe gives the State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature on Feb. 11 as Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, left, and Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, listen.

Around town for Wednesday, Oct. 7

Computer Basics, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way.Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., Cropley Lake. No dogs or firearms. Details: 586-0428.Day… Continue reading

Becky Zaverl, a three-time cancer survivor, poses below the Antler Arch near the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center in Fairbanks on Sept. 18. Zaverl, a three time cancer survivor, is the driving force behind the Fairbanks Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K family walk, a fundraising event.

Fairbanks native, three-time cancer survivor shares story

FAIRBANKS — Becky Zaverl is one of those rare people who can make you feel you’ve known her your entire life, even though you just… Continue reading

Becky Zaverl, a three-time cancer survivor, poses below the Antler Arch near the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center in Fairbanks on Sept. 18. Zaverl, a three time cancer survivor, is the driving force behind the Fairbanks Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K family walk, a fundraising event.

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Conditions violation• At 8:19 p.m. Monday, Dirk Daugherty, 34, was arrested in the 2500 block of Vista Drive for violating conditions of release from jail.… Continue reading

Cancer awareness display at The Alaska Club's valley location.

The Alaska Club fundraises for Cancer Connection

Anyone who has been to The Alaska Club recently may have noticed new — and eye-catching pink — displays at the front counters.The fitness club… Continue reading

Cancer awareness display at The Alaska Club's valley location.

Astros defeat Yankees, advance to ALDS

NEW YORK — A year ago, no one could’ve pictured this. Yet here they were, Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros, soaking in champagne, merrily… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2015
  • By HOWIE RUMBERG

Defense lawyer: White officer targeted black player

NEW YORK — A white police officer singled out a black professional basketball player as he filed out of a trendy nightclub this year, sparking… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2015
  • By JAKE PEARSON

Approaching debate, Clinton, Sanders showing differences

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton is beginning to draw contrasts with her chief Democratic rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, as they approach their first presidential… Continue reading

S. Carolina cleans up, but worries remain

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The family of Miss South Carolina 1954 found her flood-soaked pageant scrapbook on a dining room floor littered with dead fish on… Continue reading

Thousands of federal drug inmates set for early release

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of federal inmates serving sentences for drug crimes are set for early release next month under a cost-cutting measure intended to… Continue reading

Right-to-die backers say California helps fight elsewhere

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It will soon be legal for the terminally ill to end their own lives in the nation’s most populous state, and… Continue reading

Groups form alliance to tackle climate change by initiative

SEATTLE — A coalition of diverse groups is launching a new initiative effort to tackle climate change, raising the prospect that Washington voters could face… Continue reading

Seattle woman charged in death of boyfriend’s toddler son

SEATTLE (AP) — King County prosecutors have charged a 20-year-old Seattle woman accused of kicking her boyfriend’s 17-month son to death.The Seattle Times reported Alicia… Continue reading

Coffee combo: Peet’s buying Stumptown Coffee Roasters

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Peet’s Coffee & Tea is buying the popular premium coffee company Stumptown Coffee Roasters, bringing the once independent brand more into… Continue reading