Rotaract club organizes food drive this Saturday

The Juneau Rotaract Club has organized a food drive for the Southeast Alaska Food Bank. It will take place Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m.-4… Continue reading

Photo: Legislative treat

Rep. Scott Kawasaki, D-Fairbanks, offers Floyd Dryden Middle School eighth graders candy during the students visit to the Capitol on Thursday. The students were escorted… Continue reading

Home expo kicks off tonight.

The 2016 Home & Outdoor Living Expo will kick off tonight with a wine and beer tasting event from 5-8 p.m. at Centennial Hall. On… Continue reading

Lawmakers focus on Cook Inlet during Fish Board hearing

JUNEAU — Deep divisions between fishermen harvesting Cook Inlet salmon again dominated discussion as legislators quizzed two appointees to Alaska’s Board of Fisheries during a… Continue reading

Searchers find body of man missing on trip back to village

ANCHORAGE — A 63-year-old man missing from the southwest village of Akiachak has been found dead.Alaska State Troopers say Evon Wassilie was found alongside his… Continue reading

Seahawks bring back Kearse on 3-year deal

The Seattle Seahawks continue to focus on retaining their own free agents by agreeing to terms with wide receiver Jermaine Kearse.Kearse and the Seahawks reached… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2016

IOC retests Beijing drug samples ahead of Rio

LONDON — Armed with enhanced techniques, the IOC is retesting hundreds of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics to weed out drug cheats before… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2016
  • By STEPHEN WILSON

Osweiler signs $72M deal with Texans

HOUSTON — The Houston Texans weren’t letting Brock Osweiler escape.Sure, the Denver Broncos were eager to hold onto the free agent quarterback with Peyton Manning… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2016
  • By KRISTIE RIEKEN

Fairbanks man facing charges over joyride in stolen airport vehicle

FAIRBANKS— A Fairbanks man is facing charges that he stole an airport vehicle and drove it down Fairbanks International Airport taxiways and runways minutes before… Continue reading

A downed spruce tree sits near the East Glacier Trail at the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area in June 2014.

Murkowski questions federal Tongass plan

ANCHORAGE — The U.S. Forest Service is looking to expedite the transition away from old-growth timber in the Tongass National Forest, a plan Alaska Sen.… Continue reading

A downed spruce tree sits near the East Glacier Trail at the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area in June 2014.

Military to check for water contamination at 664 sites

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The military is checking whether chemicals from firefighting foam might have contaminated groundwater at hundreds of sites nationwide and potentially tainted drinking… Continue reading

Lawmaker proposes taxes on legal, illegal marijuana products

JUNEAU — Marijuana growers in Alaska could see operation expenses spike if a tax and bond bill introduced by an Anchorage lawmaker passes.The bill would… Continue reading

Migrants stuck at closed borders, others seeking new routes

IDOMENI, Greece — Desperate migrants and refugees piled up Thursday in fetid fields of mud at a closed border crossing as officials warned that a… Continue reading

In this Feb. 24 photo, workers wearing masks collect radioactive waste at a private house's garden in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan.

Fukushima ‘decontamination troops’ often exploited, shunned

MINAMISOMA, Japan — The ashes of half a dozen unidentified laborers ended up at a Buddhist temple in this town just north of the crippled… Continue reading

In this Feb. 24 photo, workers wearing masks collect radioactive waste at a private house's garden in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan.
In this March 3 photo, a Michigan State Police officer shoots at the doors of a Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicle during ballistic testing of doors against small arm fire at the Livingston Conservation and Sports Association in Brighton, Michigan.

Ford makes police car doors that stop armor-piercing bullets

DETROIT — It’s a first for police cars: Doors that can protect against armor-piercing bullets.Ford will soon be offering the doors on its Police Interceptor… Continue reading

In this March 3 photo, a Michigan State Police officer shoots at the doors of a Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicle during ballistic testing of doors against small arm fire at the Livingston Conservation and Sports Association in Brighton, Michigan.

Obama says GOP leaders to blame for party ‘crackup’

WASHINGTON — Years of Republican hardline politics and divisive rhetoric have spawned Donald Trump and the “crackup” of the GOP, President Barack Obama said Thursday,… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2016
  • By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY and STEVE PEOPLES
  • Nation-World

Gunmen worked as team to kill 5 at cookout

WILKINSBURG, Pa. — Two gunmen working as a team fatally shot five people and critically wounded two others at a backyard cookout, with one attacker… Continue reading

Rep. Ivy Spohnholz, D-Anchorage, center, is congratulated by Speaker of the House Mike Chenault after her official swearing-in to her House seat at the Capitol on Thursday. Along with other representatives watching the event is Spohnholz's mother, Ann, who was appointed to the House by Gov. Steve Cowper in 1989.

Gruenberg’s replacement sworn into Legislature as budget hits House floor

The Alaska Legislature’s newest member was sworn in on Thursday morning and found herself in a hotly contested budget debate 15 minutes later.“What a day… Continue reading

Rep. Ivy Spohnholz, D-Anchorage, center, is congratulated by Speaker of the House Mike Chenault after her official swearing-in to her House seat at the Capitol on Thursday. Along with other representatives watching the event is Spohnholz's mother, Ann, who was appointed to the House by Gov. Steve Cowper in 1989.
Tyler Myers, president of the Myers Group and owner of IGA Foodland, left, greets Scott Watts, owner of Ron's Apothecary Shoppe, at IGA Foodland on Wednesday. The new pharmacy will open later this month.

New downtown pharmacy opening March 21 in Foodland IGA

Ron’s Apothecary Shoppe is opening a second location inside Foodland IGA in the downtown Willoughby District.Standing in front of empty shelves behind the pharmacy counter,… Continue reading

Tyler Myers, president of the Myers Group and owner of IGA Foodland, left, greets Scott Watts, owner of Ron's Apothecary Shoppe, at IGA Foodland on Wednesday. The new pharmacy will open later this month.
Gov. Bill Walker addresses the media at the Capitol on Thursday about his signing of Administrative Order 281 to explore potential opportunities for efficiency and consolidation of three state corporations-Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA), Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) and the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA). Standing behind Gov. Walker are the executive directors of each corporation: John Springsteen, AIDEA, left, Bryan Butcher, AHFC, center, and Sara Fisher-Goad, AEA.

Governor suggests studying whether to merge three state corporations

Gov. Bill Walker is planning to analyze three big state-owned corporations with an eye toward combining some of their operations or even consolidating them.On Thursday… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker addresses the media at the Capitol on Thursday about his signing of Administrative Order 281 to explore potential opportunities for efficiency and consolidation of three state corporations-Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA), Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) and the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA). Standing behind Gov. Walker are the executive directors of each corporation: John Springsteen, AIDEA, left, Bryan Butcher, AHFC, center, and Sara Fisher-Goad, AEA.