A look at what’s next for the major players in Syria’s war

The U.S., Russia and more than a dozen other countries met Thursday in Munich to discuss halting the fighting in Syria, while forces of President… Continue reading

Alaska adopts new rules for dispersant use in oil spills

ANCHORAGE — Alaska oil spill responders have adopted new rules for the rapid use of chemical dispersant but say dispersant will continue to be considered… Continue reading

Season opens without its stars

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Jeff Gordon will be in the booth and Tony Stewart in a bed when the NASCAR season begins.Neither NASCAR star will… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2016
  • By JENNA FRYER
Jamie Bursell

Assembly fills vacant D2 seat

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly is whole again. Mayor Mary Becker announced today at the Business Roundtable Luncheon that the Assembly has chosen… Continue reading

Jamie Bursell

Kenai Peninsula remains top location for affordable housing

KENAI — While the price for homes is cheaper in Fairbanks, purchasing a home in the Kenai Peninsula Borough may be the most affordable option… Continue reading

North Slope mayor pays overdue fine for campaign violations

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct an inaccurate headline that read "North Pole mayor."ANCHORAGE — An Alaska mayor has paid an unusually… Continue reading

Shotgun shooting leaves man wounded in Anchor Point

ANCHOR POINT — Alaska State Troopers are investigating a shooting on the Kenai Peninsula that left a man wounded.Troopers at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday received a… Continue reading

Police ID man who died in single car crash last week

ANCHORAGE — Police have identified the driver who died in a one-vehicle crash in South Anchorage last week.Police in a Thursday statement said 27-year-old Frank… Continue reading

Former Wings owner files for bankruptcy

The Portland-based commuter airline SeaPort Airlines, Inc., which used to own Wings of Alaska, recently filed for bankruptcy.The Feb. 5 filing does not affect the… Continue reading

Rorie Watt

CBJ city manager search finally over

The City and Borough of Juneau didn’t have to look far to find its new city manager after all.After working as a city employee for… Continue reading

Rorie Watt
Craig Stowers, Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, reacts to introducing his wife, Monique, during his State of the Judiciary speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Wednesday.

State courts to adjourn at noon on Fridays

Alaska’s court system will operate on half days every Friday starting July 1, Supreme Court Justice Craig Stowers told the Alaska Legislature on Wednesday.In the… Continue reading

Craig Stowers, Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, reacts to introducing his wife, Monique, during his State of the Judiciary speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature at the Capitol on Wednesday.

‘Chuck-e-Cheese legislation’ passes Senate

The Alaska Senate voted unanimously, 20-0 on Wednesday, to approve a measure that clarifies the state’s gambling laws with respect to businesses like Chuck-e-Cheese and… Continue reading

Hunt for city manager drags on

The half-year hunt for Juneau’s next city manager is nearing its end, but not as quickly as some people, Assembly members included, had hoped. After… Continue reading

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott speaks at the Native Issues Forum sponsored by the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday.

Photo: Native Issues Forum

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott speaks at the Native Issues Forum sponsored by the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska at… Continue reading

Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott speaks at the Native Issues Forum sponsored by the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday.

Report: Trees in Kodiak borough parcel likely to die

KODIAK — A recent report predicts a mass tree die-off on Kodiak Island Borough land that was scorched by a wildfire last summer.The borough hired… Continue reading

Ahtna announces purchase of sand, gravel, asphalt company

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska Native regional corporation says it has acquired a sand and gravel company in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.Ahtna Inc. says it has purchased… Continue reading

Hollis man charged with driving through ferry security gate

HOLLIS — A 35-year-old southeast Alaska man suspected of driving a van through a security gate at a ferry terminal was arrested Tuesday.Alaska State Troopers… Continue reading

AMHS gets OK to power Matanuska with Rolls Royce

The federal government has granted the Alaska Marine Highway System permission to install a Rolls Royce propeller, shafts and gearing aboard the ferry Matanuska.Federal permission… Continue reading

University of Alaska to talk realignment next week

The University of Alaska Board of Regents will meet on Thursday and Friday next week to consider its “Strategic Pathways” program radically realigning the programs… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in… Continue reading