Yup’ik singer Byron Nicholai to perform Friday and Saturday

Yup’ik singer Byron Nicholai who gained national attention through his Facebook page “I Sing. You Dance” will perform in Shuká Hít (the clan house) at… Continue reading

Around Town

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. Storytime, 11 a.m.,… Continue reading

White House: Scrap drilling revenue sharing with Gulf states

NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana’s U.S. senators and environmental groups are blasting the White House for proposing to help Alaska deal with rising seas by taking… Continue reading

Sen. Donald Olson, D-Golovin, center, sits between Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, right, and Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, left, and Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, foreground, to watch the State of the Judiciary speech at the Capitol on Wednesday. Sen. Olson announced his move to the Republican-controlled Senate majority caucus Wednesday.

Dem joins GOP-led majority in Senate

JUNEAU - The Republican-led Senate majority has added another member: Democratic Sen. Donny Olson of Golovin.The move leaves four Democrats in the minority.In a release,… Continue reading

Sen. Donald Olson, D-Golovin, center, sits between Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, right, and Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, left, and Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, foreground, to watch the State of the Judiciary speech at the Capitol on Wednesday. Sen. Olson announced his move to the Republican-controlled Senate majority caucus Wednesday.

Man killed in police shooting was lawmaker’s nephew

ANCHORAGE — A volunteer fire official who died in an officer-involved shooting in a northern Alaska community was the nephew of a state lawmaker.Vincent Nageak… Continue reading

Ex-SS guard on trial in late push to punish Nazi crimes

DETMOLD, Germany — A 94-year-old former SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp is going on trial this week on 170,000 counts of accessory to… Continue reading

In this photo taken Feb. 4, Joy Sakari, a 400-meter runner, left, and Francisca Koki Manunga, a hurdler, right, who were both banned for doping at the 2015 world championships, speak exclusively to The Associated Press in the town of Embu, Kenya.

Kenya athletes allege bribery in doping crackdown

EMBU, Kenya — Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2016
  • By JOHN LEICESTER
In this photo taken Feb. 4, Joy Sakari, a 400-meter runner, left, and Francisca Koki Manunga, a hurdler, right, who were both banned for doping at the 2015 world championships, speak exclusively to The Associated Press in the town of Embu, Kenya.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, raises a fist as he arrives for a breakfast meeting with Al Sharpton at Sylvia's Restaurant, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Sanders defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Christie drops out of race; Trump faces fresh test in S.C.

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Now officially a winner after clinching New Hampshire, Donald Trump faces a fresh test for his once-improbable campaign as the Republican presidential… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2016
  • By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY and KATHLEEN RONAYNE
  • Nation-World
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, raises a fist as he arrives for a breakfast meeting with Al Sharpton at Sylvia's Restaurant, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Sanders defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Yellen: Persistent economic weakness could slow rate hikes

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Wednesday that global weakness and falling financial markets could depress the U.S. economy’s growth and slow the… Continue reading

Senate passes bill to hit N. Korea with harsher sanctions

WASHINGTON — The Senate has unanimously approved legislation that aims to derail North Korea’s drive for nuclear weapons by hitting Pyongyang with more stringent sanctions.Republicans… Continue reading

A telephone wire for 700 Juneau phone lines is sprawled across the left turn lane on Vintage Drive Wednesday after an Arrow Refuse truck's garbage lift hooked on the line, bringing it down and traffic to a stop.

Disconnected: Truck driver takes out 700 phone lines

An Arrow Refuse driver brought down a telephone line while making a right turn onto Riverside Drive Wednesday morning, potentially interrupting several phone calls in… Continue reading

A telephone wire for 700 Juneau phone lines is sprawled across the left turn lane on Vintage Drive Wednesday after an Arrow Refuse truck's garbage lift hooked on the line, bringing it down and traffic to a stop.
Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, introduces her bill, SB 114, to the Senate State Affairs Committee at the Capitol on Tuesday. McGuire's bill relating to the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation is a competing bill to the one offered by Gov. Bill Walker.

Legislator’s plan promises to halve state’s swelling deficit

For 13 months, Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, has been working on a plan to use Permanent Fund earnings to partially balance Alaska’s state budget.On Tuesday,… Continue reading

Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, introduces her bill, SB 114, to the Senate State Affairs Committee at the Capitol on Tuesday. McGuire's bill relating to the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation is a competing bill to the one offered by Gov. Bill Walker.
Attorney Sheldon Winters, of Lessmeier & Winters, LLC, argues in front of Alaska Supreme Court Justices Peter Maassen, left, Dana Fabe, Craig Stowers, Daniel Winfree and Joel Bolger, right, in the case of Erin O'Kelley Long v. Robert Arnold at the Dimond Courthouse Tuesday.  The justices heard oral arguments in three other cases, including one involving the alleged wrongful firing of an Alaska Airlines employee.

State Supreme Court hears case against Alaska Airlines for firing employee

The Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments in four separate cases in Juneau court Tuesday, including one case alleging the wrongful firing of an Alaska… Continue reading

Attorney Sheldon Winters, of Lessmeier & Winters, LLC, argues in front of Alaska Supreme Court Justices Peter Maassen, left, Dana Fabe, Craig Stowers, Daniel Winfree and Joel Bolger, right, in the case of Erin O'Kelley Long v. Robert Arnold at the Dimond Courthouse Tuesday.  The justices heard oral arguments in three other cases, including one involving the alleged wrongful firing of an Alaska Airlines employee.
Nora E. Thomas, 28, speaks to Assistant Public Defender Eric Hedland during her arraignment in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday for the death of 50-year-old Christopher K. Kenney in 2014.

Defendant in 2014 homicide pleads not guilty

A 28-year-old woman arrested in connection to a fatal stabbing in 2014 pleaded not guilty through her attorney during her arraignment Tuesday.Nora Edith Thomas, a… Continue reading

Nora E. Thomas, 28, speaks to Assistant Public Defender Eric Hedland during her arraignment in Juneau Superior Court on Tuesday for the death of 50-year-old Christopher K. Kenney in 2014.

Jury selection begins for ex-UAF player’s sex assault trial

FAIRBANKS — Jury selection has begun for the trial of a former University of Alaska Fairbanks hockey player accused of sexually assaulting a woman on… Continue reading

Tribal officials train for domestic violence responses

BETHEL — Violence Against Women Act training is underway in Bethel for the first time since Alaska’s Attorney General issued an opinion that state officials… Continue reading

Vehicle strikes, kills teen pedestrian walking along road

WASILLA — A 15-year-old boy walking on a road near Wasilla was struck and killed Monday afternoon by a vehicle.Alaska State Troopers said Austin Edenfield… Continue reading

Police & fire for Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

Fire and medical• On Sunday, Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to 12 EMS calls, two transport calls, and a fire alarm at a building on Glacier… Continue reading

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, Commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Northern Command, speaks to the Joint Armed Services Committee to give an Alaskan Command update at the Capitol on Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Bryan Owens, Commander General of the U.S. Army Alaska, Laurie Hummel, Adjutant General of the Alaska National Guard and commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and Rear Admiral Daniel B. Abel,Commander of the 17th Coast Guard District, also spoke to the committee.

Photo: Military Brass

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, Commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Northern Command, speaks to the Joint Armed Services Committee to give an Alaskan Command… Continue reading

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Russell Handy, Commander, Alaskan Command, U.S. Northern Command, speaks to the Joint Armed Services Committee to give an Alaskan Command update at the Capitol on Tuesday. Maj. Gen. Bryan Owens, Commander General of the U.S. Army Alaska, Laurie Hummel, Adjutant General of the Alaska National Guard and commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, and Rear Admiral Daniel B. Abel,Commander of the 17th Coast Guard District, also spoke to the committee.

Park proposes no increase for Glacier Bay cruise ships

Glacier Bay National Park is proposing no increase in the number of cruise ships allowed within the park in 2017.According to a notice published by… Continue reading