Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders dies of cancer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Flip Saunders, who rose from the backwaters of basketball’s minor leagues to become one of the most powerful men in the NBA… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2015
  • By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Shepherds lead their sheep through the center of Madrid, Spain on Sunday in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices.

Shepherds guide 2,000 sheep through Madrid

MADRID — Spanish shepherds have led 2,000 sheep through the streets of Madrid in defense of age-old droving, grazing and migration rights that are increasingly… Continue reading

Shepherds lead their sheep through the center of Madrid, Spain on Sunday in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices.

Bangladesh rejects Islamic State’s claim

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh’s government on Sunday dismissed the Islamic State group’s claim that it was behind a bomb attack on thousands of Shiite Muslims… Continue reading

Southeast residents protest ferry cutbacks

KETCHIKAN — Southeast Alaska residents are worried ferry service will fall next year to what may be the lowest level in decades.Concerned residents filled the… Continue reading

In this Oct. 15 photo, Dr. Paul Landen, an associate professor of psychology at Kenai Peninsula College, displays woven tapestries, a prayer flag and a book of Buddhist doctrine purchased on his travels to Bhutan, during a talk at the Soldotna college.

Kenai Peninsula College professor travels to Bhutan

KENAI — Dr. Paul Landen began training last October for hiking in the Bhutanese mountains, but the 2,000-foot climbs still took the wind out of… Continue reading

In this Oct. 15 photo, Dr. Paul Landen, an associate professor of psychology at Kenai Peninsula College, displays woven tapestries, a prayer flag and a book of Buddhist doctrine purchased on his travels to Bhutan, during a talk at the Soldotna college.

Report: Southeast economy poised for downward swing

Southeast Alaska’s economy appears to be entering a stormy season.That’s the conclusion of a new report completed by Rain Coast Data and the Southeast Conference.… Continue reading

Some of the crew of the polar icebreaker U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy head to downtown Juneau as others stand watch on Friday. The ship stopped in Juneau during a return trip to it's Seattle base after it's Arctic West Summer 2015 science mission.

Photo: On the lookout

Kirk Thorsteinson holds up his son, Craig, 5, so he can look through the 20-power binoculars on the bridge of the polar icebreaker U.S. Coast… Continue reading

Some of the crew of the polar icebreaker U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy head to downtown Juneau as others stand watch on Friday. The ship stopped in Juneau during a return trip to it's Seattle base after it's Arctic West Summer 2015 science mission.

Alaskan stranded in Russia after flight canceled

ANCHORAGE — Sivoy Miklahook booked his flight to Russia when there were no scheduled return flights to Alaska, but he figured something would come up… Continue reading

DNR: TransCanada ‘supportive’ of buyout

Canadian pipeline builder TransCanada supports a proposal to buy out its stake in the proposed trans-Alaska natural gas pipeline, deputy natural resources director Marty Rutherford… Continue reading

In this photo taken on Oct. 13, Marjorie Tahbone of Nome, left, and Denali Whiting, of Kotzebue, take a selfie during the First Alaskans Institute Elders and Youth Conference in Anchorage.

Inupiaq woman joins traditional tattooing movement

ANCHORAGE — Marjorie Tahbone pushed a needle into and back out of a woman’s forearm, allowing the ink-covered end of the cotton thread to soak… Continue reading

In this photo taken on Oct. 13, Marjorie Tahbone of Nome, left, and Denali Whiting, of Kotzebue, take a selfie during the First Alaskans Institute Elders and Youth Conference in Anchorage.

Around town for Monday, Oct. 26

Computer Basics, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way.Tai Chi class for ages 60 and older, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Filipino Communit Hall. Enrollment… Continue reading

Police blotter for Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

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

New ACA challenge heads for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul are taking yet another challenge to the law to the Supreme Court, and say they… Continue reading

Republicans view Trump as most electable

WASHINGTON — Republican voters view Donald Trump as their strongest general election candidate, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that highlights the sharp contrast between… Continue reading

Ohio cases highlight online ‘sextortion’ of teens

CINCINNATI — Three federal cyberstalking cases that surfaced within a few days of each other in the Cincinnati area have underscored widening challenges in protecting… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2015
  • By DAN SEWELL
Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, welcomes legislators back to the Capitol and gives thanks to Pam Varni, executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency, Jeff Goodell, Capitol building manager, and Dawson construction for their work getting the Capitol ready for the Special Session that started on Saturday.

Photo: Welcome back

Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, welcomes legislators back to the Capitol and gives thanks to Pam Varni, executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency, Jeff… Continue reading

Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, welcomes legislators back to the Capitol and gives thanks to Pam Varni, executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency, Jeff Goodell, Capitol building manager, and Dawson construction for their work getting the Capitol ready for the Special Session that started on Saturday.
This photo provided by Emmanuel Wattecamps-Etienne, shows him posing for a photo with his cat.

French sailor had no fear in leaping to rescue boat

ANCHORAGE — The French sailor who made a daring jump from high up the rigging pole of his disabled ship to a rescue boat said… Continue reading

This photo provided by Emmanuel Wattecamps-Etienne, shows him posing for a photo with his cat.

Kasich first on Republican ballot

John Kasich, Ohio’s governor and a Republican candidate to become president, has become the first person to file for the Republican primary in Alaska.The news… Continue reading

Around town for Sunday, Oct. 25

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Trap Club is open to members and public trap… Continue reading

Obama: Limit standardized tests

WASHINGTON — Addressing one of education’s most divisive issues, President Barack Obama on Saturday called for capping standardized testing at 2 percent of classroom time… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2015
  • By JOSH LEDERMAN and JENNIFER C. KERR
  • Nation-World