Group raises concern with Medicaid bill fraud provisions

JUNEAU — The head of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association says fraud and abuse provisions in a bill aimed at containing and… Continue reading

US rig count drops 12 this week to 502; Texas down 5

HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 12… Continue reading

Federal agency investigates removal of eagle nest near Sitka

SITKA — U.S. wildlife officials are investigating the removal of a federally protected eagle nest from land being developed near Sitka after the public raised… Continue reading

Jose Antonio Delgado, 47, is a Juneau resident and person of interest in connection to a drive by shooting that took place Wednesday morning near Fourth Street. JPD is warning the public to consider Delgado as possibly armed and to not try to contact him directly. People who know the whereabouts of Delgado are encouraged to contact JPD immediately at 586-0600.

Second person tied to drive-by shooting arrested

The man believed to have pulled the trigger in a Wednesday morning drive-by shooting is now in police custody, according to a Juneau Police Department.Officers… Continue reading

Jose Antonio Delgado, 47, is a Juneau resident and person of interest in connection to a drive by shooting that took place Wednesday morning near Fourth Street. JPD is warning the public to consider Delgado as possibly armed and to not try to contact him directly. People who know the whereabouts of Delgado are encouraged to contact JPD immediately at 586-0600.

Walker signs Courtview records removal bill

Gov. Bill Walker has signed a bill to erase the online court records of people who have been acquitted of crimes in Alaska.Courtview is the… Continue reading

The east side of Lynn Canal is seen on the morning on February 3, 2014.

State agency approves path of undersea cable in Lynn Canal

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has reached an agreement with Alaska Power and Telephone on the path of an undersea fiber-optic cable between Juneau… Continue reading

The east side of Lynn Canal is seen on the morning on February 3, 2014.

Deputy education commissioner to retire

Three weeks after the head of Alaska’s Department of Education and Early Development announced his departure, one of his deputies is headed out the door… Continue reading

One of the three paddles reported missing, seen in action during the Glacier Valley Elementary School's 2008 production of “Tides and the Tempest."

Native art goes missing from Juneau elementary school

When librarian Kaye Peters walked into the Glacier Valley Elementary School library the morning of Feb. 9, she noticed two corner bookshelves were out of… Continue reading

One of the three paddles reported missing, seen in action during the Glacier Valley Elementary School's 2008 production of “Tides and the Tempest."

Tip leads police to woman linked to drive-by shooting

Juneau Police Department detectives followed up on a tip Thursday morning that helped them locate one person of interest tied to a drive-by shooting.Police found… Continue reading

Sweeping crime bill sees opposition

JUNEAU — An Alaska lawmaker’s efforts to put a dent in the state’s rising prison population have run afoul of a victim rights’ organization and… Continue reading

University of Alaska President Dr. Jim Johnsen

UA gains some funding back, but still takes a budget hit

The House subcommittee on the University of Alaska budget accepted a smaller cut than the one proposed by Rep. Tammie Wilson last week, but rejected… Continue reading

University of Alaska President Dr. Jim Johnsen
Dr. Andre Rosay presents the results of the 2015 Alaska Victimization Survey to the Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault during their meeting in Juneau on Thursday. Lauree Morton, Executive Director for the CDVSA, left, and Richard Irwin, Chair of the CDVSA, listen during the meeting held in the Gold Belt Building.

‘Still atrocious, still unacceptable’

In 2015, more women in Alaska entered adulthood without a traumatic sexual assault lingering in their past than years prior.A survey funded by Alaska’s Council… Continue reading

Dr. Andre Rosay presents the results of the 2015 Alaska Victimization Survey to the Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault during their meeting in Juneau on Thursday. Lauree Morton, Executive Director for the CDVSA, left, and Richard Irwin, Chair of the CDVSA, listen during the meeting held in the Gold Belt Building.

Legislature takes big bite out of marketing for fish and folks

A subcommittee of the Alaska House is recommending big cuts to the budgets of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute and state-funded tourism marketing efforts.The Alaska… Continue reading

Oil booms and absorbent pads are deployed at Twin Lakes downhill from an home heating oil tank failure in Mountainside Estates on Feb. 3.

DEC: Twin Lakes oil spill close to clean

By this time next week, the yellow and white booms that have surrounded a storm drain in Twin Lakes since the beginning of the month… Continue reading

Oil booms and absorbent pads are deployed at Twin Lakes downhill from an home heating oil tank failure in Mountainside Estates on Feb. 3.
Businessman Donald Trump, center, speaks as  Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left and Ted Cruz, R-Texas look on during a Republican presidential primary debate at The University of Houston on Thursday.

Anxious to slow Trump, both Rubio and Cruz go after him

HOUSTON — Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz barreled into Thursday’s Republican debate eager to seize one last chance to slow Donald Trump’s before next week’s… Continue reading

Businessman Donald Trump, center, speaks as  Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left and Ted Cruz, R-Texas look on during a Republican presidential primary debate at The University of Houston on Thursday.

Nevada gov withdraws from high court vacancy

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said Thursday he is not interested in being considered for the Supreme Court vacancy — a decision that… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2016
  • By MICHELLE RINDELS and MARY CLARE JALONICK
  • Nation-World

Mumbai sets no-selfie zones as deaths linked to selfies rise

MUMBAI, India — Look around in any major Indian city, and you will find someone with an arm outstretched, mobile phone in hand, smiling widely… Continue reading

In this Feb. 22 photo, vice-presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. waves to supporters during his campaign sortie in Muntinlupa city, southeast of Manila, Philippines.

30 years after Marcos’ fall, his son aims for No. 2 job

MANILA, Philippines — Three decades after a “people power” revolt ousted his dictator father, Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was wooing voters on the campaign trail… Continue reading

In this Feb. 22 photo, vice-presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. waves to supporters during his campaign sortie in Muntinlupa city, southeast of Manila, Philippines.

Egyptian intellectuals campaign against jailing of novelist

CAIRO — Egyptian writers, artists and film-makers have launched a public campaign for greater freedom of creativity and expression following the jailing of a novelist… Continue reading

Juneau District Court Judge Keith Levy speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce about recidivism rates in Alaska's judicial system at the Hanger Ballroom on Thursday. Attorney Ben Brown and Sen. John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, also spoke during the Chamber's weekly luncheon.

Photo: Chamber speaker

Juneau District Court Judge Keith Levy speaks to the Chamber of Commerce about recidivism rates in Alaska’s judicial system at the Hanger Ballroom on Thursday.… Continue reading

Juneau District Court Judge Keith Levy speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce about recidivism rates in Alaska's judicial system at the Hanger Ballroom on Thursday. Attorney Ben Brown and Sen. John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, also spoke during the Chamber's weekly luncheon.