Jordan Cooper, left, and Brady Allio receive their first-place certificates in videography from Roger Healy for the Jan Neimeyer iDida Photography and Video Contest at Thunder Mountain High School on Thursday. Healy is the husband of Neimeyer, a local art teacher who died in August 2013.

Juneau iDida digital arts contest celebrates departed teacher

In the Thunder Mountain High School library, a crowd of parents, high school students and elementary students alike filled the available seating to watch the… Continue reading

Jordan Cooper, left, and Brady Allio receive their first-place certificates in videography from Roger Healy for the Jan Neimeyer iDida Photography and Video Contest at Thunder Mountain High School on Thursday. Healy is the husband of Neimeyer, a local art teacher who died in August 2013.

After four months, progress on removing sunken tugboat

Four months after the 96-foot tugboat Challenger sank in Gastineau Channel, detailed efforts to remove the hulk are about to begin.On Friday, U.S. Coast Guard… Continue reading

Economy expected to strengthen after weak 4th quarter

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy struggled to grow in the October-December quarter as consumer spending, business investment and exports slowed. Yet despite global weakness and… Continue reading

ASPCA makes huge seizure of 600 animals from no-kill shelter

RALEIGH, N.C. — One of the largest rescues of companion animals in the history of the ASPCA is being carried out in North Carolina, where… Continue reading

This undated photo provided by Forrest Fenn shows an estimated 2 million dollars of gold jewelry and other artifacts that Fenn has hidden for treasures hunters to find. Thousands have set off into the wilds of the West in search for Forrest Fenn's cache of gold, jewelry and artifacts. But until now, none of the treasure hunters has been in such a dangerous predicament as Randy Bilyeu, who has gone missing along Rio Grande in northern New Mexico. (Forrest Fenn via AP)

Treasure hunter disappears searching for $2 million in gold

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An antiquities dealer who inspired tens of thousands to search the Rocky Mountains for $2 million in hidden treasure now leads an… Continue reading

This undated photo provided by Forrest Fenn shows an estimated 2 million dollars of gold jewelry and other artifacts that Fenn has hidden for treasures hunters to find. Thousands have set off into the wilds of the West in search for Forrest Fenn's cache of gold, jewelry and artifacts. But until now, none of the treasure hunters has been in such a dangerous predicament as Randy Bilyeu, who has gone missing along Rio Grande in northern New Mexico. (Forrest Fenn via AP)

Iran flies unarmed military drone over US aircraft carrier

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran flew a surveillance drone over a U.S. aircraft carrier and published video of the encounter Friday, the latest in a series… Continue reading

Gleyse Kelly da Silva, 27, holds her daughter Maria Giovanna, who was born with microcephaly, outside their house in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. Brazilian officials still say they believe there's a sharp increase in cases of microcephaly and strongly suspect the Zika virus, which first appeared in the country last year, is to blame. The concern is strong enough that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this month warned pregnant women to reconsider visits to areas where Zika is present. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Life at Zika epicenter a struggle for afflicted family

RECIFE, Brazil — Around the fifth month of her pregnancy, Daniele Ferreira dos Santos fell ill with a high fever and angry red splotches on… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2016
  • By MAURICIO SAVARESE and JENNY BARCHFIELD
  • Nation-World
Gleyse Kelly da Silva, 27, holds her daughter Maria Giovanna, who was born with microcephaly, outside their house in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. Brazilian officials still say they believe there's a sharp increase in cases of microcephaly and strongly suspect the Zika virus, which first appeared in the country last year, is to blame. The concern is strong enough that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this month warned pregnant women to reconsider visits to areas where Zika is present. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

UN: More child sex abuse cases by European troops in Africa

GENEVA — The U.N. human rights office says it has turned up six more cases of alleged sexual abuse against children by European troops in… Continue reading

Donald Stokes, a loading dock supervisor for Walmart, left, listens to Jeff Smith, the Southeast Regional Adult Basic Education Coordinator for The Learning Connection, during a special job fair for Walmart employees held at Gruening Park on Friday. Juneau's Walmart is slated to close Feb. 4.

Walmart workers shop for jobs as closure looms

On a typical day, Krista Harris leaves Walmart during her lunch break and walks to her home nearby to eat with her two young boys.… Continue reading

Donald Stokes, a loading dock supervisor for Walmart, left, listens to Jeff Smith, the Southeast Regional Adult Basic Education Coordinator for The Learning Connection, during a special job fair for Walmart employees held at Gruening Park on Friday. Juneau's Walmart is slated to close Feb. 4.

Woman arrested in unsolved 2014 death

Alaska authorities on Friday arrested a 28-year-old woman in connection to a homicide that has gone unsolved in Juneau for more than a year, according… Continue reading

House, Senate Democrats promote equal pay ideal

Friday marked the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and at a press conference marking the anniversary at the Alaska Capitol, Sen.… Continue reading

Polaris House pauses for Skeek

Friends and family members of Linda Skeek gathered at Polaris House in Juneau for an informal memorial service on Friday. “She was just a really… Continue reading

Murkowski reports ending 2015 with about $3.1M for campaign

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has reported bringing in more than $575,000 toward her re-election bid during the last quarter of 2015.Murkowski… Continue reading

Vicki Soboleff displays her Margaret Nick Cooke Award for Alaska Native Arts and Languages during the 2016 Governor's Awards for the Arts & Hunanities held at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center in Juneau on Jan. 28, 2016.
Vicki Soboleff displays her Margaret Nick Cooke Award for Alaska Native Arts and Languages during the 2016 Governor's Awards for the Arts & Hunanities held at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center in Juneau on Jan. 28, 2016.

Fairbanks woman to compete in race up Empire State Building

FAIRBANKS — A Fairbanks woman is going to the top of a New York skyscraper the hard way.Fairbanks radio station KFAR reports Kristen Rozell will… Continue reading

US declares 22 Clinton emails ‘top secret’

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Friday that Hillary Clinton’s home server contained closely guarded government secrets, censoring 22 emails that… Continue reading

Engineered salmon banned from import

Two months after it declared a genetically engineered salmon safe to eat, the Food and Drug Administration has banned its import.On Friday, the FDA announced… Continue reading

Artist-in-residence Edward Littlefield directs Floyd Dryden Middle School music students during an assembly on Friday. 'Telling Our Stories: Voices on the Land' is a residency sponsored by Sealaska Heritage Institute that allowed Littlefield to explore culture and music with over 180 students during the three week program.

Photo: Voices on the land

Artist-in-residence Edward Littlefield directs Floyd Dryden Middle School music students during an assembly on Friday. ‘Telling Our Stories: Voices on the Land’ is a residency… Continue reading

Artist-in-residence Edward Littlefield directs Floyd Dryden Middle School music students during an assembly on Friday. 'Telling Our Stories: Voices on the Land' is a residency sponsored by Sealaska Heritage Institute that allowed Littlefield to explore culture and music with over 180 students during the three week program.

Long-term corrections inmate dies at Anchorage hospital

ANCHORAGE — A 71-year-old man imprisoned for more than 40 years after a conviction for kidnapping and sexual assault has died.The Alaska Department of Corrections… Continue reading

Grand jury indicts Fairbanks man in 2015 shooting death

FAIRBANKS — A 23-year-old Fairbanks suspect has been indicted in the shooting death of a man whose body was found last year near the Tanana… Continue reading