One less preschool option

In less than two weeks, signs that a nearly 20-year-old preschool closed are apparent: a disconnected phone line at the front office and empty playgrounds.The… Continue reading

After falling on hard times and living out of a tent at the Mendenhall Campgrounds a few years ago, Apryle and Shannon McVey, and their chidren, Arthur, 13, Carrie, 14, Katie, 17, have found stable, affordable housing through Saint Vincent de Paul. SVDP is hoping more Juneau residents will participate in its annual "Adopt A Family" holiday program which makes sure children staying at the shelter have presents under the Christmas tree.

Without more donations, Adopt-a-Family looks ‘bleak’

With Christmas just around the corner, St. Vincent de Paul is imploring the Juneau community to participate in its annual “Adopt-a-Family” program, which gives presents… Continue reading

After falling on hard times and living out of a tent at the Mendenhall Campgrounds a few years ago, Apryle and Shannon McVey, and their chidren, Arthur, 13, Carrie, 14, Katie, 17, have found stable, affordable housing through Saint Vincent de Paul. SVDP is hoping more Juneau residents will participate in its annual "Adopt A Family" holiday program which makes sure children staying at the shelter have presents under the Christmas tree.
Darren Adams, manager of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, stands next to donated food at their warehouse on Crazy Horse Drive on Tuesday. The food bank is building a new building next spring to provide more storage area.

Food bank grows to meet city’s needs

For years, the need for food in Juneau has been growing. Now the city’s only food bank is, too.The Southeast Alaska Food Bank recently began… Continue reading

Darren Adams, manager of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, stands next to donated food at their warehouse on Crazy Horse Drive on Tuesday. The food bank is building a new building next spring to provide more storage area.

APOA fundraises for Shop With A Cop

The Capital City Chapter of the Alaska Peace Officers Association is hosting its fifth annual Shop With A Cop outing next Saturday on Dec. 19.… Continue reading

Around town for Thursday, Dec. 10

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., Douglas… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Child pornography• At 10:51 a.m. Wednesday, the Juneau Police Department received a report of possible child pornography. Confidential investigation continues.Fire and medical• On Tuesday, Capital… Continue reading

Lawmakers consider reused medical equipment

KENAI — Alaska’s Medicaid patients may soon be getting recycled wheelchairs and walkers under new legislation that could reduce costs for the state program.State lawmakers… Continue reading

This Tuesday photo, shows the $2 million Islamic Community Center in Anchorage. This building, which is still under construction but occupied, is believed to be the first mosque in Alaska.

Who are US Muslims?

When Donald Trump offered a “temporary” plan to block Muslims from entering the United States in response to jihadist terrorism, some supporters cheered while other… Continue reading

This Tuesday photo, shows the $2 million Islamic Community Center in Anchorage. This building, which is still under construction but occupied, is believed to be the first mosque in Alaska.

Ex-leaders not budging after losing Alaska tribal dispute

ANCHORAGE — Former officials in an Alaska Native village are refusing to relinquish their old office and tribal records, despite a federal appeals panel’s finding… Continue reading

Settlement agreement reached in Seward coal terminal lawsuit

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Railroad and the company that transfers coal to ships at Seward have reached a settlement with environmental groups that sued over… Continue reading

Robert Lewis Dear talks to Judge Gilbert Martinez during a court appearance on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Dear, accused of killing three people and wounding nine others at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic on Nov. 27, was charged with first-degree murder. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP, Pool)

Suspect: ‘I am a warrior for the babies’

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic stunned a courtroom Wednesday when he declared himself… Continue reading

Robert Lewis Dear talks to Judge Gilbert Martinez during a court appearance on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Dear, accused of killing three people and wounding nine others at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic on Nov. 27, was charged with first-degree murder. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP, Pool)

FBI: Calif. shooters radicalized at least 2 years ago

WASHINGTON — The two San Bernardino shooters were radicalized at least two years ago — well before one of them came to the U.S. on… Continue reading

Chicago mayor apologizes for teen’s death, vows reforms

CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, known for keeping vise-like control over Chicago and his own political image, finds himself in the weakest position of… Continue reading

Supreme Court torn over Texas affirmative action program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Torn as ever over race, the Supreme Court on Wednesday weighed whether it’s time to end the use of race in college… Continue reading

Officer testifies in his own defense at Freddie Gray trial

BALTIMORE (AP) — Officer William Porter was poised and calm as he testified in his own defense Wednesday, telling jurors that he didn’t call an… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2015
  • By JULIET LINDERMAN and DAVID DISHNEAU
  • Nation-World

Feeling like a Grinch? At least it won’t shorten your life

LONDON (AP) — There’s good news for grumpy women: Being happy apparently has no effect on how long you might live.That’s the conclusion of the… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker presents his fiscal year 2017 fiscal plan on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 in Anchorage.

Walker proposes big fix, including income tax, to solve state’s budget woes

Gov. Bill Walker has proposed the biggest changes to Alaska’s system of taxes and revenue since Jay Hammond signed legislation eliminating the state’s income tax… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker presents his fiscal year 2017 fiscal plan on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 in Anchorage.

Drawing new lines

When a charter school hoping to attract low-income students failed to get the green light by the Juneau Board of Education earlier this year, a… Continue reading

Ketchikan fishermen fined for violating Lacey Act

Three fishermen from Ketchikan admitted to violating a federal wildlife law on Tuesday for illegally catching halibut without the proper permits and selling it to… Continue reading

Alaska predicts sharp oil tax decline amid low prices

JUNEAU — The state of Alaska is projecting revenue from oil and gas production taxes at $172 million this year, a dramatic drop from two… Continue reading