A bullet hole is seen Sunday in the window of the restaurant on Rue de Charonne, Paris, where attacks took place on Friday.

Paris attacks signal move toward more global IS strategy

BAGHDAD — As the deadly attacks in Paris made horrifically clear, the Islamic State group is determined to establish itself as the dominant jihadist movement… Continue reading

A bullet hole is seen Sunday in the window of the restaurant on Rue de Charonne, Paris, where attacks took place on Friday.

Disagreements threaten uneasy truce between tribes, Maine

PLEASANT POINT, Maine — Eighty-one years after a neglected tribal water supply caused a devastating outbreak of typhoid fever and a century after the state… Continue reading

Future uncertain for rare white deer at weapons site

ROMULUS, N.Y. — Hundreds of ghostly white deer roaming among overgrown munitions bunkers at a sprawling former Army weapons depot face an uncertain future after… Continue reading

Marcy Merrill, a nursing student at UAA, poses for a photo on Nov. 3 in Anchorage.  Merrill traveled out of state multiple times for medical procedures, saving tens of thousands of dollars in the process.

Alaska’s high health care costs drive patients out of state

ANCHORAGE — In 2007, Marcy Merrill decided it was finally time to get some help. She was obese, but wouldn’t truly admit it.Then one day,… Continue reading

Marcy Merrill, a nursing student at UAA, poses for a photo on Nov. 3 in Anchorage.  Merrill traveled out of state multiple times for medical procedures, saving tens of thousands of dollars in the process.

Search underway for Ketchikan hiker

A search is underway for a 22-year-old hiker in Ketchikan who was last seen Wednesday struggling to descend a mountain, possibly under the influence of… Continue reading

Committee asks for special sales tax for pot

If the city’s Marijuana Committee has its way, there will be a pot-related proposition on Juneau’s municipal election ballots in October. At their meeting Thursday,… Continue reading

Recall targets mayor in family spending controversy

ANCHORAGE — Residents are working to recall the mayor whose staff spent public money on purchases from and for her family members.Eighteen residents who applied… Continue reading

Former Sealaska CEO dies at age 68

Sealaska Corp. has announced the death of former president and CEO Robert Loescher.The news was delivered by email Friday afternoon. Loescher was of the Eagle… Continue reading

Ferry advisory board to meet Monday

Alaska’s Marine Transportation Advisory Board will meet starting at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Anchorage.On the board’s agenda is a presentation about the ferry system’s operations… Continue reading

Missing hunter found near Hoonah after search

A missing hunter was found Tuesday morning near Hoonah after an overnight search, Alaska State Troopers reported Thursday.Loren Cummins, 54, of Juneau, had been hunting… Continue reading

Around town for Sunday, Nov. 15

Knights of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Catholic Church. $10 for a family and $4 for an individual.Open trap shooting, 10… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Sunday, Nov. 15, 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

In this Nov. 30, 2011 photo, Juneau Superior Court Judge Phillip Pallenberg, left, shares a laugh with District Court Judge Thomas Nave, center, and Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez, during Menendez's swearing-in ceremony at the Dimond Courthouse. Pallenberg has put his name forward for a judgeship on the Alaska Supreme Court.

Juneau judge tries again for Alaska Supreme Court

Juneau Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg is trying again for the honor of serving on the Alaska Supreme Court.The capital city justice is among eight… Continue reading

In this Nov. 30, 2011 photo, Juneau Superior Court Judge Phillip Pallenberg, left, shares a laugh with District Court Judge Thomas Nave, center, and Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez, during Menendez's swearing-in ceremony at the Dimond Courthouse. Pallenberg has put his name forward for a judgeship on the Alaska Supreme Court.
Schools in jeopardy

Schools in jeopardy

Arthur Sharp remembers traveling with his elders in search of a new area to call home after a devastating earthquake rattled Southcentral Alaska in 1964.“They… Continue reading

Schools in jeopardy

Anchorage police arrest woman suspected of 3 armed robberies

ANCHORAGE — A woman suspected of armed robberies at two Anchorage coffee shops was disarmed and arrested when she attempted to rob a tobacco shop,… Continue reading

Rev. Dr. Phil Campbell, of the Northern Light United Church, gives a talk about the closing of the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Juneau by the Presbyterian Board of National Missions in 1962 during ceremonies for Dr. Walter Soboleff Day on Friday. Dr. Soboleff was pastor of the Memorial Presbyterian Church from 1940 until 1962.

Photos: Walter Soboleff Day

Mary Richey Sell and Nadine Hafner, right, of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, carry a painting of Dr. Walter Soboleff to show elders after the painting… Continue reading

Rev. Dr. Phil Campbell, of the Northern Light United Church, gives a talk about the closing of the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Juneau by the Presbyterian Board of National Missions in 1962 during ceremonies for Dr. Walter Soboleff Day on Friday. Dr. Soboleff was pastor of the Memorial Presbyterian Church from 1940 until 1962.
A woman carrying flowers cries in front of the Carillon cafe and the Petit Cambodge restaurant Saturday in Paris.

Eiffel Tower goes dark as France mourns

PARIS — The Eiffel Tower stood dark in a symbol of mourning Saturday night as France struggled to absorb the deadliest violence on its soil… Continue reading

A woman carrying flowers cries in front of the Carillon cafe and the Petit Cambodge restaurant Saturday in Paris.

Restaurant fires patron who berated autistic delivery driver

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska restaurant is being overwhelmed with goodwill after its owner defended an autistic delivery driver who was berated by a customer.The customer… Continue reading

Most Alaska superdelegates undecided on candidate pick

JUNEAU — Three of the Alaska delegates free to support whomever they want as the Democrats’ nominee for president say they still haven’t made up… Continue reading

Bethel City Council drops protests against 2 liquor licenses

BETHEL — Bethel officials are withdrawing their protests to two liquor license applications, reversing a decision last week to keep the protests in place.The Bethel… Continue reading