Brian Wilson, a research analyst for the Alaska Mental Health Board, speaks to Juneau residents attending a lunch meeting on the city's homeless vulnerability index in the Assembly chambers on Monday.

Falling in between the cracks

Within the already delicate homeless population exists a subgroup of people classified as vulnerable. Their greatest vulnerability — a premature death.A two-day search by Glory… Continue reading

Brian Wilson, a research analyst for the Alaska Mental Health Board, speaks to Juneau residents attending a lunch meeting on the city's homeless vulnerability index in the Assembly chambers on Monday.
Attorney General Craig Richards speaks to the media about his change of plans to speak to the House Judiciary Committee on Monday.

Secrecy rules create angry conflict in Legislature

A dispute over the amount of secrecy allowed to board members of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation resulted in an unusual angry speech on the… Continue reading

Attorney General Craig Richards speaks to the media about his change of plans to speak to the House Judiciary Committee on Monday.

Land trade helps city tackle housing

Just off of Glacier Highway, across from Sherwood Lane, sits the city-owned Pederson Hill Subdivision. It’s hard to recognize unless you know what you’re looking… Continue reading

Barbara Huff Tuckness, a spokeswoman for Teamsters Union Local 959, speaks in favor of the TransCanada buyout proposal during public testimony in the House Finance Committee at the Capitol on Monday.

Legislature advances pipeline buyout

The state’s buyout of gas pipeline partner TransCanada advanced on Monday to the floor of the Alaska Senate en route to what seems to be… Continue reading

Barbara Huff Tuckness, a spokeswoman for Teamsters Union Local 959, speaks in favor of the TransCanada buyout proposal during public testimony in the House Finance Committee at the Capitol on Monday.
Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, talks with legislators at his desk during an "at ease" in the House of Representatives at the Capitol on Monday.

House minority objects to Arctic drilling complaint

Members of the Alaska House minority raised procedural objections Monday morning as the body prepared a formal complaint in response to the federal government’s cancellation… Continue reading

Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, talks with legislators at his desk during an "at ease" in the House of Representatives at the Capitol on Monday.

Writer, editor face trial for sexual content

CAIRO — Egypt’s prosecution referred to trial a writer and the editor-in-chief of Egypt’s top literary magazine on Saturday for publishing sexually explicit material and… Continue reading

Mongolia, between big neighbors, seeks permanent neutrality

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Sandwiched between China and Russia, landlocked Mongolia has long tread a middle path, maintaining a balance between Moscow and Beijing while… Continue reading

Afghanistan to accept those deported from Germany

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan will take back all its citizens to be deported from Germany as the European country struggles to accommodate hundreds of thousands… Continue reading

Ethnic Madhesi protesters throw stones and bricks at Nepalese policemen in Birgunj, a town on the border between India and Nepal on Monday.

Police in south Nepal fire at protesters; Indian man killed

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Police shot Monday at ethnic protesters who attacked a police station with a gasoline bomb and stones on Nepal’s southern border, killing… Continue reading

Ethnic Madhesi protesters throw stones and bricks at Nepalese policemen in Birgunj, a town on the border between India and Nepal on Monday.

At Egypt resort, ‘Russian season’ year round

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — “Davai! Spasibo!” cry the restaurant touts along the main strip in Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh resort, a mecca of Oriental kitsch where… Continue reading

Prison farm beds might be needed again to house prisoners

ANCHORAGE — A company providing research and data analysis to the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission said if nothing is done to reduce the inmate population… Continue reading

A pedestrian walks past a closed Chipotle restaurant Monday, Nov. 2 in Seattle. An E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations after the chain’s third foodborne illness this year sickened about two dozen people.

E. coli in Northwest marks Chipotle’s 3rd outbreak this year

SEATTLE (AP) — Chipotle closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations after the chain’s third foodborne illness this year sickened about two dozen people —… Continue reading

A pedestrian walks past a closed Chipotle restaurant Monday, Nov. 2 in Seattle. An E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants closed 43 of its Pacific Northwest locations after the chain’s third foodborne illness this year sickened about two dozen people.

Around town for Tuesday, Nov. 3

Digital World class, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way. Course will include: Google - Calendar, Drive, Sites (for web pages), Chrome Social… Continue reading

S&P gives good marks to governor’s Permanent Fund plan

On Monday, credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s said Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed changes to the way the Alaska Permanent Fund is used “is a… Continue reading

Group promises to challenge closure of small schools

A group calling itself Citizens for the Educational Advancement of Alaska’s Children has pledged to oppose a proposal from Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, that would… Continue reading

Cruz joins Alaska Republican primary

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas and a prospect to become the Republican presidential candidate in 2016, has filed for Alaska’s March 1 primary.The filing was announced… Continue reading

University of Alaska Board of Regents to decide budget

The board of directors for the University of Alaska is expected to approve a 9 percent tuition hike when it meets Wednesday morning in Anchorage.The… Continue reading

Mendenhall Library to hold grand opening Saturday

The new Mendenhall Valley Public Library will hold a grand-opening celebration from 11 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and the public is invited to… Continue reading

Gov. Walker accepts FEMA aid for North Slope

Gov. Bill Walker announced Monday that he has accepted financial support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to address damage caused by an August storm… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Nov. 3, 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