Answering Juneau’s succession question

Mayor Greg Fisk’s untimely death Monday left a grieving city with far more questions than answers. One of the more perplexing — and pressing —… Continue reading

David Katzeek, second from right, speaks during a public ceremony at the Walter Soboleff Center Tuesday for the return of a Chilkat robe recently acquired on eBay. Sealaska Heritage Institute purchased the robe in November from eBay seller George Blucker of Texas who willingly took a loss on the sale so the piece could be repatriated to the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian.

Ceremony celebrates Chilkat blanket’s return

They were there to see an ancestor.On Tuesday afternoon, more than 50 Southeast residents gathered at the clan house in the Walter Soboleff Building to… Continue reading

David Katzeek, second from right, speaks during a public ceremony at the Walter Soboleff Center Tuesday for the return of a Chilkat robe recently acquired on eBay. Sealaska Heritage Institute purchased the robe in November from eBay seller George Blucker of Texas who willingly took a loss on the sale so the piece could be repatriated to the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian.
Tourists visit the Templo Mayor archaeological site in Mexico City on Tuesday.

Mexico experts: Passageway may lead to Aztec ruler

MEXICO CITY — A Mexican archaeologist said his team has found a tunnel-like passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers, the latest chapter in… Continue reading

Tourists visit the Templo Mayor archaeological site in Mexico City on Tuesday.
Iraqi security forces take combat position at the front-line against Islamic State group militants as they seek to retake Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province, on Monday.

Iraqi forces surround Ramadi, but it could be a long siege

BAGHDAD — After months of sluggish progress, stalled advances and outright failures, Iraqi troops and militias backed by U.S.-led airstrikes have surrounded the key city… Continue reading

Iraqi security forces take combat position at the front-line against Islamic State group militants as they seek to retake Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar province, on Monday.

Miners propose new exploration road near Haines border

Mining company Constantine North Inc. has requested permission to build a 2.5-mile extension to an existing mine road as it prepares new test drilling at… Continue reading

Wasilla man named to halibut panel

Jeffery Kauffman of Wasilla has been named an alternate to an Alaska resident seat on the International Pacific Halibut Commission. The commission annually sets quotas… Continue reading

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

Assault• At 1:57 p.m. Monday, a 25-year-old man was arrested for domestic violence assault in the Juneau area. He was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional… Continue reading

Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel goes up for a shot against Los Angeles Lakers' Roy Hibbert during the first half Tuesday in Philadelphia.

76ers top Lakers for 1st win of season, snap 28-game skid

PHILADELPHIA — Kobe Bryant breezed through the Philadelphia 76ers locker room and said to no one in particular, “keep it going, guys.”His homecoming game spoiled,… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2015
  • By DAN GELSTON
Philadelphia 76ers' Nerlens Noel goes up for a shot against Los Angeles Lakers' Roy Hibbert during the first half Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Rain water sits on top of thin ice on Mendenhall Lake on Monday.

Photo: Mendenhall Lake run

Rain water sits on top of thin ice on Mendenhall Lake on Monday.… Continue reading

Rain water sits on top of thin ice on Mendenhall Lake on Monday.

Downtown ‘Pocket Park’ demolition nearly complete

The demolition of Gunakadeit Park, the first phase in demolishing the Gastineau Apartments, is substantially complete, according to an email from the City and Borough… Continue reading

Juneau nears the mark for wettest year

If it were snow, you’d have to crawl out a second-story window.Juneau received just over a foot of precipitation in November, its second-wettest in recorded… Continue reading

Anchorage LGBT non- discrimination ordinance encounters opposition

ANCHORAGE — A new effort is underway to repeal the recently enacted Anchorage law protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination.The repeal referendum… Continue reading

Reality TV star seeks permit for art retreat at Fox River

KENAI — Star of the Discovery channel reality show “Alaska: The Last Frontier” Atz Kilcher is looking to build up a site at Fox River… Continue reading

Obama: Parts of deal must be legally binding

LE BOURGET, France — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that parts of the global warming deal being negotiated in Paris should be legally binding on… Continue reading

In this undated photo provided by Mark Zuckerberg, Max Chan Zuckerberg is held by her parents, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Zuckerberg. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife announced the birth of their daughter, Max, as well as plans to donate most of their wealth to a new organization that will tackle a broad range of the world's ills. (Mark Zuckerberg via AP)

Facebook CEO, now a father, will give away most of his money

SAN FRANCISCO — Talk about birth announcements: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife say they’ll devote nearly all their wealth — roughly $45 billion… Continue reading

In this undated photo provided by Mark Zuckerberg, Max Chan Zuckerberg is held by her parents, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Zuckerberg. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife announced the birth of their daughter, Max, as well as plans to donate most of their wealth to a new organization that will tackle a broad range of the world's ills. (Mark Zuckerberg via AP)

Boston Marathon bomber’s lawyers argue for new trial

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev — sentenced to death for his admitted role in the deadly 2013 attack — deserves a new… Continue reading

Is Planned Parenthood shooting domestic terrorism?

WASHINGTON — The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic brought several guns, ammunition and propane tanks that officials say… Continue reading

Police: Sisters tried to strangle mom with computer cords

WILLOWICK, Ohio — Two sisters tried to strangle their mom with braided computer cords on Thanksgiving and then tried to kill her with a towel… Continue reading

Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release

CHICAGO — Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teenager… Continue reading

Officer says he told boy to show hands before fatal shots

A white Cleveland patrolman who shot a 12-year-old black boy carrying a pellet gun told investigators that he and his partner continuously yelled “show me… Continue reading