Oil companies lose trans-Alaska pipeline case

ANCHORAGE — A federal agency has barred the oil company owners of the trans-Alaska pipeline from charging higher fees for moving oil after they mismanaged… Continue reading

Alaska wants Fairbanks area split into 2 air quality zones

FAIRBANKS — The state of Alaska is calling on the federal government to split Fairbanks and North Pole into separate smoke pollution non-attainment areas.The Fairbanks… Continue reading

Black Friday madness missing in rural Alaska communities

ANCHORAGE — Forget about long lines and pushy shoppers ready to do battle for sweet Black Friday deals. In rural Alaska, residents are far removed… Continue reading

Jennifer Narvaez swims with her daughters, Mary, 2, center, and Margaret, 4, at the Dimond Park Aquatics Center on Thursday, Nov. 5.

Pool Board cuts prices to grow users

Juneau’s Aquatics Board members are testing the waters with reduced prices in hopes that community members will take the plunge and become loyal users once… Continue reading

Jennifer Narvaez swims with her daughters, Mary, 2, center, and Margaret, 4, at the Dimond Park Aquatics Center on Thursday, Nov. 5.

Cable TV hunting show hosts pleads guilty in poaching case

JUNEAU — The host of a cable TV hunting show has pleaded guilty as part of an investigation into poaching on a remote national preserve… Continue reading

Juneau police officers joined by a U.S. Forest Service enforcement officer wait at the corner of Glacier Highway and Berners Avenue during a search for a man who robbed the Heritage Coffee Company stand at the Airport Shopping Center in August 2013.

JPD force rate below national average

Last year, Juneau Police Department officers used force in about 2.7 percent of all arrests, down from 2013. That rate was lower than in many… Continue reading

Juneau police officers joined by a U.S. Forest Service enforcement officer wait at the corner of Glacier Highway and Berners Avenue during a search for a man who robbed the Heritage Coffee Company stand at the Airport Shopping Center in August 2013.
Second and third grade students from Harborview Elementary School frolic in a pile of dried leaves at Evergreen Cemetery on Tuesday. An annual event organized by Linda Torgerson, students from downtown schools collected, bagged and stored the leaves to be used on Monday and Tuesday.

Photos: Jumping in leaves

Second and third grade students from Harborview Elementary School frolic in a pile of dried leaves at Evergreen Cemetery on Tuesday. An annual event organized… Continue reading

Second and third grade students from Harborview Elementary School frolic in a pile of dried leaves at Evergreen Cemetery on Tuesday. An annual event organized by Linda Torgerson, students from downtown schools collected, bagged and stored the leaves to be used on Monday and Tuesday.

‘Creed’ balances brutality, theatricality

LOS ANGELES — Sylvester Stallone knows most of Rocky Balboa’s famous fights would have been stopped by a real-life referee long before the battered and… Continue reading

Redmayne, Hooper reunite for transgender tale ‘Danish Girl’

TORONTO — In a pivotal scene early in Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl,” the 1920s Copenhagen painter Einar Wegener, as played by Eddie Redmayne, sits… Continue reading

Troopers ID man found dead on Shuyak Island

KODIAK — Authorities have released the identity of the man found shot to death near a lodge on a remote island northwest of Kodiak.Alaska State… Continue reading

Garbage pickup shifts due to holiday

Curbside garbage pickup will be delayed one day due to the Thanksgiving holiday, according to Pacific Waste, which collects most of the capital city’s residential… Continue reading

Troopers: Extra road caution encouraged during holiday travels

Alaska State troopers will be on high alert this holiday break, with extra traffic enforcement focused on seat belt safety.Troopers will also focus their attention… Continue reading

Around town for Wednesday, Nov. 25

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

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Nov. 25

Burglary• At 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a burglary in the 9900 block of Stephen Richards Memorial Drive. Investigation continues.Fire… Continue reading

Opaque military justice system shields child sex abuse cases

WASHINGTON — More inmates are in U.S. military prisons for sex crimes against children than for any other offense, an Associated Press investigation has found,… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2015
  • By RICHARD LARDNER and EILEEN SULLIVAN
  • Nation-World

Obama and Hollande pledge solidarity against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of Western solidarity, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday to escalate airstrikes against the Islamic… Continue reading

Alaska buys out company’s interest in gas pipeline project

JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker announced Tuesday the completion of the state’s acquisition of TransCanada Corp.’s interest in a major gas project Alaska is pursuing,… Continue reading

Donations to schools destroyed by Bethel fire piling up

BETHEL — Donated school supplies have been pouring in following the destruction of two schools in the Kilbuck building fire, but school officials say they… Continue reading

In this Nov. 5 photo, a couple from Britain hold their baby, born on Oct. 17 by a surrogate, in Anand, India. The couple came to Akanksha Clinic after being unable to bear a child for 15 years.

Indian surrogates feel hurt by government ban on foreign clients

NEW DELHI — For thousands of childless couples the world over, India has been the go-to destination to fulfill their dreams of becoming parents, thanks… Continue reading

In this Nov. 5 photo, a couple from Britain hold their baby, born on Oct. 17 by a surrogate, in Anand, India. The couple came to Akanksha Clinic after being unable to bear a child for 15 years.

Turkey shoots down Russian jet

MOSCOW — Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at… Continue reading