Lawmakers hear pipeline buyout timeline

Lawmakers considering a buyout of Canadian pipeline firm TransCanada are preparing to advance a plan that allows a buyout before an important Dec. 4 vote.On… Continue reading

October finishes drier than normal

October is the heart of the rainy season in Juneau, but not so much in 2015.According to figures from the National Weather Service office here,… Continue reading

Legislature readies complaint after Arctic drilling nixed

The Alaska Legislature is preparing an official complaint letter to President Barack Obama after the federal government canceled planned oil and gas lease sales in… Continue reading

Spike in moose-vehicle collisions on Kenai Peninsula

KENAI — The Kenai Peninsula has seen a recent spike in the number of moose dying in collisions with vehicles, as six of the animals… Continue reading

In this Oct. 22 photo, Kelly Shaw, left, talks with Matthew Beckwitch about a Tire Pressure Monitor Initializer during an Advanced Automotive Class at Hutchison High School in Fairbanks.

Fairbanks schools quietly become auto skills powerhouses

FAIRBANKS — When it comes to career and technical education, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District can compete with the best and biggest.North Pole… Continue reading

In this Oct. 22 photo, Kelly Shaw, left, talks with Matthew Beckwitch about a Tire Pressure Monitor Initializer during an Advanced Automotive Class at Hutchison High School in Fairbanks.

Legislative lease lawsuit shows lawmaker emailed developer

ANCHORAGE — An attorney is using emails between a lawmaker and developer in his case against the Legislature’s $4 million lease on renovated Anchorage office… Continue reading

Around town for Monday, Nov. 2

Computer Basics, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way.Digital World class, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way. Course will include:… Continue reading

Two women participate in a Voodoo ritual in tribute to Baron Samdi and the Gede family of spirits during Day of the Dead celebrations Sunday at the National Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Haitians mark Voodoo day of the dead

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Revelers streamed into cemeteries across Haiti on Sunday bearing beeswax candles, food offerings and bottles of rum infused with hot peppers to… Continue reading

Two women participate in a Voodoo ritual in tribute to Baron Samdi and the Gede family of spirits during Day of the Dead celebrations Sunday at the National Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Islamic State group advances in central Syria, seizing town

BEIRUT — The Islamic State militant group is advancing in central Syria, seizing control of a town that lies near a highway leading to the… Continue reading

Russian jet broke up at high altitude

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — The Russian jetliner that crashed shortly after takeoff from an Egyptian resort city broke up at high altitude, scattering fragments of… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2015
  • By BRIAN ROHAN and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
  • Nation-World
Jeb Bush, second from left, is flanked by Mike Huckabee, left, Marco Rubio, center, Donald Trump, second from right, and Ben Carson during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado on Oct. 28.

Frustrated GOP contemplate changes to debate setup

WASHINGTON — Republican candidates frustrated by their party’s presidential debates are contemplating changes to those remaining on the nomination calendar, even beyond the GOP chairman’s… Continue reading

Jeb Bush, second from left, is flanked by Mike Huckabee, left, Marco Rubio, center, Donald Trump, second from right, and Ben Carson during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado on Oct. 28.
This photo  shows, Logan Miller, from left, as Carter, Tye Sheridan as Ben and Joey Morgan as Augie in the film "Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse."

‘Burnt,’ ‘Crisis,’ add to a pileup of flops at box office

NEW YORK — Sandra Bullock’s political satire “Our Brand Is Crisis” and Bradley Cooper’s chef drama “Burnt” added to a pileup of flops at the… Continue reading

This photo  shows, Logan Miller, from left, as Carter, Tye Sheridan as Ben and Joey Morgan as Augie in the film "Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse."
Phil Isaak, right, and Nik Reis of Ike's Fuel finish filling a home heating oil tank downtown on Friday.

Bringing LNG to the CBJ

Alaska Electric Light and Power Company, commonly known to Southeast Alaskans as AEL&P, may soon have to squeeze a “G” into the acronym representing its… Continue reading

Phil Isaak, right, and Nik Reis of Ike's Fuel finish filling a home heating oil tank downtown on Friday.

Daylight saving compromise proposed in House

A Wasilla Republican has suggested a compromise that could assuage the fears of Alaskans concerned about the proposed elimination of daylight saving time in the… Continue reading

A Seattle company is considering buying the Gastineau Apartments at Franklin and Front Streets which has been left vacant after a fire on November 5, 2012.

Developers to buy, restore Gastineau Apartments

A Seattle company entered into an agreement with the owner of the Gastineau Apartments on Thursday to buy the burned-out buildings.Public Private Partnership LLC and… Continue reading

A Seattle company is considering buying the Gastineau Apartments at Franklin and Front Streets which has been left vacant after a fire on November 5, 2012.

Legislator’s advisers also call for TransCanada buyout

The advisers hired by the Alaska Legislature to provide an independent view of the AKLNG natural gas project say they agree with the state in… Continue reading

Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, left, Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, and Rep. Liz Vazquez, R-Anchorage, listen to Steve Butt, senior project manager of the ExxonMobil Development Company and currently serving as the project manager for the Alaska LNG Project, as he testifies in front of the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol on Friday.

AKLNG project head says it’s on course

The AKLNG natural gas project will be big enough to supply 5 percent of the world’s natural gas. It will carry enough gas to meet… Continue reading

Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, left, Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, and Rep. Liz Vazquez, R-Anchorage, listen to Steve Butt, senior project manager of the ExxonMobil Development Company and currently serving as the project manager for the Alaska LNG Project, as he testifies in front of the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol on Friday.

Gunman kills 3 in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man marching down the street shot and killed three people on Saturday, before being fatally shot in a gunbattle with… Continue reading

Justices review choice of all-white murder trial jury

WASHINGTON — Prosecutor Stephen Lanier’s meaning was unmistakable when he urged jurors in north Georgia to sentence the defendant to death in part to deter… Continue reading

Around town for Sunday, Nov. 1

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Trap Club is open to members and public trap… Continue reading