Paris on her mind

It was a bitter Friday the 13th for Nina Lacroix.Sitting in U.S. history class, 16-year-old Lacroix received a message from a friend back in her… Continue reading

FBI will take lead in Sitka Taser probe

The FBI will be taking the lead in the investigation of a 2014 Taser incident in the Sitka jail, police chief Sheldon Schmitt said Monday.On… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2015
  • By TOM HESSE and SHANNON HAUGLAND
  • Local News

Second major oil company abandons Arctic exploration

Environmental groups are hailing the announcement that Norwegian oil giant Statoil is giving up on its oil and gas exploration in the Arctic Ocean north… Continue reading

Census weighs changes to counting American Indians

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Census Bureau is testing new questions on tribal enrollment to try to get a more accurate count of American Indians… Continue reading

Salt Lake City elects first openly gay mayor amid setbacks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Utah lawmaker Jackie Biskupski on Tuesday became the first openly gay mayor of Salt Lake City, the capital of… Continue reading

Rime ice extends several feet horizontally from a sign marking the summit of 5,774-foot Mount Adams, the second highest mountain in New England, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in northern New Hampshire. Monday's freezing fog and strong winds formed the rime ice, creating a winter wonderland above treeline in New Hampshire's aptly named White Mountains. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Snow hits Colorado, could bring tornadoes to south

DENVER — A powerful wintery storm dumped heavy snow on parts of Colorado on Tuesday while bringing the threat of tornadoes to millions in central… Continue reading

Rime ice extends several feet horizontally from a sign marking the summit of 5,774-foot Mount Adams, the second highest mountain in New England, on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in northern New Hampshire. Monday's freezing fog and strong winds formed the rime ice, creating a winter wonderland above treeline in New Hampshire's aptly named White Mountains. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

More Thanksgiving travelers; don’t get stuck at airport

NEW YORK — A stronger economy and lower gas prices mean Thanksgiving travelers can expect more congested highways this year.During the long holiday weekend, 46.9… Continue reading

Charlie Sheen says he is HIV-positive, bad boy days are over

NEW YORK (AP) — Charlie Sheen said his bad-boy days are over and, with Tuesday’s declaration that he’s HIV-positive, he aims to become an inspiration… Continue reading

Adviser: Carson struggling with foreign policy

Some advisers to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson say he is struggling to grasp the complexities of foreign policy, his closest confidant said Monday, acknowledging… Continue reading

Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees

WASHINGTON — Republicans urged an immediate closure of America’s borders to Syrian refugees Tuesday, drawing angry denunciations from some Democrats and igniting an emotional debate… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2015
  • By ERICA WERNER and ALICIA A. CALDWELL
  • Nation-World

Clinton, Sanders spar over taxes, health care

DALLAS — Intensifying their rivalry, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday accused Bernie Sanders of charting a tax increase on middle-class families and undercutting President Barack… Continue reading

A sign welcoming Syrian refugees is placed at the entrance to the office of the Arizona governor during a rally at the Arizona Capitol Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Phoenix.   Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has joined a growing number of governors calling for an immediate halt to the placement of any new refugees in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris.  The U.S. State Department says Arizona has received 153 Syrian refugees so far this year. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

When refugees arrive in US, here’s what they can expect

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has announced plans to steadily increase the number of refugees accepted in the United States for the next two years.Those… Continue reading

A sign welcoming Syrian refugees is placed at the entrance to the office of the Arizona governor during a rally at the Arizona Capitol Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Phoenix.   Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has joined a growing number of governors calling for an immediate halt to the placement of any new refugees in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris.  The U.S. State Department says Arizona has received 153 Syrian refugees so far this year. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Two police officers stand in the HDI-Arena in Hannover, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 just before the stadium was evacuated before the friendly soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands.

Germany-Netherlands match called off shortly before kickoff

HANNOVER, Germany — The friendly soccer game between Germany and the Netherlands was canceled at short notice due to the serious threat of an attack… Continue reading

Two police officers stand in the HDI-Arena in Hannover, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 just before the stadium was evacuated before the friendly soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands.
Coast Guard studies shipping lanes for Bering Sea routes

Coast Guard studies shipping lanes for Bering Sea routes

ANCHORAGE — More Arctic sea ice melting each summer from global warming is making it easier for ships to plot routes through the environmentally sensitive… Continue reading

Coast Guard studies shipping lanes for Bering Sea routes

New study warns against standardized pay for Alaska teachers

ANCHORAGE — A standardized salary schedule for Alaska’s teachers would be a benefit to schools, but would be too expensive to implement, according to a… Continue reading

Kenai Peninsula tackling invasive plant problem

KETCHIKAN — The Kenai Peninsula is leading efforts in eradicating elodea, an invasive aquatic plant species found in various parts of the state.The leafy, long-stemmed… Continue reading

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a medication used to reverse the effects of opioids. Capital City Fire/Rescue has been increasingly using this drug during emergency calls to save people who have overdosed on heroin.

In one weekend, 5 drug overdoses in Juneau

Juneau police suspect a strong batch of “China White” powder heroin may be to blame for a recent spike in drug overdoses this weekend.Five people… Continue reading

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a medication used to reverse the effects of opioids. Capital City Fire/Rescue has been increasingly using this drug during emergency calls to save people who have overdosed on heroin.

Man gets 25 years for near-fatal stabbing

Wielding a hunting knife over his step-sister on the stairs of their home, Wayne W. Williams stabbed her 16 times and had no intention of… Continue reading

Sammy Becker skis through fresh snow at Eaglecrest on Monday.

Winter storm warning issued for Juneau; 8-14 inches of snow expected

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Juneau as the capital city prepares to receive what may be its heaviest snowfall… Continue reading

Sammy Becker skis through fresh snow at Eaglecrest on Monday.
Commissioner Ron Taylor.

Report: Big problems in DOC

A four-month investigation has found significant problems within the Alaska Department of Corrections, and Gov. Bill Walker has accepted the resignation of the commissioner of… Continue reading

Commissioner Ron Taylor.