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.

Alaska farmers want prison-run slaughterhouse kept open

ANCHORAGE — Farmers across Alaska are fighting to keep a state-run slaughterhouse open after lawmakers announced plans to shut down the facility next June due… Continue reading

CCFR makes another heroin overdose save

Police say a 34-year-old Juneau woman overdosed on heroin Saturday morning, but she was revived by responding EMTs.Juneau Police Department officers responded to the 6… Continue reading

Henry Maier, 4, and Alexander Andrews, 3, sled past other members of Neighborhood Kids pre-school during an outing at Eaglecrest on Monday.

Season’s first snow leaves dusting in capital, powder elsewhere

The first measurable snowfall of the cold season arrived in Juneau over the weekend, with 0.4 inches recorded by the National Weather Service at Juneau… Continue reading

Henry Maier, 4, and Alexander Andrews, 3, sled past other members of Neighborhood Kids pre-school during an outing at Eaglecrest on Monday.

New ferries on schedule, on budget

The Alaska-class ferries destined to be the future of the Alaska Marine Highway System in Lynn Canal are under construction on schedule and on budget.That… Continue reading

Trump is fifth to join Alaska’s Republican primary

Donald Trump has qualified for the Alaska Republican Party’s March 1 primary, the party announced by email Monday.“It is my great honor to be accepted… Continue reading

Oil and gas lease sales scheduled for Wednesday

The Alaska Division of Oil and Gas and the Bureau of Land Management are scheduled to hold lease sales Wednesday for oil and gas extraction… Continue reading