AKRR approved to carry LNG

The Federal Railroad Administration has given the Alaska Railroad permission to carry liquefied natural gas.The approval is a first in the United States and was… Continue reading

Forest Service finishes highway project

The U.S. Forest Service has finished rebuilding 23 miles of road on Prince of Wales Island, speeding travel between Whale Pass and Thorne Bay.The highway,… Continue reading

Around town for Thursday, Oct. 22

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.Open lab computer training, 9 a.m.-11 a.m, The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way.Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas… Continue reading

Travis Mead, a captain with Capital City Fire/Rescue, kisses his wife, City Attorney Amy Mead, after receiving the Ken Akerley Fire Service Leadership of the Year award from Mayor Merrill Sanford at the beginning of Tuesday's Assembly meeting. Firefighter/EMT Meg Thordarson was also recognized with the Dell Moffit Award.

Photo: Firefighter awards

Travis Mead, a captain with Capital City Fire/Rescue, kisses his wife, City Attorney Amy Mead, after receiving the Ken Akerley Fire Service Leadership of the… Continue reading

Travis Mead, a captain with Capital City Fire/Rescue, kisses his wife, City Attorney Amy Mead, after receiving the Ken Akerley Fire Service Leadership of the Year award from Mayor Merrill Sanford at the beginning of Tuesday's Assembly meeting. Firefighter/EMT Meg Thordarson was also recognized with the Dell Moffit Award.

Icebreaker to hold open house Friday

The Coast Guard icebreaker Healy will hold an open house on Friday as it stops in Juneau at the conclusion of its summer 2015 research… Continue reading

State gets new commercial fisheries chief

Former Southeast regional fisheries coordinator Scott Kelley has taken over the state’s top commercial fisheries job. Wednesday was Kelley’s first day as director of commercial… Continue reading

Ketchikan sees record rain

Alaska’s First City saw a record amount of rain on Tuesday. According to the National Weather Service, 5.38 inches of rain was measured at Ketchikan… Continue reading

Netanyahu causes uproar linking Palestinians to the Holocaust

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sparked an uproar in Israel on Wednesday for suggesting that a World War II-era Palestinian leader persuaded the Nazis… Continue reading

Assad-Putin meeting signals push to end crisis

MOSCOW — Bashar Assad’s surprise meeting with Vladimir Putin could signal that Russia ultimately seeks a political settlement after weeks of heavy airstrikes in Syria.… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2015
  • By NATALIYA VASILYEVA and ALBERT AJI
  • Nation-World

Superseding indictment has new details in Islamic State case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Five Minnesota men accused of plotting to join the Islamic State group are now charged with a new count of conspiracy to… Continue reading

Muslim spokesman: As boy departs, Muslims feel ‘under siege’

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The decision by the family of a Texas teenager to move to Qatar is not surprising in light of lingering anti-Muslim… Continue reading

Bush would move Interior Department to the West

RENO, Nev. — Jeb Bush said Wednesday that he would rein in regulation at the Interior Department as president and try to move its headquarters… Continue reading

New testimony shows Clinton ‘devastated’ by Benghazi attack

WASHINGTON — A “devastated” Hillary Rodham Clinton worked late into the night on Sept. 11, 2012, trying to protect her people caught in an attack… Continue reading

Joe says no: Biden won’t run, a boost for Clinton

WASHINGTON — After months of tortured indecision, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he won’t be a candidate in the 2016 White House campaign, solidifying… Continue reading

House Freedom Caucus supports Ryan for speaker

WASHINGTON — The hardline House Freedom Caucus said Wednesday it is supporting Rep. Paul Ryan for speaker of the House, all but guaranteeing he’ll get… Continue reading

UAF admits mishandling of sexual assault cases

FAIRBANKS — An internal review has revealed that several perpetrators of sexual assault at the University of Alaska Fairbanks were allowed to remain on campus… Continue reading

Snow crab harvest slashed 40 percent

Crabbers’ fears of a diving quota came true with the third-lowest snow crab harvest limit since 2005.The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, responding to… Continue reading

Josh Keaton, left, and Emil "Robert" Mackey field questions during a Juneau Board of Education candidate forum held in September. Keaton and Mackey were the only two board members to vote in favor of creating  new STEM charter school, which failed 5-2 during Tuesday's school board meeting.

Concerns block STEM charter school

Despite a willingness to soften strict enrollment criteria and a deferment to the Juneau School Board on other issues, the proposed elementary STEM charter school… Continue reading

Josh Keaton, left, and Emil "Robert" Mackey field questions during a Juneau Board of Education candidate forum held in September. Keaton and Mackey were the only two board members to vote in favor of creating  new STEM charter school, which failed 5-2 during Tuesday's school board meeting.

GCI fined $620K for cell tower violations

General Communications Inc. has been fined more than $620,000 by the Federal Communications Commission for failing to properly register 118 cellphone towers with a federal… Continue reading

Women’s legal rights handbook gets update, publishes online

JUNEAU — The latest edition of the Alaska Women’s Legal Rights handbook can now be accessed online and offers victims of domestic violence or sexual… Continue reading