Prudhomme, Louisiana chef who popularized Cajun food, dies

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Paul Prudhomme, the Cajun who popularized spicy Louisiana cuisine and became one of the first American restaurant chefs to achieve worldwide… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2015
  • By JANET MCCONNAUGHEY and REBECCA SANTANA
  • Nation-World

Cleveland woman takes gun from 7-year-old seen loading ammo

CLEVELAND (AP) — A vigilant Cleveland woman standing at her kitchen window Tuesday evening may have averted a tragedy when she confiscated a full gun… Continue reading

California to phase out microbeads used in soaps, toothpaste

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Thursday requiring California to phase out the use of microscopic exfoliating beads in personal care products… Continue reading

Young not in running for Speaker of the House

As the U.S. House of Representatives scrambles to find its next Speaker, there are few certainties.One of them is that Rep. Don Young, Alaska’s sole… Continue reading

Oregon senators call for gun control after Roseburg shooting

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s two U.S. senators are calling for tougher gun restrictions in the wake of a shooting at Umpqua Community College last… Continue reading

FILE - In this April 4, 2013, file photo, John Garrison works to quickly release a bull trout after it was caught on a chunk of herring while fishing the Deschutes Arm of Lake Billy Chinook near Madras, Ore.  Two conservation groups say a federal plan to bolster bull trout in five Western states falls short and they've filed a 60-day notice of their intention to sue. (Ryan Brennecke/The Bulletin via AP, file) MANDATORY CREDIT

Groups signal plan to sue over effort to save bull trout

BOISE, Idaho — A federal plan to bolster threatened populations of bull trout in five Western states falls short, two conservation groups said as they… Continue reading

FILE - In this April 4, 2013, file photo, John Garrison works to quickly release a bull trout after it was caught on a chunk of herring while fishing the Deschutes Arm of Lake Billy Chinook near Madras, Ore.  Two conservation groups say a federal plan to bolster bull trout in five Western states falls short and they've filed a 60-day notice of their intention to sue. (Ryan Brennecke/The Bulletin via AP, file) MANDATORY CREDIT

Tools taken from truck

Police are seeking help tracking down persons involved with the theft of tools from a parked vehicle early Tuesday morning.According to a press release by… Continue reading

Correction

A story in the Wednesday, Oct. 7 edition of the Juneau Empire incorrectly stated the length of a first term for the replacement of an… Continue reading

Walker makes pitch for opening ANWR to Obama administration

ANCHORAGE — Gov. Bill Walker has lobbied members of President Barack Obama’s administration on opening up parts of an Alaska refuge to oil drilling.Walker met… Continue reading

Around town for Friday, Oct. 9

Alaska Club classes fundraiser for Cancer Connection, 5:30 a.m.-6:30 a.m., Group Ride, valley location; 8:15 a.m-9:15 a.m. R30, valley location. Free classes. Donations requested. All… Continue reading

1 dead in small plane crash near Alaska high school

ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say a small plane crashed and caught on fire Thursday near an Alaska high school, killing the pilot.Troopers say 23-year-old… Continue reading

No ferry reservations on Sunday

The Alaska Marine Highway is closing its website and reservations system from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to upgrade its computer data center and… Continue reading

Permanent Fund to pick director today

The Alaska Permanent Fund Board of Trustees will meet for a special meeting at 10 a.m. today in the corporation’s offices on 10th Street in… Continue reading

Bethel residents support liquor store, advisory vote finds

BETHEL — Unofficial election results from a non-binding advisory vote in Bethel show that most residents would support a liquor store in the city.Early results… Continue reading

Alaska VA launches pilot program to schedule appointments

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Veterans Affairs Healthcare System has launched a pilot program to revert the process of scheduling appointments to how it was before… Continue reading

Anchorage teen among poets honored by first lady

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama honored a new class of National Student Poets for their bravery to be vulnerable and sharing their deepest thoughts.The first lady… Continue reading

An electric motor coach provided by BYD Auto Co., Ltd., a Chinese automobile manufacturer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, and Alaska Coach Tours stops at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center to showcase the potential for electric vehicle bus transportation as part of the tourism industry in Alaska on Tuesday.

A $750K ride to the glacier

A group of about 20 people took a short tour to the Mendenhall Glacier Tuesday morning. The tour was considerably different than most: The tour… Continue reading

An electric motor coach provided by BYD Auto Co., Ltd., a Chinese automobile manufacturer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, and Alaska Coach Tours stops at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center to showcase the potential for electric vehicle bus transportation as part of the tourism industry in Alaska on Tuesday.

Around town for Thursday, Oct. 8

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.ALEXsys job search workshop,… Continue reading

Photo: Eagle tour

A mature bald eagle flies past Juneau’s waterfront harbor on Tuesday.… Continue reading

Affordable housing still planned for Juneau

Despite a failed partnership that paused plans for a new affordable senior housing complex in Juneau, things are moving forward once again. It’s just not… Continue reading