Dr. Carlton Heine, an emergency room physician at Bartlett Regional Hospital, talks about the increased used of heroin in the community.

Ellis: Narcan bill means ‘life or death’

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of stories on heroin, with the next installments to be published Monday.Anchorage Sen. Johnny Ellis says his… Continue reading

Dr. Carlton Heine, an emergency room physician at Bartlett Regional Hospital, talks about the increased used of heroin in the community.

Around town for Sunday, Nov. 8

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

Alaska appeals abortion funding decision

JUNEAU — The state of Alaska is appealing a judge’s decision that found a state law and regulation further defining what constitutes a medically necessary… Continue reading

Ninilchik officials working on plans for public transit

KENAI — Ninilchik officials are drafting a public transportation plan for a bus service in the western peninsula to provide members of the community access… Continue reading

EPA fines firms in 2010 Anchorage hazardous waste case

ANCHORAGE — Two companies owned by an Alaska Native corporation are facing federal fines over mismanagement of hazardous Anchorage construction waste in 2010.The Environmental Protection… Continue reading

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, left, shake hands at the Shangri-la Hotel on Saturday in Singapore.

A China-Taiwan handshake, 66 years in the making

It was just a handshake. Just two prosperous-looking men in dark suits walking across a hotel meeting room to say hello.But, of course, it wasn’t.… Continue reading

Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, left, shake hands at the Shangri-la Hotel on Saturday in Singapore.
A sign posted in front of TransCanada's Keystone pipeline facilities in Hardisty, Alberta, Canada, is seen on Friday.

Without Keystone, industry must find new paths for oil

TORONTO — Following the Obama administration’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, the oil industry faces the tricky task of making sure the crude oil… Continue reading

A sign posted in front of TransCanada's Keystone pipeline facilities in Hardisty, Alberta, Canada, is seen on Friday.

Jeb Bush files for Alaska GOP preference poll

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush filed the necessary paperwork to ensure Alaska’s Republicans will see his name on the Presidential Preference Poll on March 1,… Continue reading

Cause of diesel spill in Cold Bay under investigation

The U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and Frosty Fuel, LLC, established a unified command Friday in response to a diesel spill in… Continue reading

Police blotter for Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in… Continue reading

Juneau Construction Academy to offer information session

The Juneau Construction Academy will offer a free information session about local construction and trades career opportunities from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the… Continue reading

Public program offered on grief and loss during the holidays

The Widowed Persons Program and Hospice & Home Care of Juneau will hold “Grief, Loss & the Holidays,” a free public program, at 5:30 p.m.… Continue reading

Coast Guard to train, fire off blanks

The U.S. Coast Guard in Juneau will hold machine gun tactics training with blank ammunition as part of its annual training from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday,… Continue reading

City Museum hosts lecture on last Alaska executions

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum will host a free evening public presentation by Averil Lerman on the last executions in… Continue reading

In this Sept. 8 photo, Jack Baker hugs his father's PTSD service dog, Honor, at his home in Clyde, N.C.

After vet felled by PTSD, service dog aids family

CLYDE, N.C. — Part of the Labrador retriever’s training was to sense when the demons of war had invaded Wade Baker’s dreams.“I woke up with… Continue reading

In this Sept. 8 photo, Jack Baker hugs his father's PTSD service dog, Honor, at his home in Clyde, N.C.

Job creator or job killer? A look at Pacific trade deal

WASHINGTON — The sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal now being debated would cover everything from Vietnamese labor unions to copyright protections to trade in sockeye… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2015
  • By PAUL WISEMAN and MARTIN CRUTSINGER
  • Nation-World

Federal bomb squad conducts training exercise in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE — FBI officials said a Washington, D.C.-based bomb squad defused a simulated nuclear device at the Port of Anchorage during a training exercise this… Continue reading

UA OKs tuition increase, $960M budget

FAIRBANKS — University of Alaska students will see an increase in tuition next year following a decision by the board of regents to approve a… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker signs the bill to buyout TransCanada's share of the AKLNG project as Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, left, Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, and Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, right, watch at the Capitol on Thursday.

Done deal: Walker signs bill buying out TransCanada’s share of pipeline

Gov. Bill Walker was all smiles as he signed a bill that will give Alaska one-quarter ownership of a natural gas pipeline — once it’s… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker signs the bill to buyout TransCanada's share of the AKLNG project as Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, left, Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, and Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, right, watch at the Capitol on Thursday.
A grass-roots movement called "Juneau - Stop Heroin, Start Talking," is bringing awareness of heroin addiction in the capital city by handing out anti-heroin stickers, magnets and bracelets for free and selling T-shirts for a $10 donation.

On heroin deaths: ‘Something had to be done’

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of stories on heroin, with the next installments to be published Sunday and Monday. Michele Stuart Morgan… Continue reading

A grass-roots movement called "Juneau - Stop Heroin, Start Talking," is bringing awareness of heroin addiction in the capital city by handing out anti-heroin stickers, magnets and bracelets for free and selling T-shirts for a $10 donation.