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

Alexander Slivka, a candidate to become director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, answers questions from the corporation's board of trustees on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 in Juneau.

Board considers candidates for Permanent Fund ‘pope’

Vast indirect power. An apolitical position. Immense public support. A venerable institution designed to last.The director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation might as well… Continue reading

Alexander Slivka, a candidate to become director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, answers questions from the corporation's board of trustees on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 in Juneau.

Arrieta, Cubs silence Pirates to win NL wild card

PITTSBURGH — These Chicago Cubs are supposed to be too young to be here. Or maybe they’re just too good to care.Jake Arrieta allowed four… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2015
  • By WILL GRAVES
Eva Bornstein, left, Carolyn Gould,Pam Bergeson, Sondra Stanway and Mary Willson, right, hike to Cropley Lake at Eaglecrest as the destination of this weeks Parks & Recreation Wednesday Hike.

Photo: Cropley Lake travelers

Eva Bornstein, left, Carolyn Gould, Pam Bergeson, Sondra Stanway and Mary Willson, right, hike to Cropley Lake at Eaglecrest as the destination of this week’s… Continue reading

Eva Bornstein, left, Carolyn Gould,Pam Bergeson, Sondra Stanway and Mary Willson, right, hike to Cropley Lake at Eaglecrest as the destination of this weeks Parks & Recreation Wednesday Hike.

Seattle’s offensive line inconsistent so far

RENTON, Wash. — There was no question before the regular season began that the Seattle Seahawks’ weakness was going to be on the offensive line.A… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2015
  • By TIM BOOTH

Goodell, owners expect future vote on LA relocation

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expects owners will vote on franchise relocation to Los Angeles.When is another matter.Goodell said Wednesday the owners… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2015
  • By BARRY WILNER

Portland to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland has joined the list of cities marking the second Monday in October as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.”A resolution unanimously approved by council… Continue reading

Judge declines to undo order on green cards

SEATTLE — A federal judge declined to issue an emergency order Wednesday that would allow tens of thousands of highly skilled immigrants to immediately apply… Continue reading

UAA launches Alaska’s first pharmacy program

ANCHORAGE — The University of Alaska Anchorage is launching the state’s first entirely local pharmacy program in partnership with Idaho State University.UAA announced Tuesday that… Continue reading

Coast Guard ends search for 33 missing crew members

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Coast Guard officially ended its search Wednesday for the missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank off the… Continue reading

For Clinton, complications with her old boss arise

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama seemed to call Hillary Rodham Clinton’s idea of a no-fly zone in Syria “half-baked.”Clinton described the president’s immigration strategy as… Continue reading

California governor signs aggressive climate change bill

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious climate change bill on Wednesday, aiming to increase the state’s use of renewable electricity… Continue reading

Auto experts: Top managers probably knew of VW cheating

DETROIT (AP) — Auto industry insiders strongly suspect the emissions cheating scandal at Volkswagen is much wider and reaches higher up the corporate ladder than… Continue reading