EPA says Volkswagen cheated a 2nd time on pollution tests

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Volkswagen emissions scandal widened Monday when the U.S. government accused the German automaker of cheating for a second time. Although VW… Continue reading

Jimmy Carter says he feels fine, keeps busy despite cancer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jimmy Carter resumed his role as Habitat for Humanity’s most prominent booster on Monday, donning a white hard hat and a worn… Continue reading

Touring rehab, Obama calls for 2nd chances

NEWARK, N.J. — President Barack Obama toured a drug rehab and met with former inmates Monday in the rough-and-tumble city of Newark, calling on the… Continue reading

Republican presidential hopeful, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, speaks during a rally Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

GOP faces chaos it hoped to avoid

WASHINGTON — After a devastating loss in the 2012 presidential election, the Republican Party entered a period of intense self-reflection and emerged with a firm… Continue reading

Republican presidential hopeful, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, speaks during a rally Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

S&P gives good marks to governor’s Permanent Fund plan

On Monday, credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s said Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed changes to the way the Alaska Permanent Fund is used “is a… Continue reading

Vincent Lee, of TransCanada Corp., center, appears before the House Finance Committee on Wednesday, Oct. 28 in Juneau. The Alaska Legislature is considering a buyout of TransCanada from a major liquefied natural gas project that the state is pursuing. The bill advanced through the Senate Finance Committee on Monday.

Senate Finance advances TransCanada buyout bill

JUNEAU — The Senate Finance Committee has advanced legislation authorizing funding for a state buyout of a partner in a major proposed gas project.The committee… Continue reading

Vincent Lee, of TransCanada Corp., center, appears before the House Finance Committee on Wednesday, Oct. 28 in Juneau. The Alaska Legislature is considering a buyout of TransCanada from a major liquefied natural gas project that the state is pursuing. The bill advanced through the Senate Finance Committee on Monday.

Prison farm beds might be needed again to house prisoners

ANCHORAGE — A company providing research and data analysis to the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission said if nothing is done to reduce the inmate population… Continue reading

Sealaska announces dividend, shares plans for 2016 and beyond

Sealaska hopes to be a bright spot for economic activity and job creation during a time when prospects look bleak elsewhere in Alaska, as the… Continue reading

Kansas City wins World Series

NEW YORK — Crown ‘em, Kansas City!One agonizing step from ecstasy last season, this time the Royals reign after their latest incredible comeback and a… Continue reading

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Wilson leads win over Cowboys to get back to .500

ARLINGTON, Texas — Russell Wilson sprinted toward the sideline in search of a first down that could set up the winning points at Dallas.The star… Continue reading

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Broncos hand Packers first loss

DENVER — In only the fourth meeting of teams 6-0 or better, Peyton Manning tied Brett Favre’s NFL record with his 186th regular-season win and… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2015
Rain showers bring down maple leaves downtown on 9th Street on Friday.

Photo: Autumn rains bring maple showers

Rain showers bring down maple leaves downtown on 9th Street on Friday.… Continue reading

Rain showers bring down maple leaves downtown on 9th Street on Friday.

Lawmakers hear pipeline buyout timeline

Lawmakers considering a buyout of Canadian pipeline firm TransCanada are preparing to advance a plan that allows a buyout before an important Dec. 4 vote.On… Continue reading

October finishes drier than normal

October is the heart of the rainy season in Juneau, but not so much in 2015.According to figures from the National Weather Service office here,… Continue reading

Legislature readies complaint after Arctic drilling nixed

The Alaska Legislature is preparing an official complaint letter to President Barack Obama after the federal government canceled planned oil and gas lease sales in… Continue reading

Spike in moose-vehicle collisions on Kenai Peninsula

KENAI — The Kenai Peninsula has seen a recent spike in the number of moose dying in collisions with vehicles, as six of the animals… Continue reading

In this Oct. 22 photo, Kelly Shaw, left, talks with Matthew Beckwitch about a Tire Pressure Monitor Initializer during an Advanced Automotive Class at Hutchison High School in Fairbanks.

Fairbanks schools quietly become auto skills powerhouses

FAIRBANKS — When it comes to career and technical education, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District can compete with the best and biggest.North Pole… Continue reading

In this Oct. 22 photo, Kelly Shaw, left, talks with Matthew Beckwitch about a Tire Pressure Monitor Initializer during an Advanced Automotive Class at Hutchison High School in Fairbanks.

Legislative lease lawsuit shows lawmaker emailed developer

ANCHORAGE — An attorney is using emails between a lawmaker and developer in his case against the Legislature’s $4 million lease on renovated Anchorage office… Continue reading

Around town for Monday, Nov. 2

Computer Basics, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way.Digital World class, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way. Course will include:… Continue reading

Two women participate in a Voodoo ritual in tribute to Baron Samdi and the Gede family of spirits during Day of the Dead celebrations Sunday at the National Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Haitians mark Voodoo day of the dead

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Revelers streamed into cemeteries across Haiti on Sunday bearing beeswax candles, food offerings and bottles of rum infused with hot peppers to… Continue reading

Two women participate in a Voodoo ritual in tribute to Baron Samdi and the Gede family of spirits during Day of the Dead celebrations Sunday at the National Cemetery in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.