‘He was like a ghost’: Sister of late heroin user speaks out

Sitting at her kitchen table one recent morning, Fathom Whiteley wrapped her hands around a cup of coffee, stared into it and cried.She was overcome… Continue reading

Kathleen Turley, second from right, waits with supporters for the Juneau District Court to open for a lawsuit against her by trapper John Forrest for interfering with his traps on the Davies Creek Trail in December.

Judge: Trap-springer liable, but won’t pay

A Juneau hiker was not justified when she set off two fur-bearing traps after she rescued an ensnared bald eagle, but she won’t owe the… Continue reading

Kathleen Turley, second from right, waits with supporters for the Juneau District Court to open for a lawsuit against her by trapper John Forrest for interfering with his traps on the Davies Creek Trail in December.
City employees, employees of North Pacific Erectors and their familes take a walk onto the new sea walk starting in front of Taku Smokeries after a ribbon cutting by the city assembly in April 2011.

Seawalk, whale statue bid busts

The city will cancel the bids for the construction of the Downtown Seawalk leading to a bronze whale statue after they came in millions higher… Continue reading

City employees, employees of North Pacific Erectors and their familes take a walk onto the new sea walk starting in front of Taku Smokeries after a ribbon cutting by the city assembly in April 2011.

Senior al-Qaida commander killed in an airstrike in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — An airstrike has killed a top al-Qaida commander and two other fighters in Syria, activists said Saturday, but it was not immediately… Continue reading

German mayoral candidate wounded in knife attack

BERLIN (AP) — A leading candidate to be mayor of Cologne was stabbed and seriously wounded Saturday by a man who claimed anti-foreigner motives, an… Continue reading

Israel: 4 Palestinian attackers shot dead in latest violence

JERUSALEM — Palestinian assailants carried out five stabbing attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday, authorities said, as a month-long outburst of violence… Continue reading

Thousands of migrants surge into Slovenia

PETISOVCI, Slovenia — Thousands of migrants surged into tiny Slovenia on Saturday as an alternative route opened in Europe for them after Hungary sealed its… Continue reading

Benghazi prober: Clinton showdown about facts

WASHINGTON — Rep. Trey Gowdy is a man under fierce pressure as he leads a congressional Benghazi investigation that’s dismissed by Democrats as partisan and… Continue reading

Justices mull appeal of Chicago suburb’s assault weapons ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has so far resisted elaborating on two landmark decisions that established a nationwide right to defend one’s home with… Continue reading

Oregon college shooting victim describes gunman’s rampage

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Chris Mintz, an Oregon college student celebrated as a hero for running toward danger while a gunman opened fire at Umpqua… Continue reading

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Plan B more accessible to American Indian women

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The federal Indian Health Service has finalized a policy that makes emergency contraception more accessible to American Indian and Alaska Native women.The… Continue reading

Interior Department curbing future Arctic offshore drilling

ANCHORAGE — The Interior Department says it will not extend Arctic offshore leases held by Royal Dutch Shell and other companies in Arctic waters off… Continue reading

Threatened sea duck may be reintroduced in southwest Alaska

ANCHORAGE — A colorful, threatened sea duck whose numbers plummeted in Alaska may be reintroduced to the southwest corner of the state.The agency is taking… Continue reading

McGuire faces complaint over disclosure report

JUNEAU — The Alaska Public Offices Commission has filed a complaint against state Sen. Lesil McGuire, saying the Anchorage Republican had failed to meet disclosure… Continue reading

Alaska Volcano Observatory repairs seismic monitors

ANCHORAGE — Alaska Volcano Observatory scientists have repaired several seismic monitoring stations at active volcanoes throughout southwest Alaska.A lack of funding and delayed maintenance caused… Continue reading

Obama’s Anchorage visits cost city $500K , most in police OT

ANCHORAGE — Anchorage paid nearly $530,000 in overtime, traffic management and public works associated with President Obama’s visit.Officials released the figure Thursday at the request… Continue reading

Judge: Hiker liable for springing traps, but trapper did not prove damages

A Juneau hiker was not justified in setting off two fur-bearing traps after she rescued an ensnared bald eagle, but she won’t owe the trapper… Continue reading

Kye Stensrud, left, a sixth-grader in the  Raven Correspondence School program, watches fish technician Kyler Baines squeeze the milt from a male coho salmon into buckets containing eggs removed from females at the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Thursday. The students visit is part of the hatchery's Fall Salmon Education Program for students preschool through middle school.

Photo: Salmon education

Kye Stensrud, left, a sixth-grader in the  Raven Correspondence School program, watches fish technician Kyler Baines squeeze the milt from a male coho salmon into… Continue reading

Kye Stensrud, left, a sixth-grader in the  Raven Correspondence School program, watches fish technician Kyler Baines squeeze the milt from a male coho salmon into buckets containing eggs removed from females at the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Thursday. The students visit is part of the hatchery's Fall Salmon Education Program for students preschool through middle school.

Alaska man faces animal cruelty charges for beating dog

ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers have arrested a man they say beat his dog with metal pipe and a two-by-four, injuring it so severely that… Continue reading

NOAA: Thanks to El Nino, the US looks pretty wet this winter

WASHINGTON — El Nino this winter will leave a big wet but not necessarily snowy footprint on much of the United States, including parched California,… Continue reading