No shutdown: Bill OK’d to keep gov’t open

WASHINGTON — Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal government open —… Continue reading

Oklahoma delays execution; drug didn’t match protocols

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin postponed at the last minute Wednesday the execution of an inmate who claims he’s innocent, after prison… Continue reading

Mom accused of tossing newborn girl had baby son die in 2008

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman charged this week with tossing her newborn daughter to her death from a seventh-story window had an infant son… Continue reading

A culvert drain water at Wire Street and Greenwood Avenue after city crews cleared the area after a mudslide on Wednesday.

Mudslide causes temporary closure

A road crew cleared debris this morning from a small mudslide near the Twin Lakes parking lot adjacent to the playground.The City and Borough of… Continue reading

A culvert drain water at Wire Street and Greenwood Avenue after city crews cleared the area after a mudslide on Wednesday.

Anchorage Assembly passes LGBT anti-discrimination laws

ANCHORAGE — Anchorage Assembly members have passed an ordinance making it illegal in the city to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation and gender… Continue reading

State proposed regulations would limit Ketchikan marijuana

KETCHIKAN — Proposed state regulations could keep marijuana businesses from opening almost anywhere in downtown Ketchikan.The Ketchikan Daily News reported that draft regulations from the… Continue reading

Board votes to extend Sitka bulk water deal

SITKA — Alaska Bulk Water Inc. is asking the city of Sitka to extend its contract as it looks to provide bulk water to prospective… Continue reading

File - In this July 30, 2015 file photo, the Royal Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica heads up the Willamette River under protesters hanging from the St. Johns Bridge on its way to Alaska in Portland, Ore.  Royal Dutch Shell will cease exploration in Arctic waters off Alaska's coast following disappointing results from an exploratory well backed by billions in investment and years of work. The announcement that came on Monday, Sept. 28, was a huge blow to Shell, which was counting on offshore drilling in Alaska to help it drive future revenue. Environmentalists, however, had tried repeatedly to block the project and welcomed the news. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

Groups seek end to all Arctic Ocean drilling

ANCHORAGE — Royal Dutch Shell’s decision to end its quest for oil in the Arctic waters off Alaska sparked jubilation among environmental activists, who said… Continue reading

File - In this July 30, 2015 file photo, the Royal Dutch Shell PLC icebreaker Fennica heads up the Willamette River under protesters hanging from the St. Johns Bridge on its way to Alaska in Portland, Ore.  Royal Dutch Shell will cease exploration in Arctic waters off Alaska's coast following disappointing results from an exploratory well backed by billions in investment and years of work. The announcement that came on Monday, Sept. 28, was a huge blow to Shell, which was counting on offshore drilling in Alaska to help it drive future revenue. Environmentalists, however, had tried repeatedly to block the project and welcomed the news. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

Yes, no, definitely, maybe

During Tuesday’s Assembly candidate debate, moderators asked the candidates a series of questions of “yes” or “no” questions in a “lightning round.” The results are… Continue reading

The art of teaching

Budgets are shrinking and people are getting used to the word “less,” but a grant for the Juneau School District just added a whole lot… Continue reading

Juneau Assembly District 2 candidates Dixie Hood, left, Jerry Nankervis, center, and Jason Puckett answer questions during the Juneau Votes! debate held at the University of Alaska Southeast on Tuesday.

Municipal candidates debate at UAS

Tuesday night’s municipal candidate debate added new voices to old discussions, but rarely did challengers and incumbents lock horns.Using questions about some of the community’s… Continue reading

Juneau Assembly District 2 candidates Dixie Hood, left, Jerry Nankervis, center, and Jason Puckett answer questions during the Juneau Votes! debate held at the University of Alaska Southeast on Tuesday.

O’Malley’s two-run single lifts Mariners in 6-4 win over Astros

SEATTLE — Shawn O’Malley damaged Houston’s playoff hopes with a two-run, bases-loaded single in the eighth inning that gave the Seattle Mariners a 6-4 comeback… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2015

Bulls’ Rose to have eye surgery after being elbowed

CHICAGO — Bulls star Derrick Rose will have surgery on his left eye after being elbowed in the face.The 2011 NBA MVP sustained a left… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2015

Brown suspended, SMU gets postseason ban

DALLAS — Every stop in college for Larry Brown has meant more wins. A national title at Kansas. A runner-up finish at UCLA.There has also… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2015
  • By STEPHEN HAWKINS

Police & Fire for Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Assault• At 1:03 a.m. Tuesday, 35-year-old Diana Austin was arrested in the 100 block of Franklin Street for assault after she punched a man in… Continue reading

Voting for discounted coffee

A trio of Juneau businesses will be discounting coffee drinks for all customers the day after the municipal elections. These discounts, however, come with a… Continue reading

McGuire says she’ll leave Senate after 2016

Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, won’t seek another term in the Alaska Senate, reported the Alaska Public Radio Network. She made the announcement during the Arctic… Continue reading

Around town for Wednesday, Sept. 30

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., Treadwell Ditch. No dogs or firearms. Details: 586-0428.Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m., Resurrection Lutheran… Continue reading

Ketchikan residents sentenced for trafficking narcotics

Two Ketchikan residents were sentenced Tuesday for trafficking methamphetamine and heroin into Alaska’s first city, according to federal prosecutors.U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess sentenced… Continue reading

Yogi Berra remembered at funeral by family, sports royalty

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — A gold catcher’s mitt was placed on top of his remains. But on a day filled with stories from a lifetime in… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2015
  • By JIM HAGUE