Investigation opens in deaths of 25 walrus on Alaska beach

ANCHORAGE — Federal prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of 25 Pacific walrus found last week on an isolated northwest Alaska beach.The… Continue reading

Most Alaskans to get nearly $2,072 each in oil money

ANCHORAGE — Oil prices are so low that they are hovering at benchmarks not seen in years, plunging oil-dependent Alaska into a crippling budget deficit.… Continue reading

Around town for Monday, Sept. 21

Tai Chi class for ages 60 and older, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Filipino Communit Hall. Enrollment is based on a first come, first served basis. Details:… Continue reading

Juneau panoramic photographer Ron Klein stands on a ladder to take a picture of 24 Juneau electric cars assembled at the Mendenhall Wetlands to celebrate national Drive Electric Week.  The assembly was one of 196 events held across the country to encourage more Americans to consider electric cars.

Photo: Drive electric

Juneau panoramic photographer Ron Klein stands on a ladder to take a picture of 24 Juneau electric cars assembled at the Mendenhall Wetlands to celebrate… Continue reading

Juneau panoramic photographer Ron Klein stands on a ladder to take a picture of 24 Juneau electric cars assembled at the Mendenhall Wetlands to celebrate national Drive Electric Week.  The assembly was one of 196 events held across the country to encourage more Americans to consider electric cars.
Myrna Gardner of Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska talks about transforming the Thane Ore House into a cultural immersion park during an interview on site at the property Saturday. The City and Borough of Juneau awarded CCTHITA a 35-year lease for the property this week.

New life for the Thane Ore House

Plywood boards cover the windows and doors of the building that used to house the Thane Ore House Salmon Bake. Run-down and weathered by the… Continue reading

Myrna Gardner of Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska talks about transforming the Thane Ore House into a cultural immersion park during an interview on site at the property Saturday. The City and Borough of Juneau awarded CCTHITA a 35-year lease for the property this week.

US stages comeback to win Solheim Cup after disputed call

ST. LEON-ROT, Germany — After being infuriated by a call they found unsportsmanlike, the Americans staged the biggest comeback in Solheim Cup history Sunday to… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2015

Cowboys top Eagles, but lose Romo

PHILADELPHIA — Tony Romo joined Dez Bryant on the injured list with a broken left collarbone, but the Dallas Cowboys shut down DeMarco Murray and… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2015
This undated photo made available by the Butler County Jail shows James Hammes.

Man facing $8.7M embezzlement case hid on Appalachian Trail

CINCINNATI — He was known as “Bismarck,” a genial, thick-bearded hiker who had become a familiar character along the Appalachian Trail over the past six… Continue reading

This undated photo made available by the Butler County Jail shows James Hammes.

No votes cast in small-town Iowa school board race

MCINTIRE, Iowa — An Iowa farmer who was running unopposed for his local school board failed to earn any votes — not even his own… Continue reading

GOP wants to broaden appeal; will candidates get in the way?

WASHINGTON — Anyone in America can grow up to be president, as the saying goes — unless you happen to be a Muslim, a leading… Continue reading

Police: Man suspected in church shooting was upset over breakup

EAST SELMA, Ala. — A man suspected of shooting three people in an Alabama church was likely upset over a recent breakup and visitation issues… Continue reading

In this Sept. 15 photo, community members look along a stream after a flash flood in Colorado City, Arizona.

Fatal floods expose delicate balance in polygamous towns

SALT LAKE CITY — The secluded polygamous towns tucked between stunning red-rock cliffs have survived for more than 100 years, despite Utah and Arizona’s efforts… Continue reading

In this Sept. 15 photo, community members look along a stream after a flash flood in Colorado City, Arizona.

US to accept 85,000 refugees in 2016

BERLIN — Scrambling to address a growing Syrian refugee crisis, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday that the United States would significantly increase… Continue reading

Mendenhall Auto Center celebrated the reopening of its renovated showroom on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 with a party open to members of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce.

Photo: Car party

Mendenhall Auto Center celebrated the reopening of its renovated showroom on Friday with a party open to members of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce.… Continue reading

Mendenhall Auto Center celebrated the reopening of its renovated showroom on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015 with a party open to members of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce.

A kinder Juneau starts with the kids

It’s a simple concept that some worry might be going out of style — be kind.That was the message Brian Williams, founder of the non-profit… Continue reading

Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, smiles as he has his picture taken for his ski pass ID at the grand opening of the Porcupine Lodge on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

Photo: Porcupine Lodge ribbon cutting

City and Borough of Juneau Assembly members (from left) Jesse Kiehl, Jerry Nankervis, Karen Crane and Kate Troll cut the ceremonial ribbon at the Porcupine… Continue reading

Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, smiles as he has his picture taken for his ski pass ID at the grand opening of the Porcupine Lodge on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

Changes on horizon for aurora tourism in Fairbanks

ANCHORAGE — Each winter, signs go up around the city of Fairbanks welcoming visitors in Japanese. But the local tourism and visitors bureau, in anticipation… Continue reading

This Sept. 4 photo, shows University of Alaska Anchorage civil engineering professor Aaron Dotson at the university in Anchorage. Dotson is part of a team participating in an Alaska state competition to develop more affordable options for delivering water and sewer systems in rural communities that still lack indoor plumbing in the state.

In 2015, nearly 3 dozen Alaska villages lack basic plumbing

ANCHORAGE — Flush toilets and running water are elusive dreams for Paul Dock and other residents of impoverished Alaska villages where indoor plumbing has historically… Continue reading

This Sept. 4 photo, shows University of Alaska Anchorage civil engineering professor Aaron Dotson at the university in Anchorage. Dotson is part of a team participating in an Alaska state competition to develop more affordable options for delivering water and sewer systems in rural communities that still lack indoor plumbing in the state.
A protester holds a poster with portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin during an opposition rally Sunday in Moscow, Russia.

Russian opposition protest draws thousands

MOSCOW — Russia’s beleaguered opposition drew several thousand people on Sunday to a protest rally in an outlying Moscow neighborhood to decry the 15-year rule… Continue reading

A protester holds a poster with portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin during an opposition rally Sunday in Moscow, Russia.

Pope meets Fidel Castro after warning against ideology

HAVANA — Pope Francis met with Fidel Castro on Sunday after urging thousands of Cubans to serve one another and not an ideology, delivering a… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2015
  • By NICOLE WINFIELD and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN
  • Nation-World