One oz. of dried marijuana.

Moratorium for pot business permits extended

Prospective marijuana businesses will have to wait until next year to apply for conditional use permits.In an unanimous vote Monday night, the City and Borough… Continue reading

One oz. of dried marijuana.
Al Sletten drops students off at Thunder Mountain High School in his First Student bus number 40 on Monday. Sletten who has been driving Juneau students to school for 15 years, was recently giving an award by Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller.

Lessons before the school bell

Making a difference sometimes starts with learning someone’s name.When Al Sletten picks up students on bus number 40 in the early hour of a school… Continue reading

Al Sletten drops students off at Thunder Mountain High School in his First Student bus number 40 on Monday. Sletten who has been driving Juneau students to school for 15 years, was recently giving an award by Juneau School District Superintendent Mark Miller.
Alaska's capitol building has been under construction since session ended last spring leading to questions about where Gov. Bill Walker's fall special session will be held.

Walker expected to call special session

Gov. Bill Walker is expected today to announce a special session of the Alaska Legislature dealing with the long-planned trans-Alaska natural gas pipeline.The location of… Continue reading

Alaska's capitol building has been under construction since session ended last spring leading to questions about where Gov. Bill Walker's fall special session will be held.

Chinese President arrives in Seattle for U.S. visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Washington state to begin his first official visit to the U.S.Xi’s plane, an Air China Boeing 747, landed… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2015
Gamers attend the first in-theater video game league for multi-players of all ages to compete in the Super League Gaming event held at Cinemark Playa Vista and XD Theater in Los Angeles.

A little league for ‘Minecraft’ gamers

LOS ANGELES — On a recent afternoon inside the Cinemark Playa Vista multiplex, a sold-out movie theater was packed with more than 100 children and… Continue reading

Gamers attend the first in-theater video game league for multi-players of all ages to compete in the Super League Gaming event held at Cinemark Playa Vista and XD Theater in Los Angeles.
In this 2014 photo released by the University of Alaska Museum of the North, a sample of frozen bone is seen after researchers excavated it from the Liscomb Bed in the Prince Creek Formation near Nuiqsut. Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have found a third distinct dinosaur species documented on Alaska's oil-rich North Slope. The new species is a type of hadrosaur, a duck-billed plant-eater.

New duck-billed dinosaur found in Alaska, researchers say

ANCHORAGE — Researchers have uncovered a new species of plant-eating dinosaur in Alaska, according to a report published Tuesday.The animal was a variety of hadrosaur,… Continue reading

In this 2014 photo released by the University of Alaska Museum of the North, a sample of frozen bone is seen after researchers excavated it from the Liscomb Bed in the Prince Creek Formation near Nuiqsut. Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have found a third distinct dinosaur species documented on Alaska's oil-rich North Slope. The new species is a type of hadrosaur, a duck-billed plant-eater.

Photo: Pink Martini performs

Vocalist Storm Large takes a break from singing to play percussion during Pink Martini's performance at Centennial Hall on Sunday evening. The sell-out event was… Continue reading

Catherine Gitkov speaks against the ordinance to eliminate the senior tax exemption at the Juneau Assembly meeting on Monday. City staff in the background are Deputy City Manager Rob Steedle, left, City Manager Kim Kiefer, center, and City Attorney Amy Mead.

City restricts senior tax exemptions

The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly passed an ordinance restricting the senior sales tax exemption during a meeting Monday night, despite nearly two hours of testimony… Continue reading

Catherine Gitkov speaks against the ordinance to eliminate the senior tax exemption at the Juneau Assembly meeting on Monday. City staff in the background are Deputy City Manager Rob Steedle, left, City Manager Kim Kiefer, center, and City Attorney Amy Mead.
Seventh-grade student Shania Sommer of Palmer, Alaska, announces that nearly every Alaskan will receive $2,072 from this year's oil dividend check during a news conference Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska. Sommer was chosen by the office of Gov. Bill Walker to reveal the amount of this year's check. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Amid budget deficit, a record PFD

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

Seventh-grade student Shania Sommer of Palmer, Alaska, announces that nearly every Alaskan will receive $2,072 from this year's oil dividend check during a news conference Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska. Sommer was chosen by the office of Gov. Bill Walker to reveal the amount of this year's check. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Canadian company considers Ketchikan ferry service

KETCHIKAN — A tour boat company based in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, is considering running a weekly ferry service to Ketchikan next summer.Owners of West… Continue reading

Alaska says 1,000 people signed up for expanded Medicaid

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska health department says it has enrolled more than 1,000 people in health care coverage in the first two weeks of the… Continue reading

Investigation opens in deaths of 25 walrus

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

Carroll says team won’t panic after 0-2 start

RENTON, Wash. — The last thing Pete Carroll is going to do after starting the season with two losses is overreact.Every season he’s had with… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2015
  • By TIM BOOTH

Jets’ defense turns table on Colts in 20-7 win

INDIANAPOLIS — The New York Jets’ suddenly opportunistic defense did it again Monday night.Calvin Pryor intercepted one pass to set up a touchdown, Darrelle Revis… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2015
  • By MICHAEL MAROT

Rose says he’s ‘just happy’ to meet with commissioner

OXFORD, Ohio — Pete Rose said it’s an American tradition to give second chances, although he wouldn’t describe himself as optimistic about his application for… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2015
  • By DAN SEWELL

Cowboys forced to chart course without stars Romo, Bryant

IRVING, Texas — Tony Romo won’t be back for at least two months because of a broken left collarbone, and maybe closer to three with… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2015
  • By SCHUYLER DIXON

Police & Fire for Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Assault• At 12:33 a.m. Sunday, the Juneau Police Department responded to a disturbance in the 9400 block of Glacier Highway and 30-year-old Jonathan Williams James… Continue reading

Around town for Tuesday, Sept. 22

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

Raymond Fryberg, left, the father of the Washington state teenager who fatally shot four classmates and himself at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in October 2014, arrives at the federal courthouse in Seattle, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. Fryberg is on trial this week for six counts of illegally possessing firearms, including the one used in the shooting, while under a domestic violence restraining order that meant he was not allowed to have guns. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Trial begins for father of teen who fatally shot classmates

SEATTLE — About a dozen prospective jurors were dismissed Monday from the federal trial of the father of the teenager who fatally shot four friends… Continue reading

Raymond Fryberg, left, the father of the Washington state teenager who fatally shot four classmates and himself at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in October 2014, arrives at the federal courthouse in Seattle, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. Fryberg is on trial this week for six counts of illegally possessing firearms, including the one used in the shooting, while under a domestic violence restraining order that meant he was not allowed to have guns. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Hundreds of students rally Thursday, September 10, 2015, at Summit Sierra public charter school in Seattle's International District. Charter school students, parents and staff rallied to support the schools and to call for Governor Jay Inlsee and the legislature to show their support after the State Supreme Court ruled state funding of the schools to be unconstitutional. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)

More problems found at state’s first charter

SEATTLE — The state auditor has found sloppy bookkeeping, cash flow problems and a host of other issues at Washington’s first charter school.The report comes… Continue reading

Hundreds of students rally Thursday, September 10, 2015, at Summit Sierra public charter school in Seattle's International District. Charter school students, parents and staff rallied to support the schools and to call for Governor Jay Inlsee and the legislature to show their support after the State Supreme Court ruled state funding of the schools to be unconstitutional. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Joshua Trujillo)