Trump wins S. Carolina, posts second primary win

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Donald Trump rolled to a win in South Carolina’s Republican primary on Saturday as voters seething about Washington and politicians lifted the… Continue reading

Junior hoping to drive ‘Amelia’ back to victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Her name is Amelia, and boy, can she fly.She’ll be forever treasured by Dale Earnhardt Jr., even though he wants nothing… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2016

UN: Zika virus will be ‘way down’ before Games

GENEVA — The head of the World Health Organization’s Zika response team is predicting that Brazil will host a “fantastic Olympics” and that the mosquito-borne… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2016

Longtime Steelers tight end Heath Miller retires

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller retired on Friday after an 11-year career with the franchise that included a pair of Super… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2016

US rig count drops 27 this week to 514; Texas down 12

HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 27… Continue reading

Police identify man killed during apparent home invasion

ANCHORAGE — Anchorage police say a man killed during an attempted home invasion Thursday was shot by a juvenile.Police say 30-year-old Loren Douglas and at… Continue reading

Photo: Crane transit

A large crane transported by barge moves beneath the Juneau-Douglas Bridge Friday afternoon. The crane from Hoonah will be used to lift the sunken 96-foot… Continue reading

Tribal house to open in August at Glacier Bay

Glacier Bay National Park has set the date for the grand-opening ceremonies celebrating the a new tribal house.Aug. 25 is the grand opening of the… Continue reading

GCI fixes undersea cable serving Sitka, Angoon

Almost two weeks after an undersea fiber-optic cable was frayed by tides and a rough seafloor, the cable repair ship Wave Venture has completed a… Continue reading

Around Town

Knights of Columbus Bishop Kenny Council brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Paul’s Catholic Church. $10 for a family and $4 for an individual.Open trap shooting, 10… Continue reading

House names Capitol room after Gruenberg

With a 36-0 vote on Friday morning, the Alaska House of Representatives named its judiciary committee meeting room after Max Gruenberg, Democratic representative from Anchorage… Continue reading

Report questions reliability of Alaska missile interceptors

ANCHORAGE — A new government report raises doubts about whether an Alaska-based missile defense system could protect the U.S. from a North Korean attack.Alaska Public… Continue reading

Juneau man reappointed by President Obama

David Benton, former executive director of the Marine Conservation Alliance, has been reappointed to the federal Arctic Research Commission by President Barack Obama.The reappointment was… Continue reading

Police & fire calls for Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed… Continue reading

Proposed Wildlife Refuge rule creates debate

KENAI — A proposed wildlife management rule puts the federal Fish and Wildlife Service’s ecosystem conservation priorities in conflict with the Alaska Department of Fish… Continue reading

Economist: Alaska has bright future in global economy

When economist Greg Wolf talks about Alaska’s economy, the multibillion-dollar deficit isn’t the focal point. China is.Wolf, the executive director of World Trade Center-Alaska, told… Continue reading

Department of Revenue pushes for electronic tax filing

JUNEAU — Tucked within most of the tax bills Gov. Bill Walker submitted to lawmakers this session is a provision requiring Alaskans who pay taxes… Continue reading

Elder finds men missing on snowmobile trip

ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers are crediting a Scammon Bay village elder for the rescue of two people missing on a snowmobile trip.Despite medical issues… Continue reading

Public invited to testify on mining tax increase

The resources committee of the Alaska House of Representatives will take public testimony at 1 p.m. today on a proposed increase to the state’s mining… Continue reading

The northern lights dance over the Mendenhall Towers on Wednesday night.
The northern lights dance over the Mendenhall Towers on Wednesday night.