Washington halts Seattle tunnel project over safety concerns

SEATTLE — Washington transportation officials and Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday halted all digging by Seattle’s tunnel-boring machine until the contractor determines what caused a… Continue reading

Iran says it has removed core of reactor, key to nuke deal

TEHRAN, Iran — Nuclear technicians have finished removing the core of the Iran’s only nuclear heavy water reactor as part of Tehran’s obligations under its… Continue reading

Tribes say stronger self-governance key to success

WASHINGTON — Tribes want the federal government to work with them to strengthen and modernize their ability to self-govern, saying the best solutions for Native… Continue reading

In this undated photo provided by researchers on Tuesday, volunteer Sergey Gorbunov works at the excavation site of a mammoth carcass in northern Russia's Siberia region near the Kara Sea.

Mammoth bones show early human presence in Arctic

NEW YORK — The remains of a mammoth that was hunted down about 45,000 years ago have revealed the earliest known evidence of humans in… Continue reading

In this undated photo provided by researchers on Tuesday, volunteer Sergey Gorbunov works at the excavation site of a mammoth carcass in northern Russia's Siberia region near the Kara Sea.
The Science on a Sphere, a global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, now has a purpose-built room of it's own at the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museums building.

One mantra, one goal for SLAM workers

Bob Banghart has a simple mantra for anyone who asks about the new State Library, Archives and Museum.“On schedule, on budget,” he said. “I mean,… Continue reading

The Science on a Sphere, a global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, now has a purpose-built room of it's own at the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museums building.
In this July 21, 2013 photo, Roland Maw takes notes during a hearing on the Magnuson Stevens federal fisheries management act in Kenai. On Wednesday, Maw was charged with falsifying his Alaska residency on 17 counts.

Former Board of Fisheries nominee charged with PFD fraud

Roland Maw, a Kenai Peninsula commercial fishing advocate and the former executive director of the United Cook Inlet Drift Association, was charged with falsifying his… Continue reading

In this July 21, 2013 photo, Roland Maw takes notes during a hearing on the Magnuson Stevens federal fisheries management act in Kenai. On Wednesday, Maw was charged with falsifying his Alaska residency on 17 counts.

State of University speech warns of cuts

FAIRBANKS — The new president of the University of Alaska is warning students and staff of potential cuts to degree offerings and university jobs as… Continue reading

Police calls for Friday, Jan. 15, 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

Freshman Elijah Rodriguez explains his design and lighting concept to Michele Elfers, a project manager for the City & Borough of Juneau, as part of his computer aided design class presentation at Juneau-Douglas High School on Thursday. Teacher Colin Dukes says students are given real world problems to work on and looks to city projects, such as the Franklin and Front Street reconstruction project, for student projects.

Photo: Future urban designers

Freshman Elijah Rodriguez explains his design and lighting concept to Michele Elfers, a project manager for the City and Borough of Juneau, as part of… Continue reading

Freshman Elijah Rodriguez explains his design and lighting concept to Michele Elfers, a project manager for the City & Borough of Juneau, as part of his computer aided design class presentation at Juneau-Douglas High School on Thursday. Teacher Colin Dukes says students are given real world problems to work on and looks to city projects, such as the Franklin and Front Street reconstruction project, for student projects.

Charges filed in shooting death on remote Shuyak Island

KODIAK — A 44-year-old Anchorage man has been charged with first-degree murder and evidence tampering in the November shooting death of a man on a… Continue reading

Attorneys offer free legal advice on MLK Day

In keeping with the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, attorneys will be on hand at two different Juneau locations on Monday to provide… Continue reading

Obamacare signup deadline today

Today is the deadline to sign up for Obamacare in 2016.According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, open enrollment in the program… Continue reading

Around Town for Jan. 15

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176. Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267. Organ concert, noon, State Office Building.Senior… Continue reading

Doping report: Corruption was ’embedded’ in IAAF

MUNICH — Track and field’s governing body was corrupted from the inside by a “powerful rogue group” led by its president, and they conspired to… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2016
  • By JOHN LEICESTER

Seahawks overcame early collapses to get to this point

RENTON, Wash. — They sat around in the aftermath of a fourth loss in six games, this vaunted group of Seattle Seahawks defensive backs trying… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2016
  • By TIM BOOTH

Japan honors Hank Aaron By PAUL NEWBERRY

ATLANTA — Japan honored former home run king Hank Aaron with one of its highest awards on Thursday, saying he is a symbol of its… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2016

Giants tap McAdoo to replace Coughlin

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Ben McAdoo needed two seasons to fix the New York Giants offense.His job now is to get the franchise back on… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2016
  • By TOM CANAVAN

Source: Pederson accepts Eagles’ coaching offer

PHILADELPHIA — Kansas City offensive coordinator Doug Pederson has accepted the Philadelphia Eagles’ offer to become their coach, a person with knowledge of the decision… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2016
  • By ROB MAADDI

Chip Kelly hired as new coach of 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Chip Kelly is the offensive-minded, experienced head coach the San Francisco 49ers have long sought, and now he needs to win… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2016
  • By JANIE McCAULEY

WHO declares end to Ebola epidemic after 11,300 deaths

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization declared an end to the deadliest Ebola outbreak ever on Thursday after no new cases emerged in Liberia,… Continue reading