Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump, appear on the NBC "Today" television program, in New York Thursday, April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Trump to GOP leaders: Embrace me

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Donald Trump’s chief lieutenants pushed skeptical Republican leaders Thursday to embrace him as their likely presidential nominee, declaring he can deliver big… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2016
  • By STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT
  • Nation-World
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump, appear on the NBC "Today" television program, in New York Thursday, April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Clinton, relatives of Newtown victims talk gun violence

HARTFORD, Conn. — Hillary Clinton, sitting with relatives of victims of the Newtown school massacre, vowed Thursday to make sure gun violence is not ignored,… Continue reading

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 1985 file photo, Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing, File)

Pop superstar Prince dead at 57

CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” “Let’s Go Crazy” and… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2016
  • By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, HILLEL ITALIE and JEFF BAENEN
  • Nation-World
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 1985 file photo, Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing, File)

Police & fire for Wednesday, April 20, 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

36-year-old man found dead at Anchorage jail

ANCHORAGE — A 36-year-old inmate has been found dead at the Anchorage Correctional Complex.Department of Corrections officials said in a news release that Brian Pinkerton… Continue reading

Juneau woman heads to trial in Native art scam case

Two downtown business owners tied to a Native art scam went to court this week. One walked out with a plea deal and the other… Continue reading

Rep. Cathy Muñoz, R-Juneau, and Rep. Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, left, listen to the introduction of HB 379 in the House Finance Committee at the Capitol on Thursday. The bill would eliminate pay increases for certain state employees.

Cost-cutters turn attention to state salaries

Cost-cutting legislators in the Alaska House of Representatives are advancing with a proposal to eliminate automatic salary increases for state employees until oil tops $90… Continue reading

Rep. Cathy Muñoz, R-Juneau, and Rep. Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, left, listen to the introduction of HB 379 in the House Finance Committee at the Capitol on Thursday. The bill would eliminate pay increases for certain state employees.
Forest Wagner

What led to Monday’s bear mauling? Fish and Game is trying to find out

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game still don’t know many details about Monday’s bear mauling near Haines.Forest Wagner, an assistant professor with University of… Continue reading

Forest Wagner
Green dye makes its way through Ketchikan Creek on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

Man dumps non-toxic dye into Ketchikan Creek

KETCHIKAN — While Ketchikan and Chicago might not have much in common, the First City and the Windy City can share in at least one… Continue reading

Green dye makes its way through Ketchikan Creek on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
President Richard Peterson addresses delegates to the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska during the 81st Annual Tribal Assembly in Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday.

Central Council President delivers State of the Tribe address

During the State of the Tribe address Wednesday morning, Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska President Richard Peterson pledged to… Continue reading

President Richard Peterson addresses delegates to the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska during the 81st Annual Tribal Assembly in Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday.
Mercedes Muñoz, ceramics studio manager at The Canvas, glazes ceramic bowls Tuesday for this weekend's fundraiser for the Glory Hole.

Empty Bowls and new names: Glory Hole seeks name change suggestions at yearly fundraiser

The stacks of wooden and ceramic bowls that currently adorn Glory Hole Director Mariya Lovishchuck’s desk won’t be there for long. And — depending on… Continue reading

Mercedes Muñoz, ceramics studio manager at The Canvas, glazes ceramic bowls Tuesday for this weekend's fundraiser for the Glory Hole.

Alaska skiers hoped their snow cave wouldn’t become a tomb

ANCHORAGE — By their third day in a tiny snow cave under 4 feet of snow, Chris Hanna and Jenny Neyman thought the shelter in… Continue reading

Police & fire for Thursday, April 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

Around Town

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m., The Prospector Hotel.English as a Second Language, 9-10:15 a.m., Gruening Park Learning Connection, 1800 Northwood Dr. Free eight… Continue reading

Labor commissioner to speak to chamber

Alaska Department of Labor Commissioner Heidi Drygas will be the featured speaker at this week’s Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon.The lunch lecture takes place at… Continue reading

Fisherman in mutilated crab case found not guilty

A Juneau District Court judge found a local fisherman not guilty of mutilating Tanner crab.Judge Thomas Nave found commercial fisherman Charles Blattner, 47, not guilty… Continue reading

Negotiators to try for deal on rural power program bill

JUNEAU — The Alaska Senate has rejected House changes to a bill that would divvy up excess earnings from a rural power program.Senate and House… Continue reading

Clarification

An article that published Monday titled “Nothing but dinner: Seaweed on the plate,” did not mention regulations on collecting seaweed. Fish and Game regulations do… Continue reading

Marine Park Plaza parking extended

The city has extended seasonal parking at Marine Park Plaza, which was originally slated to close Wednesday.Drivers will now be able to park at the… Continue reading

Obama pushes Saudis, Gulf allies to step up Iraq aid

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — With fresh friction wearing on an old alliance, President Barack Obama pressed Saudi Arabia and Persian Gulf nations on Wednesday to… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2016
  • By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, LOLITA C. BALDOR and ADAM SCHRECK
  • Nation-World