Work to dredge the Douglas Boat Harbor continues on Thursday. The Army Corps of Engineers is overseeing the project to deepen the harbor to a depth of 14 feet and is also funding the $5.8 million project which will rebuild half the harbor floats. The work is to be completed by next October.

Photo: Harbor dredging

Work to dredge the Douglas Boat Harbor continues Thursday. The Army Corps of Engineers is overseeing the project to deepen the harbor to a depth… Continue reading

Work to dredge the Douglas Boat Harbor continues on Thursday. The Army Corps of Engineers is overseeing the project to deepen the harbor to a depth of 14 feet and is also funding the $5.8 million project which will rebuild half the harbor floats. The work is to be completed by next October.

Brussels hunkers down amid threat

BRUSSELS — Belgian authorities closed down Brussels’ subway system and flooded the streets with armed police and soldiers Saturday in response to what they said… Continue reading

Soldiers from the presidential patrol outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali, Saturday in anticipation of the President's visit.

Mali attack took advantage of security lapses

BAMAKO, Mali — The heavily armed Islamic extremists who shot up a luxury hotel in Mali’s capital, killing 19 people, timed their assault for the… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2015
  • By BABA AHMED and ROBBIE COREY-BOULET
  • Nation-World
Soldiers from the presidential patrol outside the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali, Saturday in anticipation of the President's visit.
In this photo taken on Nov. 18, Sheeneneh Smith, a transgender woman, speaks after performing during a Trans Day of Remembrance program in New York.

Homicides of transgender women reach alarming high

For a few transgender Americans, this has been a year of glamour and fame. For many others, 2015 has been fraught with danger, violence and… Continue reading

In this photo taken on Nov. 18, Sheeneneh Smith, a transgender woman, speaks after performing during a Trans Day of Remembrance program in New York.

US religious leaders make forceful appeal to admit refugees

In rare agreement across faith and ideological lines, leaders of major American religious groups have condemned proposed bans on Syrian refugees, contending a legitimate debate… Continue reading

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks during the Presidential Family Forum on Friday in Des Moines, Iowa.

Carson supports monitoring of ‘anti-American’ groups

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson said Saturday that he wants to expand the government’s surveillance operations aimed at potential terrorist threats, even beyond… Continue reading

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks during the Presidential Family Forum on Friday in Des Moines, Iowa.

Seeking route for pot clubs, marijuana board approves nation’s first cafes

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board is giving tourists a place to light up (or chow down) once cannabis sales begin next year.On Friday, the board… Continue reading

Alaska pot regulators OK on-site consumption

JUNEAU — The board tasked with writing rules for Alaska’s legalized marijuana industry has approved allowing some retail pot stores to permit on-site consumption.The 3-2… Continue reading

Billy Brown of the Discovery Channel series "Alaska Bush People" pled guilty Wednesday to PFD fraud along with other family members in Juneau Superior Court.

Juneau judge rejects plea deal for ‘Alaskan Bush People’ family

A Juneau judge on Thursday rejected a proposed plea deal for the reality TV stars on Discovery Channels’ “Alaskan Bush People” who are accused of… Continue reading

Billy Brown of the Discovery Channel series "Alaska Bush People" pled guilty Wednesday to PFD fraud along with other family members in Juneau Superior Court.
Rain is on the way.

Stupendous showers should soak snowpack

Juneau’s heaviest single-day snowfall since March 2013 is about to get a lot heavier.The National Weather Service is forecasting 3-5 inches of rain to fall… Continue reading

Rain is on the way.

Around town for Friday, Nov. 20

GED orientation class, 9 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. GED orientation is designed to improve the success rate of those taking the tests.… Continue reading

Ava Meade, center, plays the loving mother with her own daughter played by Clara Smith, right, who helps Annie Warbucks, played by Kayla Kohlhase, get back to her father, Daddy Warbucks. Theater at Latitude 58 presents "Annie Warbucks" at the Thunder Mountain High School auditorium Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22, 2 p.m.

Photos: Annie Warbucks

Ava Meade, center, plays the loving mother with her own daughter played by Clara Smith, right, who helps Annie Warbucks, played by Kayla Kohlhase, get… Continue reading

Ava Meade, center, plays the loving mother with her own daughter played by Clara Smith, right, who helps Annie Warbucks, played by Kayla Kohlhase, get back to her father, Daddy Warbucks. Theater at Latitude 58 presents "Annie Warbucks" at the Thunder Mountain High School auditorium Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22, 2 p.m.

Harper, Donaldson earn MVP honors

NEW YORK — Bryce Harper became the youngest unanimous MVP winner in baseball history Thursday, capturing the NL award despite his Washington Nationals missing the… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2015
  • By BEN WALKER

Massachusetts proposes tighter regs for fantasy sports

BOSTON — Daily fantasy sports companies like FanDuel and Boston-based DraftKings would be allowed to continue operating in Massachusetts, but with age and advertising restrictions,… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2015
  • By BOB SALSBERG

Lawyers: Concussion deal excludes central brain injury

PHILADELPHIA — Former players appealing the NFL’s $1 billion plan to address concussion-linked injuries asked a court on Thursday to reject the settlement because it… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2015
  • By MARYCLAIRE DALE

Warriors rally, reach 13-0 with win over Clippers

LOS ANGELES — Stephen Curry scored 40 points and the Golden State Warriors rallied from a 23-point, first-half deficit to beat the Los Angeles Clippers… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2015

Ovechkin breaks record, but Stars defeat Capitals

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin scored his 484th NHL goal, breaking Sergei Fedorov’s record for most by a Russian-born player, but the Dallas Stars bounced back… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2015

All hail Gordon, Harvick refuses to play games

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Kevin Harvick has made a predictable habit of trying to rattle his opposition when the stakes are at their highest.With Jeff Gordon… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2015
  • By JENNA FRYER

Kisner leads at Sea Island; Loves end even

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Davis Love III and Davis Love IV did everything together Thursday at Sea Island.They have the same pre-shot routine, a… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2015
  • By DOUG FERGUSON

‘Silver tsunami’ puts CCFR in hot seat

In 15 years, Juneau’s population has only increased by roughly 2,000 people. In that same time period, the rate of emergency calls has more than… Continue reading