A sign posted in front of TransCanada's Keystone pipeline facilities in Hardisty, Alberta, Canada, is seen on Friday.

Without Keystone, industry must find new paths for oil

TORONTO — Following the Obama administration’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, the oil industry faces the tricky task of making sure the crude oil… Continue reading

A sign posted in front of TransCanada's Keystone pipeline facilities in Hardisty, Alberta, Canada, is seen on Friday.

Jeb Bush files for Alaska GOP preference poll

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush filed the necessary paperwork to ensure Alaska’s Republicans will see his name on the Presidential Preference Poll on March 1,… Continue reading

Cause of diesel spill in Cold Bay under investigation

The U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and Frosty Fuel, LLC, established a unified command Friday in response to a diesel spill in… Continue reading

Police blotter for Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015

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

Juneau Construction Academy to offer information session

The Juneau Construction Academy will offer a free information session about local construction and trades career opportunities from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the… Continue reading

Public program offered on grief and loss during the holidays

The Widowed Persons Program and Hospice & Home Care of Juneau will hold “Grief, Loss & the Holidays,” a free public program, at 5:30 p.m.… Continue reading

Coast Guard to train, fire off blanks

The U.S. Coast Guard in Juneau will hold machine gun tactics training with blank ammunition as part of its annual training from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday,… Continue reading

City Museum hosts lecture on last Alaska executions

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum will host a free evening public presentation by Averil Lerman on the last executions in… Continue reading

In this Sept. 8 photo, Jack Baker hugs his father's PTSD service dog, Honor, at his home in Clyde, N.C.

After vet felled by PTSD, service dog aids family

CLYDE, N.C. — Part of the Labrador retriever’s training was to sense when the demons of war had invaded Wade Baker’s dreams.“I woke up with… Continue reading

In this Sept. 8 photo, Jack Baker hugs his father's PTSD service dog, Honor, at his home in Clyde, N.C.

Job creator or job killer? A look at Pacific trade deal

WASHINGTON — The sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal now being debated would cover everything from Vietnamese labor unions to copyright protections to trade in sockeye… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2015
  • By PAUL WISEMAN and MARTIN CRUTSINGER
  • Nation-World

Federal bomb squad conducts training exercise in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE — FBI officials said a Washington, D.C.-based bomb squad defused a simulated nuclear device at the Port of Anchorage during a training exercise this… Continue reading

UA OKs tuition increase, $960M budget

FAIRBANKS — University of Alaska students will see an increase in tuition next year following a decision by the board of regents to approve a… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker signs the bill to buyout TransCanada's share of the AKLNG project as Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, left, Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, and Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, right, watch at the Capitol on Thursday.

Done deal: Walker signs bill buying out TransCanada’s share of pipeline

Gov. Bill Walker was all smiles as he signed a bill that will give Alaska one-quarter ownership of a natural gas pipeline — once it’s… Continue reading

Gov. Bill Walker signs the bill to buyout TransCanada's share of the AKLNG project as Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, left, Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, and Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, right, watch at the Capitol on Thursday.
A grass-roots movement called "Juneau - Stop Heroin, Start Talking," is bringing awareness of heroin addiction in the capital city by handing out anti-heroin stickers, magnets and bracelets for free and selling T-shirts for a $10 donation.

On heroin deaths: ‘Something had to be done’

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of stories on heroin, with the next installments to be published Sunday and Monday. Michele Stuart Morgan… Continue reading

A grass-roots movement called "Juneau - Stop Heroin, Start Talking," is bringing awareness of heroin addiction in the capital city by handing out anti-heroin stickers, magnets and bracelets for free and selling T-shirts for a $10 donation.

UAB talks sewage sludge options

There’s a barge on the horizon headed for Seattle; its contents ultimately headed for Oregon. With one hand, the city officials watching it leave Juneau… Continue reading

No. 2 Baylor holds off pesky K-State to stay perfect

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Jarrett Stidham knew his lack of experience was probably a big reason Baylor was only ranked sixth in the initial College Football… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2015
  • By DAVE SKRETTA

Dalton leads way as Bengals beat Browns 31-10, go to 8-0

CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton plopped down in the chair and didn’t even wait for the first question.“A little different from last year, huh?” he said,… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2015
  • By JOE KAY

Detective: ‘Hero’ cop sought hit-man to cover up thefts

FOX LAKE, Ill. — Months before an Illinois police officer staged his suicide to make it seem like he died in the line of duty,… Continue reading

NASA: Sun stripping away Martian atmosphere, left dry planet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s Mars-orbiting Maven spacecraft has discovered that the sun likely robbed the red planet of its once-thick atmosphere and water.On… Continue reading

Woman who held disabled people captive gets life in prison

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman who kept mentally disabled adults captive in the basement of a Philadelphia home and in other states for their disability… Continue reading