AGDC interim prez: Krusen tapped

The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. began formally regrouping Dec. 18 when Fritz Krusen was named interim president and other board of directors positions were settled.Krusen… Continue reading

A salmon hangs from a measuring hook Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 at Don Statter Boat Harbor in Auke Bay as the Golden North Salmon Derby sign hangs in the background.

Legislation includes labeling provisions for faux salmon

JUNEAU — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has gotten language into a major spending and tax package that would not allow the sale of genetically modified… Continue reading

A salmon hangs from a measuring hook Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 at Don Statter Boat Harbor in Auke Bay as the Golden North Salmon Derby sign hangs in the background.

Photo: Montessori puppets

Montessori Borealis students parade their handmade puppets during a practice run in the Marie Drake gymnasium on Thursday. MK McNaughton has been working with the… Continue reading

John Thornley, left, senior geotechnical engineer, and Nick Moran, staff geotechnical engineer, both of Golder Associates in Anchorage, relocate a water pressure data collector along a new walkway parallel to Glacier Highway at Auke Lake on Thursday. The new walkway is scheduled for completion early next summer.

Photo: Auke Lake trail

John Thornley, left, senior geotechnical engineer, and Nick Moran, staff geotechnical engineer, both of Golder Associates in Anchorage, relocate a water pressure data collector along… Continue reading

John Thornley, left, senior geotechnical engineer, and Nick Moran, staff geotechnical engineer, both of Golder Associates in Anchorage, relocate a water pressure data collector along a new walkway parallel to Glacier Highway at Auke Lake on Thursday. The new walkway is scheduled for completion early next summer.

Austin, Gurley lead Rams past Bucs 31-23

ST. LOUIS — Rams players saw the signs, heard the chanting, noticed the volume was turned up. The effort was inspired on what could have… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2015
  • By R.B. FALLSTROM

Mariners re-sign Iwakuma after reported deal with Dodgers

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners didn’t wait long to go after Hisashi Iwakuma after his agreement with the Los Angeles Dodgers was never finalized.The Mariners… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2015
  • By TIM BOOTH

Postal Service says mailing marijuana ads is illegal

PORTLAND, Ore. — The U.S. Postal Service says it’s illegal to mail materials containing advertising for marijuana products, even in states that have legalized the… Continue reading

Pot regulations for Alaska on track, but obstacles remain

ANCHORAGE — The chairman of Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board says the state is on track with setting rules for the recreational marijuana industry, but that… Continue reading

No murder charges for teenager

After hearing conflicting evidence from multiple witnesses of a fatal stabbing, a Juneau grand jury last week chose not to indict a 19-year-old teenager on… Continue reading

Capital City Fire & Rescue Firefighter Sean Rhea helps Floyd Dryden Middle School seventh grader Kimberly Clark operate a fire hose as part of her Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) class.

A new chapter for Juneau sciences

Students in the Juneau School District won’t experience a new science curriculum for at least another year, but community members are already gathering to ask… Continue reading

Capital City Fire & Rescue Firefighter Sean Rhea helps Floyd Dryden Middle School seventh grader Kimberly Clark operate a fire hose as part of her Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) class.

Judge frees men in case

FAIRBANKS — A judge in Alaska approved terms of a settlement Thursday that throws out the longstanding convictions of four indigenous men in the 1997… Continue reading

‘Star Wars’: A pop culture phenomenon

OK, so maybe he was mixing his “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” references. But when President Barack Obama spoke of getting congressional leaders into a… Continue reading

Exec who jacked up price of a lifesaving drug is arrested

NEW YORK (AP) — A boyish-looking entrepreneur who became the new face of corporate greed when he jacked up the price of a lifesaving drug… Continue reading

Ex-US House Speaker Dennis Hastert recovering from stroke

CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, awaiting sentencing in a hush-money case, has suffered a stroke and was admitted to a hospital… Continue reading

Buyer of guns used in massacre charged

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The man who bought the assault rifles used by his friend in the San Bernardino massacre was charged Thursday with terrorism-related counts… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2015
  • By BRIAN MELLEY and CHRISTINE ARMARIO
  • Nation-World

House OKs tax-cut package, first leg of budget deal

WASHINGTON — Republicans overwhelmed divided Democrats to whisk tax breaks for businesses, families and special interests through the House on Thursday as Congress sped toward… Continue reading

US-Cuba aviation deal allows 110 scheduled flights a day

HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba have struck a deal to allow as many as 110 regular airline flights a day, allowing a… Continue reading

Putin praises Trump as ‘bright, talented’

MOSCOW — In Vladimir Putin’s view, Donald Trump is “bright and talented.” But as much as those words sound overtly like praise, there are some… Continue reading

UN adopts resolution to disrupt Islamic State funds

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Thursday aimed at disrupting revenue that the Islamic State extremist group gets from… Continue reading

More money to fight wildfires, but no long-term budget fix

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Budget legislation headed toward approval by Congress includes an additional $610 million for the U.S. Forest Service to fight wildfires next year… Continue reading