Feds pause Arctic deepwater port prep

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday it is halting, for 12 months, work on a deepwater port in the Arctic.The Corps’ Alaska division… Continue reading

Trooper shoots man in confrontation on Kenai Peninsula

ANCHORAGE — Authorities say a state trooper has shot and killed a man during a confrontation on the Sterling Highway in the Kenai Peninsula.According to… Continue reading

Potholes outside Fairbanks cause problems for school buses

FAIRBANKS — School buses in Fairbanks are traveling down a deteriorating, pot-hole filled stretch of road that both the state and the Fairbanks North Star… Continue reading

Angela Rodell has been named the next executive director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. Seen here, she answers questions from the corporation's board of trustees on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 in Juneau.

New CEO of Alaska Permanent Fund Corp to take helm this week

JUNEAU — The new CEO of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. starts work this week.Corporation spokeswoman Laura Achee says the start date for Angela Rodell… Continue reading

Angela Rodell has been named the next executive director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. Seen here, she answers questions from the corporation's board of trustees on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 in Juneau.

Same Royals in World Series? Think again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Luke Hochevar was a member of the Kansas City Royals who advanced to the World Series a year ago. He was… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2015
  • By DAVE SKRETTA

Miami fires Golden after worst loss in program history

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The worst loss in Miami’s storied history was coach Al Golden’s last game with the Hurricanes.In a move that long seemed… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2015
  • By TIM REYNOLDS

Utah, Florida St. losses shake up Top 25 By JOHN MARSHALL

Utah dropped from the ranks of the unbeaten and so did Florida State.The two losses led to a shake-up in The Associated Press’ Top 25… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2015

Shaky Pats come back to top Jets, still unbeaten

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady overcame New England’s shaky first three quarters by throwing for a pair of touchdowns in the fourth, and the Patriots… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2015

Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders dies of cancer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Flip Saunders, who rose from the backwaters of basketball’s minor leagues to become one of the most powerful men in the NBA… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2015
  • By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
Shepherds lead their sheep through the center of Madrid, Spain on Sunday in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices.

Shepherds guide 2,000 sheep through Madrid

MADRID — Spanish shepherds have led 2,000 sheep through the streets of Madrid in defense of age-old droving, grazing and migration rights that are increasingly… Continue reading

Shepherds lead their sheep through the center of Madrid, Spain on Sunday in defense of ancient grazing, droving and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices.

Bangladesh rejects Islamic State’s claim

DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh’s government on Sunday dismissed the Islamic State group’s claim that it was behind a bomb attack on thousands of Shiite Muslims… Continue reading

Southeast residents protest ferry cutbacks

KETCHIKAN — Southeast Alaska residents are worried ferry service will fall next year to what may be the lowest level in decades.Concerned residents filled the… Continue reading

In this Oct. 15 photo, Dr. Paul Landen, an associate professor of psychology at Kenai Peninsula College, displays woven tapestries, a prayer flag and a book of Buddhist doctrine purchased on his travels to Bhutan, during a talk at the Soldotna college.

Kenai Peninsula College professor travels to Bhutan

KENAI — Dr. Paul Landen began training last October for hiking in the Bhutanese mountains, but the 2,000-foot climbs still took the wind out of… Continue reading

In this Oct. 15 photo, Dr. Paul Landen, an associate professor of psychology at Kenai Peninsula College, displays woven tapestries, a prayer flag and a book of Buddhist doctrine purchased on his travels to Bhutan, during a talk at the Soldotna college.

Report: Southeast economy poised for downward swing

Southeast Alaska’s economy appears to be entering a stormy season.That’s the conclusion of a new report completed by Rain Coast Data and the Southeast Conference.… Continue reading

Some of the crew of the polar icebreaker U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy head to downtown Juneau as others stand watch on Friday. The ship stopped in Juneau during a return trip to it's Seattle base after it's Arctic West Summer 2015 science mission.

Photo: On the lookout

Kirk Thorsteinson holds up his son, Craig, 5, so he can look through the 20-power binoculars on the bridge of the polar icebreaker U.S. Coast… Continue reading

Some of the crew of the polar icebreaker U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy head to downtown Juneau as others stand watch on Friday. The ship stopped in Juneau during a return trip to it's Seattle base after it's Arctic West Summer 2015 science mission.

Alaskan stranded in Russia after flight canceled

ANCHORAGE — Sivoy Miklahook booked his flight to Russia when there were no scheduled return flights to Alaska, but he figured something would come up… Continue reading

DNR: TransCanada ‘supportive’ of buyout

Canadian pipeline builder TransCanada supports a proposal to buy out its stake in the proposed trans-Alaska natural gas pipeline, deputy natural resources director Marty Rutherford… Continue reading

In this photo taken on Oct. 13, Marjorie Tahbone of Nome, left, and Denali Whiting, of Kotzebue, take a selfie during the First Alaskans Institute Elders and Youth Conference in Anchorage.

Inupiaq woman joins traditional tattooing movement

ANCHORAGE — Marjorie Tahbone pushed a needle into and back out of a woman’s forearm, allowing the ink-covered end of the cotton thread to soak… Continue reading

In this photo taken on Oct. 13, Marjorie Tahbone of Nome, left, and Denali Whiting, of Kotzebue, take a selfie during the First Alaskans Institute Elders and Youth Conference in Anchorage.

Around town for Monday, Oct. 26

Computer Basics, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry way.Tai Chi class for ages 60 and older, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., Filipino Communit Hall. Enrollment… Continue reading

Police blotter for Monday, Oct. 26, 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