Kasich first on Republican ballot

John Kasich, Ohio’s governor and a Republican candidate to become president, has become the first person to file for the Republican primary in Alaska.The news… Continue reading

Around town for Sunday, Oct. 25

Open trap shooting, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Trap Club, 1 Mile Montana Creek Road. The Juneau Trap Club is open to members and public trap… Continue reading

Obama: Limit standardized tests

WASHINGTON — Addressing one of education’s most divisive issues, President Barack Obama on Saturday called for capping standardized testing at 2 percent of classroom time… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2015
  • By JOSH LEDERMAN and JENNIFER C. KERR
  • Nation-World
A Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas canister during clashes with Israeli soldiers by the Israeli border with Gaza on Friday, Oct. 23. Elsewhere, Muslim prayers at Jerusalem's holiest site, which has been the epicenter of weeks of unrest, ended peacefully on Friday as the first time in weeks of escalating violence, Israel allowed Muslims of all ages to enter the site to perform prayers in an apparent bid to ease tensions.

For Palestinians, social media is source of news – and anger

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Four dailies, eight TV stations and scores of radio stations report on the current wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence in the Palestinian… Continue reading

A Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas canister during clashes with Israeli soldiers by the Israeli border with Gaza on Friday, Oct. 23. Elsewhere, Muslim prayers at Jerusalem's holiest site, which has been the epicenter of weeks of unrest, ended peacefully on Friday as the first time in weeks of escalating violence, Israel allowed Muslims of all ages to enter the site to perform prayers in an apparent bid to ease tensions.

Wisconsin GOP abolishes secret corruption probes

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Republicans are moving at breakneck speed to abolish secret investigations into political corruption such as one that haunted Gov. Scott Walker,… Continue reading

Susan Walker talks about the bone-lengthening treatment her son, Keagan, 17, left, went through after he was born with a short femur called Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency. Krysta Gillen, mother of Sylas, a 10-month-old boy, visited the Walker family to learn more about the treatment. Sylas was born with a shortened lower leg, called Fibular Hemimelia.

A mother’s dilemma

In a house on Mendenhall Pennisula, soft guitar music plays and a visiting baby gurgles his words and happily crawls on the floor, getting into… Continue reading

Susan Walker talks about the bone-lengthening treatment her son, Keagan, 17, left, went through after he was born with a short femur called Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency. Krysta Gillen, mother of Sylas, a 10-month-old boy, visited the Walker family to learn more about the treatment. Sylas was born with a shortened lower leg, called Fibular Hemimelia.
Consultants Radislov Shipkoff, director of Greengate LLC, left, Steven Kantor, managing director of FirstSouthwest, and Justin Palfreyman, director of Lazard, speak in favor of Gov. Bill Walker's TransCanada buy-out proposal during a House Finance Committee hearing at the Capitol on Saturday.

Analysis: Pay now or later for gas pipeline?

Chances are, you have at least one credit card in your wallet.Any time you pull it out and use it — whether at Foodland, Fred… Continue reading

Consultants Radislov Shipkoff, director of Greengate LLC, left, Steven Kantor, managing director of FirstSouthwest, and Justin Palfreyman, director of Lazard, speak in favor of Gov. Bill Walker's TransCanada buy-out proposal during a House Finance Committee hearing at the Capitol on Saturday.
Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, welcomes legislators back to the Capitol and gives thanks to Pam Varni, executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency, Jeff Goodell, Capitol building manager, and Dawson construction for their work getting the Capitol ready for the Special Session that started on Saturday.

Legislature starts work amid dust, drilling

Neither construction dust or the shrieking sound of drilling could keep the Alaska Legislature from starting its third special session of 2015 on Saturday.“You’ve got… Continue reading

Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau, welcomes legislators back to the Capitol and gives thanks to Pam Varni, executive director of the Legislative Affairs Agency, Jeff Goodell, Capitol building manager, and Dawson construction for their work getting the Capitol ready for the Special Session that started on Saturday.

Gov. Walker nixes natural gas tax after pledge from Big Oil

It’s business as unusual.On Friday afternoon, less than 24 hours before the Alaska Legislature was to begin its third special session of 2015, Gov. Bill… Continue reading

In this July 17, 2003 photo, the Ketchikan airport ferry Bob Ellis leaves the airport loceated on Gravina Island in Ketchikan. Alaska's so-called bridge to nowhere, which became a poster child for congressional earmarks, appears dead.

Department moving away from ‘bridge to nowhere’

JUNEAU — Alaska’s so-called bridge to nowhere, derided by critics as an example of congressional earmarks run amok, appears dead.State transportation department officials have spurned… Continue reading

In this July 17, 2003 photo, the Ketchikan airport ferry Bob Ellis leaves the airport loceated on Gravina Island in Ketchikan. Alaska's so-called bridge to nowhere, which became a poster child for congressional earmarks, appears dead.

City pot board tables tax, license discussions

After nearly recommending an 8 percent tax on marijuana sales for Assembly consideration, the City and Borough of Juneau Marijuana Committee decided instead to table… Continue reading

Project provides boat access to Chena River in Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS — A project to stabilize the Chena River in Fairbanks is expected to allow for further development in the city’s downtown area.The multi-stage project… Continue reading

Woman dies, 2 children hurt, in fire in village of Chevak

ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers say a 39-year-old woman died and two children were injured in a residential fire in the western Alaska village of… Continue reading

Man pleads guilty to illegal purchase of halibut

KETCHIKAN — A former Ketchikan resident and business owner has pleaded guilty to purchasing nearly 1,000 pounds of halibut that was caught for subsistence and… Continue reading

In this Jan. 26, 2003, file photo, a China Airlines Boeing 747-400 sits on the tarmac at the Chiang Kai-shek International airport in Taoyuan, Taiwan. A woman deported to her homeland Taiwan after giving birth on a China Airlines flight on Oct. 8, 2015, to the U.S. in an apparent attempt to give her baby American citizenship may have to pay hefty compensation for forcing the plane to divert.

Taiwanese woman may face hefty bill for US plane birth

TAIPEI — A Taiwanese woman who gave birth on a flight to the U.S. in what may have been an attempt to give her baby… Continue reading

In this Jan. 26, 2003, file photo, a China Airlines Boeing 747-400 sits on the tarmac at the Chiang Kai-shek International airport in Taoyuan, Taiwan. A woman deported to her homeland Taiwan after giving birth on a China Airlines flight on Oct. 8, 2015, to the U.S. in an apparent attempt to give her baby American citizenship may have to pay hefty compensation for forcing the plane to divert.
Fog forms over Mendenhall Lake as Nugget Falls flows from recent rainfall on Tuesday.

Photo: Foggy formation

Fog forms over Mendenhall Lake as Nugget Falls flows from recent rainfall on Tuesday. … Continue reading

Fog forms over Mendenhall Lake as Nugget Falls flows from recent rainfall on Tuesday.

Blue Jays try to force deciding Game 7 vs Royals in ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals have established a reputation for dramatic postseason comebacks the past couple of years, beginning with last season’s… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2015
  • By DAVE SKRETTA

Juneau students on mark with state testing

After the first round of standardized testing using a new progress scale, Juneau School District students turned out seemingly satisfying scores, relative to state results.Superintendent… Continue reading

Obama vetoes $612 billion defense bill in rebuke to GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama vetoed a sweeping $612 billion defense policy bill Thursday in a rebuke to congressional Republicans, and insisted they send… Continue reading

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Under GOP grilling, Clinton seeks to close book on Benghazi

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton strove to close the book on the worst episode of her tenure as secretary of state Thursday, battling Republican questions… Continue reading

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)