New trailer could boost size of Fairbanks LNG deliveries

ANCHORAGE — A state agency will evaluate a new semi-truck trailer that could carry larger loads of liquefied natural gas from a plant at Point… Continue reading

Avalanche danger slows search for missing Hatcher Pass skier

ANCHORAGE — Avalanche danger is continuing to hamper search efforts for a man missing at Hatcher Pass.Anchorage television station KTUU reported 33-year-old Dr. Liam Walsh… Continue reading

In this Nov. 9 photo, Cleo Pablo, left, and her wife, Tara Roy-Pablo, stand outside their home in Phoenix.

Gay marriage is legal but not on tribal lands

FLAGSTAFF — Cleo Pablo married her longtime partner when gay weddings became legal in Arizona and looked forward to the day when her wife and… Continue reading

In this Nov. 9 photo, Cleo Pablo, left, and her wife, Tara Roy-Pablo, stand outside their home in Phoenix.

Marijuana club opens in former wine bar

FAIRBANKS — A marijuana club that allows consumption but not sales quietly opened this week in Fairbanks and its owners say they are operating within… Continue reading

Around town for Friday, Nov. 27

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Diane, 463-6176.Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267.Native Artist Market, 11 a.m., 320 W Willoughby… Continue reading

POW fears of borough annexation rekindle

Rumors are once again rolling that the Ketchikan Gateway Borough might annex some or all of Prince of Wales Island.At the Borough Assembly’s Monday meeting,… Continue reading

Photo: Christmas tree on display

Larry O'Keefe, left, and John Wright of the city's parks maintenance division set up a Christmas tree display at Marine Park on Tuesday.… Continue reading

Alaska’s Arteries: A visual map of ferry system anemia

The Alaska Marine Highway system has long been the transportation lifeblood of Southeast Alaska. (Mobile users may view infographic here.)Lately, it’s started to look a… Continue reading

Nurse Practitioner Cynthia Mattoni, the new medical provider at Front Street Community Health Center, helps Michael John Townsend with a hand injury at the clinic on Wednesday.

A comeback story: Front Street Clinic fundraises for a stable future

It’s hard to believe the Front Street Clinic was once in danger of closing.On Wednesday, two Filipino patients waited in the clinic’s lobby and chit-chatted… Continue reading

Nurse Practitioner Cynthia Mattoni, the new medical provider at Front Street Community Health Center, helps Michael John Townsend with a hand injury at the clinic on Wednesday.
U.S. Coast Guard LTJG Katharine Martorelli collects donated coats and blankets left at Foodland IGA on Monday. The collected items will be given out when the USCG Cutter Liberty makes a tour of smaller Southeast Alaska coastal communities later this winter.

Coast Guard blanket, coat drive underway

The annual Coast Guard blanket and coat drive is underway in Juneau, and so far, the donation bins have been overflowing.Decorated bins, with signs asking… Continue reading

U.S. Coast Guard LTJG Katharine Martorelli collects donated coats and blankets left at Foodland IGA on Monday. The collected items will be given out when the USCG Cutter Liberty makes a tour of smaller Southeast Alaska coastal communities later this winter.
Old pilings south of Sandy Beach are reflected in the calm waters of Gastineau Channel on Wednesday.

Photo: Sandy Beach pilings in the fog

Old pilings south of Sandy Beach are reflected in the calm waters of Gastineau Channel on Wednesday.… Continue reading

Old pilings south of Sandy Beach are reflected in the calm waters of Gastineau Channel on Wednesday.
In this photo taken Nov. 12, a mosque is seen from the mountains in the village of Gubden, Dagestan, Russia.

Russian crackdown on Muslims fuels exodus to Islamic State

KOMSOMOLSKOYE, Russia — Rashid Magomedov had had enough, his father said. The devout Muslim was detained several times by Russian security police, spent two months… Continue reading

In this photo taken Nov. 12, a mosque is seen from the mountains in the village of Gubden, Dagestan, Russia.

Native Americans in Louisiana swamps seek tribal recognition

LAFITTE, La. — Giovanni R. Santini has done just about all he could to prove he’s an American Indian over the decades he’s lived in… Continue reading

A look at the hot toys for holiday 2015

NEW YORK — Which toys will warm the hearts of parents and kids for the holiday 2015 shopping season?Holiday toys hit the shelves in recent… Continue reading

TV buying guide: Get out tape measure

LOS ANGELES — If you’re shopping for a TV, get out a tape measure and do some quick calculations before you head to the store.… Continue reading

This photo provided by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment shows a Blu-ray and Digital HD of "Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy." The trilogy will include all three movies plus a new bonus disc with more two hours of content. (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment via AP)

Unique box sets and gift ideas for film fans

LOS ANGELES — DVD or Blu-ray box sets can be great gifts for film fans, but they’re often a predictable, and let’s face it, boring… Continue reading

This photo provided by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment shows a Blu-ray and Digital HD of "Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy." The trilogy will include all three movies plus a new bonus disc with more two hours of content. (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment via AP)

There’s a holiday gift to make every TV fan happy

LOS ANGELES — Pity TV fans back in the day, eager to buy really cool merchandise tie-ins to their favorite series but victims of bad… Continue reading

This photo provided courtesy of HBO shows a scene from "Game of Thrones" season 5. Fans can watch the series with an HBO Now subscription ($14.99). (Nick Wall/HBO via AP)

Streaming channels: The gifts that keep on giving

LOS ANGELES — Looking for a holiday present that’s a perfect fit, procrastinator-friendly and a constant reminder of your generosity? Consider a gift subscription to… Continue reading

This photo provided courtesy of HBO shows a scene from "Game of Thrones" season 5. Fans can watch the series with an HBO Now subscription ($14.99). (Nick Wall/HBO via AP)
Ceivarenn Isaako walks with her daughter, Mareanna, 3, through the electronics department at Walmart on Tuesday. Walmart's Black Friday sale starts at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Black Friday buys at big-box stores

Juneau’s commercial scene is hardly dominated by big chain stores, but their annual day in the sun has come. The city’s big-box stores are preparing… Continue reading

Ceivarenn Isaako walks with her daughter, Mareanna, 3, through the electronics department at Walmart on Tuesday. Walmart's Black Friday sale starts at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Esme Woolford, 2, explores the toys at The Imagination Station during a stop at the downtown shop with her mother, Noelle, on Monday.

Shopping local to support a community

Maybe it’s 50 percent discounted electronics that inspire midnight shoppers on Black Friday, but for fans of sleeping in who still want a deal this… Continue reading

Esme Woolford, 2, explores the toys at The Imagination Station during a stop at the downtown shop with her mother, Noelle, on Monday.