Photo: Juneau serene

All is quiet “out the road” in Juneau on a recent morning.… Continue reading

Company plans gravel island to extract Arctic offshore oil

ANCHORAGE — Arctic offshore drilling by Royal Dutch Shell PLC drew protests on two continents this year, but a more modest proposal for extracting petroleum… Continue reading

In Memoriam of the mayor

At the end of October I had the privelge of sitting down with Greg Fisk — Juneau’s then recently elected (and even more recently sworn… Continue reading

In a Dec. 4 photo, lettuce grows under red and blue lights at Alaska Natural Organics in the Old Matanuska Maid building on Northern Lights Blvd. in Anchorage. The company recently delivered hydroponic grown basil, it’s first sale, to Carrs Safeway and New Sagaya stores.

‘Vertical farm’ sends greens to market

ANCHORAGE — Eight boxes of living basil made it to a handful of Anchorage grocery stores in the first week of December, marking the first… Continue reading

In a Dec. 4 photo, lettuce grows under red and blue lights at Alaska Natural Organics in the Old Matanuska Maid building on Northern Lights Blvd. in Anchorage. The company recently delivered hydroponic grown basil, it’s first sale, to Carrs Safeway and New Sagaya stores.

Ferries could face more cuts

KODIAK — The head of the Alaska Marine Highway System says he expects a $5 million cut to the organization’s operating budget next year.The budget… Continue reading

Snow-capped mountains viewed from Eagle Beach.

Photo: Chilkat’s winter wear

Snow-capped mountains viewed from Eagle Beach.… Continue reading

Snow-capped mountains viewed from Eagle Beach.

Electric official outlines $15 million upgrades for Sitka utility

SITKA — Officials with Sitka’s electric department have plans for $15.7 million in projects over the next decade to address weaknesses in the city’s electric… Continue reading

Attorneys nix proposed ballot language in LGBT ordinance repeal

ANCHORAGE — Opponents of Anchorage’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender non-discrimination law may need to get more specific in their ballot language seeking repeal.City attorneys… Continue reading

In this Dec. 7 photo, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad poses for a photo with sixth-grader Elaine Wang before speaking at a proclamation signing at Jordan Creek Elementary School, in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Iowa’s gov. is out of fashion but never out of office

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad — a graying little man who relies on Midwestern stick-to-itiveness rather than personal flair — is about… Continue reading

In this Dec. 7 photo, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad poses for a photo with sixth-grader Elaine Wang before speaking at a proclamation signing at Jordan Creek Elementary School, in West Des Moines, Iowa.
In this Dec. 9 photo, sales associate Mike Conway, right, shows Paul Angulo a pistol at Bullseye Sport gun shop in Riverside, California.

Gun rights were expanded after Sandy Hook

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in which a mentally troubled young man killed 26 children and educators, served… Continue reading

In this Dec. 9 photo, sales associate Mike Conway, right, shows Paul Angulo a pistol at Bullseye Sport gun shop in Riverside, California.

Sikhs feel vulnerable, join with Muslims to combat backlash

CHICAGO — Pardeep Kaleka spent several days after 9/11 at his father’s South Milwaukee gas station, fearing that his family would be targeted by people… Continue reading

Now comes the tough part: The world’s carbon diet starts

PARIS — The world is about to go on a carbon diet. It won’t be easy — or cheap.Nearly 200 nations across the world on… Continue reading

Saudi women vote at a polling center during the municipal elections, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saturday.

Saudi voters elect 20 women to office

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi voters elected 20 women for local government seats, according to results released to The Associated Press on Sunday, a day… Continue reading

Saudi women vote at a polling center during the municipal elections, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saturday.

French far right collapses in regional runoff elections

PARIS — Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front collapsed in French regional elections Sunday, failing to take a single region after dominating the first round… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2015
  • By ELAINE GANLEY and ANGELA CHARLTON
  • Nation-World

Around town for Monday, Dec. 14

Social Media & Its Uses in the Workplace, 9 a.m.- 11 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Details: 586-5718.Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau… Continue reading

Virginia Stonkus, Youth Exchange Officer for the Juneau Rotary Club, and Dan Dawson, Youth Exchange Officer for the Glacier Rotary Club, pose with students Marcellin Niset, left, of Belgium, Will Blanc, of Juneau, Rifqi Zulfahm, of Indonesia, Rebecka Miller, of Juneau, and Florian Tanzyna, right, of Germany.

International exchange students discuss Alaskan experience

The world is a large place with nearly 200 countries and 6,500 spoken languages, filled with diverse peoples and cultures. For five teenage students in… Continue reading

Virginia Stonkus, Youth Exchange Officer for the Juneau Rotary Club, and Dan Dawson, Youth Exchange Officer for the Glacier Rotary Club, pose with students Marcellin Niset, left, of Belgium, Will Blanc, of Juneau, Rifqi Zulfahm, of Indonesia, Rebecka Miller, of Juneau, and Florian Tanzyna, right, of Germany.
A truck slammed into the back of a Capital Transit bus on Egan Drive Friday morning after traffic was stopped for another two-vehicle accident on Egan Drive at Vanderbilt Hill Road.

Twin accidents damage four cars and city bus

Five vehicles, including a city bus, were involved in a pair of accidents on Egan Drive Friday morning that sent an undetermined number of people… Continue reading

A truck slammed into the back of a Capital Transit bus on Egan Drive Friday morning after traffic was stopped for another two-vehicle accident on Egan Drive at Vanderbilt Hill Road.

NWS: Heavy snow expected tonight, tomorrow

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the Juneau area as a powerful storm moves from the Bering Sea into the… Continue reading

Fairbanks Four supporters rally in front of the Rabinowitz Courthouse in Fairbanks on Friday morning.

Gov. considers pardons of Fairbanks 4

ANCHORAGE — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is considering whether to grant pardons or clemency to four indigenous men convicted in the 1997 death of a… Continue reading

Fairbanks Four supporters rally in front of the Rabinowitz Courthouse in Fairbanks on Friday morning.

Historic pact to slow global warming

LE BOURGET, France — Nearly 200 nations adopted the first global pact to fight climate change on Saturday, calling on the world to collectively cut… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2015
  • By KARL RITTER, SETH BORENSTEIN and SYLVIE CORBET
  • Nation-World