Air Force to spend $500M for F-35 prep at Eielson

FAIRBANKS — The Air Force is planning about half a billion dollars in upgrades at Eielson Air Force in the next five years to make… Continue reading

Epidemic fuels demand for ‘sober homes’

CHICAGO — The nation’s epidemic of addiction to painkillers and heroin is fueling runaway demand for a once-obscure form of housing known as “sober homes,”… Continue reading

A top haven for tax cheats that may surprise you: The US

WASHINGTON — The U.S. lambastes and strong-arms countries that help drug lords and millionaire investors hide their money from tax collectors. Critics say it should… Continue reading

Police & fire for Thursday, April 7, 2016

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed… Continue reading

Lawmakers work to limit Governor’s post-session power

JUNEAU — The Alaska House is expected on Thursday to consider a bill that would limit a governor’s ability to accept additional federal funds beyond… Continue reading

Folk Fest calendar for Tuesday, April 7

Folk Fest Juneau 2016Thursday, April 7HeartStrings, 7 p.m. The Last Chance Jazz Band, 7:15 p.m. Traditional 1920’s JazzLazy Sunday’s, 7:30 p.m. Funky middle schoolers playing… Continue reading

Nominate a deserving principal for regional award

Do you know a principal deserving of some recognition for his or her work?The Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals is inviting the public to… Continue reading

JSD to host meeting an optional school programs Saturday

Parents and community members are invited to learn about the Juneau School District’s free optional programs Saturday afternoon, 1:30-3:30, at the downtown public library.The district… Continue reading

Wounds reopened as ex-coal chief gets 1 year in prison

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Standing before a federal judge, former coal company executive Don Blankenship expressed sorrow for the families of 29 men killed in his… Continue reading

Trump eyes shift to policy ‘meat’ as convention fight looms

WASHINGTON — Republican Donald Trump signaled a shift toward “more meat on the bone” in his policy speeches Wednesday amid new signs of campaign discord,… Continue reading

Marlow Mittelstaedt, of Laramie, holds a sign supporting Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during a campaign rally Tuesday evening in the Arts and Sciences Auditorium at the University of Wyoming campus on April 5, 2016, in Laramie, Wyo. (Blaine McCartney/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Clinton hits Sanders on gun control, sharpens attacks

PHILADELPHIA — Armed with a blistering tabloid cover, Hillary Clinton is pitting Bernie Sanders against the parents of children murdered in Sandy Hook, part of… Continue reading

Marlow Mittelstaedt, of Laramie, holds a sign supporting Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., during a campaign rally Tuesday evening in the Arts and Sciences Auditorium at the University of Wyoming campus on April 5, 2016, in Laramie, Wyo. (Blaine McCartney/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Egypt threatens to shut down center documenting torture

CAIRO — For more than two decades, a team of psychiatrists in downtown Cairo have provided a unique service in Egypt: Therapy for people who… Continue reading

Politicians, celebs in spotlight over offshore accounts

BERLIN — The fallout from a massive leak of records on offshore accounts dragged a growing number of leaders and celebrities into the spotlight Wednesday,… Continue reading

Returning UConn players say they’re ready to take baton

INDIANAPOLIS — The confetti had barely fallen to the floor at Bankers Life Fieldhouse when UConn’s returning players began fielding questions about how they could… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2016
  • By Pat Eaton-Robb

Swiss police raid UEFA over TV deal with indicted executives

GENEVA — UEFA was raided by Swiss police on Wednesday and handed over evidence of a Champions League television rights contract with an offshore marketing… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2016
  • By GRAHAM DUNBAR
In this July 7, 2015, photo, bottles of Alaskan Amber beer roll along the bottling line at the Alaskan Brewing Company.

Alaskan Brewing drops two spots in national rankings as others surge

Alaskan Brewing Co. has lost two spots in the annual rankings of craft brewers by volume.According to the Brewers Association, the trade group for craft… Continue reading

In this July 7, 2015, photo, bottles of Alaskan Amber beer roll along the bottling line at the Alaskan Brewing Company.

Feds refuse to allow state probe of Bill Allen

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has denied a request by the state of Alaska to investigate a man for sexual misconduct with a minor.Bill Allen,… Continue reading

Pepper spray, thrown tools used to flee traffic stop

ANCHORAGE — A Fairbanks-area man sought on a warrant used a can of pepper spray and tools thrown from the back of his pickup to… Continue reading

Sen. Sullivan seeks to cut wait for new icebreaker in Arctic

KODIAK — U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska is pushing to get a new icebreaker in the Arctic to boost the nation’s defenses and investments… Continue reading

Anchorage man pleads guilty in 2013 death of California man

KENAI — An Anchorage man charged with the fatal shooting of a California man in 2013 has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.Paul Vermillion, 32,… Continue reading