Rodney Jay Franzen

...Alaska was a mainstay in Rodney's heart and he looked forward to returning one more time. Rodney ultimately ended up in Cuba, New Mexico where he resided with his wife and soulmate Genevie. Rodney has left a legacy with Genevie's family; it was his family...
Marcella Smith Bush

...eventually having six children. As a Coast Guard family, they moved often, living in Texas, Cordova and Juneau Alaska, New Jersey, and Boston MA, before settling back in Juneau in 1972. There Marcie worked as the bookkeeper for Lyle's Hardware...
Ronald Heinrich Kleinenberg the crowd. He was so full of energy he would light up the room. He would walk up to complete strangers and walk away with new friends. He was a talented artist and loved drawing and sketching family members. Watching Ron sketch a picture was like watching...
Army captain awarded Medal of Honor

...WASHINGTON - An Army captain who shoved a suicide bomber to the ground and away from his security detail became the nation's newest Medal of Honor recipient Thursday as President Barack Obama credited his actions with preventing a greater catastrophe from...
Nation and World
Blast levels New Jersey home 'like a pancake,' killing one

ELIZABETH, N.J. - An explosion in northern New Jersey that leveled a duplex "like a pancake" Wednesday and knocked a next-door neighbor out of bed killed one resident and...
Nation and World
New study warns against standardized pay for Alaska teachers

...salary schedule for Alaska's teachers would be a benefit to schools, but would be too expensive to implement, according to a new study completed for the state Legislature.In the University Alaska Anchorage's Center for Alaska Education Policy Research...
Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute gets new director

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute has named Alexa Tonkovich its new executive director.Tonkovich previously served as the organization's international director, supervising its overseas marketing...
State | Outdoors
Alaska Air rated most efficient airline in U.S.

...American, had an efficiency score of 0.91.The scores cover efficiency in the 2014 calendar year.The ICCT report credits Alaska's efficiency to its newer aircraft and the addition of winglets that improve fuel efficiency by 1.5 percent.
Charles Nelson Jr.

...earned a Good Conduct Medal. Once leaving the Army, Charlie received Electronics Communications training at the RCA Institute in New York.Following his training at RCA, Charlie began his career working at NASA at Gilmore Creek in Fairbanks. In 1973, Charlie...
New ferries on schedule, on budget

...fatigue.The state had earmarked $10 million for design of a new ocean-going ferry. "As far as the Tustumena's concerned...ferry system will pursue federal funds for construction of the new Tustumena - which is estimated to cost about twice as much as...


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