Chinese warships in Bering Sea as Obama visits Alaska

WASHINGTON - A U.S. official says five Chinese warships have moved...tracking their movements for days. The official says the ships are operating in international...and are not viewed as a threat.The official says the U.S. believes this is...
Obama's fish tale: Getting salmon milt on his shoes

DILLINGHAM - This oh-my moment was nowhere on the official schedule for President Barack Obama's visit to Alaska: a salmon releasing milt, the sperm-containing fluid in the fish...
Who's your diva, week 2: Connerton and Stephens

...Diva?" on Sept. 19. This event will showcase nine local women, who will compete for the chance to be named Juneau's Official Diva for 2015.This year's performers are first-time divas One Hot Mess Alaska (aka Libby Bakalar), Hannah Stephens...
Kentucky clerk, citing God, defies courts on gay marriage licenses

...should fulfill her duties as an elected official despite her personal religious faith...also faces a potential state charge of official misconduct, a misdemeanor meant for...own son is on the staff. As an elected official, she can be removed only if the Legislature...
Nation and World

...project in July of last year. This week marks one year until the official rededication celebration, set for Sept. 3, 2016.I sat with...tour as well as serve as a facility for community events. The official Rededication Ceremony will be held Sept. 3, 2016, and Kasaan...
US stocks plunge after bleak Chinese manufacturing report

...2.9 percent, to 4,636.10.As it's been for the last several weeks, the selling and problems started in Asia.An official gauge of Chinese manufacturing fell to a three-year low last month, another sign of slowing growth in that country. The...
Nation and World
Obama's Arctic visit spotlights tough life in Alaska

...military exercise with Russia in previous days and then broke off to head into the Bering Sea, according to a U.S. defense official who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly so spoke on condition of anonymity."We respect the freedom of all...
Jewell: Denali name change is final

...Jewell to restore Denali's name from Mount McKinley.On Monday, Jewell said it doesn't matter."The name change is official. The mountain is Denali. I've already signed the paperwork. You can cheer if you like; I hope that you do," she told...
Searchers find body of city official who died in landslide

SITKA - Searchers on Tuesday found the body of a city building official who went missing in a landslide.The body of 62-year-old William Stortz, a building official for Sitka, was found at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday on the south side of...
Mine project to subpoena ex-EPA official

JUNEAU - The group behind the Pebble Mine project is asking for a former Environmental Protection Agency official to be subpoenaed as part of their lawsuit against the agency.The Pebble Limited Partnership alleged that EPA violated a federal...


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