November-Issue-2 2012

 

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NORAD to conduct exercise flights in US, Canada

Officials with the Colorado-based North American Aerospace Defense Command are holding exercise flights in the United States and Canada.

Students attend fish school

When the Jack Cotant rumbled out of the harbor shortly after 7 a.m. on Oct. 23, it was the first time maritime students at Kayhi had fished commercially in 15 years — as long a time as some of the students were old.

Stocks fall after weak retail reports

Stock indexes fell Thursday, pushing the Dow to its lowest since July, after U.S. retailers turned in mixed earnings reports.

Eurozone slides back into recession

The 17-country eurozone has fallen back into recession for the first time in three years as the fallout from the region's financial crisis was felt from Amsterdam to Athens.

BP to pay $4.5 billion in oil spill settlement

BP said Thursday that it will pay $4.5 billion in a settlement with the U.S. government over the disastrous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and plead guilty to criminal charges related to the deaths of 11 workers and lying to Congress.

French, Thomas cling to narrow leads as count continues

The ballot counting continued in some legislative races Nov. 13, one week after results from most House and Senate districts put Republicans in charge of both houses.

NCAA investigating Alaska-Fairbanks athletics

The University of Alaska Fairbanks says the NCAA is investigating six of its athletic programs, including the Division I hockey team.

Obama pressing business and labor on fiscal cliff

In a challenge to Republicans, President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to extend expiring tax cuts immediately for all but the nation's highest income earners as a way to eliminate half of the so-called "fiscal cliff" that threatens to send the economy back into recession.

Stocks slide after gloomy report on retail sales

Stock indexes moved lower in light trading on Wall Street Wednesday. Strong earnings from Abercrombie & Fitch were offset by a gloomy report on retail spending from the government.

Feinstein: Petraeus to testify on Benghazi attacks

The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee says former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify to Congress about the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

Trials of Alaska Native fishermen postponed

Trials set to begin Tuesday have been postponed for Alaska Native fishermen charged with illegal fishing during a poor summer salmon run, their attorney said Monday.

Begich eyeing changes to gas pipeline bill

Sen. Mark Begich plans to propose changes to a 2004 law that provides incentives for an Alaska natural gas pipeline project.

Magnitude 6.4 Gulf of Alaska quake reported

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 struck in the Gulf of Alaska on Monday — the largest quake in that region in nearly 25 years.

Scandal widens; US general's emails 'flirtatious'

The sex scandal that led to CIA Director David Petraeus' downfall widened Tuesday with word the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is under investigation for thousands of alleged "inappropriate communications" with another woman involved in the case. Some of the material was "flirtatious," an official said.

US stocks rise; Home Depot boosts Dow average

U.S. stocks rose Tuesday after a sluggish start. A surge in Home Depot's stock lifted the Dow Jones industrial average.

Study: Port of Anchorage replacement flawed

A new federally commissioned study says the problems with the Port of Anchorage replacement go as far back as the project's design.

Olson joins GOP-led majority in Senate

Another Democrat has joined the Senate's Republican-led majority. Sen. Donny Olson of Nome will remain a member of the powerful Senate Finance Committee.

Stocks slip as worries about fiscal cliff return

U.S. stocks edged toward small losses Monday morning as investors kept fretting about the approaching "fiscal cliff."

Israel strikes Syria armor, hiking spillover fears

An Israeli tank struck a Syrian army vehicle Monday after a mortar shell landed on Israeli-held territory, the military said, in the first direct confrontation between the countries since the Syrian uprising broke out, sharpening fears that Israel could be drawn into the civil war next door.

CEO of Native corporation reinstated after leave

The board of directors for Calista (chah-LIS'-tuh) Corp. has reinstated Andrew Guy as the corporation's president and CEO months after he was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

Oil rises as 'fiscal cliff' talks resume

The price of oil rose Friday as legislators began postelection talks on how to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, and a report showed Americans' view of the economy is improving.

Sandy likely biggest US relief effort since 2005

Widespread destruction from Superstorm Sandy will likely make for the largest U.S. relief effort by the American Red Cross and others since Hurricane Katrina.

Greece to raise cash on markets amid bailout delay

Greece will issue short-term debt on Tuesday to make a key bond repayment on Nov. 16, when the cash-strapped country is not yet expected to have received the next batch of its international rescue loans.

Archive »Transportation

Study: Port of Anchorage replacement flawed

A new federally commissioned study says the problems with the Port of Anchorage replacement go as far back as the project's design.

Archive »Construction Articles

Study: Port of Anchorage replacement flawed

A new federally commissioned study says the problems with the Port of Anchorage replacement go as far back as the project's design.

Archive »Oil & Gas

Begich eyeing changes to gas pipeline bill

Sen. Mark Begich plans to propose changes to a 2004 law that provides incentives for an Alaska natural gas pipeline project.

Archive »Alaska Politics

French, Thomas cling to narrow leads as count continues

The ballot counting continued in some legislative races Nov. 13, one week after results from most House and Senate districts put Republicans in charge of both houses.

Begich eyeing changes to gas pipeline bill

Sen. Mark Begich plans to propose changes to a 2004 law that provides incentives for an Alaska natural gas pipeline project.

Olson joins GOP-led majority in Senate

Another Democrat has joined the Senate's Republican-led majority. Sen. Donny Olson of Nome will remain a member of the powerful Senate Finance Committee.

Archive »National Politics

Obama pressing business and labor on fiscal cliff

In a challenge to Republicans, President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to extend expiring tax cuts immediately for all but the nation's highest income earners as a way to eliminate half of the so-called "fiscal cliff" that threatens to send the economy back into recession.

Feinstein: Petraeus to testify on Benghazi attacks

The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee says former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify to Congress about the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

Begich eyeing changes to gas pipeline bill

Sen. Mark Begich plans to propose changes to a 2004 law that provides incentives for an Alaska natural gas pipeline project.

Scandal widens; US general's emails 'flirtatious'

The sex scandal that led to CIA Director David Petraeus' downfall widened Tuesday with word the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is under investigation for thousands of alleged "inappropriate communications" with another woman involved in the case. Some of the material was "flirtatious," an official said.

Archive »Finance

Stocks slide after gloomy report on retail sales

Stock indexes moved lower in light trading on Wall Street Wednesday. Strong earnings from Abercrombie & Fitch were offset by a gloomy report on retail spending from the government.

US stocks rise; Home Depot boosts Dow average

U.S. stocks rose Tuesday after a sluggish start. A surge in Home Depot's stock lifted the Dow Jones industrial average.

Stocks slip as worries about fiscal cliff return

U.S. stocks edged toward small losses Monday morning as investors kept fretting about the approaching "fiscal cliff."

Archive »Fishery Stories

Trials of Alaska Native fishermen postponed

Trials set to begin Tuesday have been postponed for Alaska Native fishermen charged with illegal fishing during a poor summer salmon run, their attorney said Monday.

Archive »General News

NCAA investigating Alaska-Fairbanks athletics

The University of Alaska Fairbanks says the NCAA is investigating six of its athletic programs, including the Division I hockey team.

Magnitude 6.4 Gulf of Alaska quake reported

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 struck in the Gulf of Alaska on Monday — the largest quake in that region in nearly 25 years.

Study: Port of Anchorage replacement flawed

A new federally commissioned study says the problems with the Port of Anchorage replacement go as far back as the project's design.

Israel strikes Syria armor, hiking spillover fears

An Israeli tank struck a Syrian army vehicle Monday after a mortar shell landed on Israeli-held territory, the military said, in the first direct confrontation between the countries since the Syrian uprising broke out, sharpening fears that Israel could be drawn into the civil war next door.