News archive from 13 April 2015

Mets' Jenrry Mejia suspended 80 games for steroids

Mets' Jenrry Mejia suspended 80 games for steroids

New York Mets relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia, who began the season as the club's projected closer, was suspended for 80 games Saturday after he tested positive for stanozolol. Mejia, 25, becomes the fourth pitcher suspended in a two-week span for the...

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7 people to watch in the Alaska Legislature's 7 final days

JUNEAU -- With one week to go in the 2015 legislative session, most of the big issues from the start of the session remain unresolved. Top House and Senate lawmakers are negotiating over two versions of the state budget that have huge differences in...

 
Sprint brings the phone store to your home

Sprint brings the phone store to your home

NEW YORK — Visiting a phone store to purchase a new wireless handset isn't exactly your idea of fun: The process is time-consuming, the store often crowded. And that's assuming there's a even a store relatively close by. At the same time, you're not...

 

Capital budget cash transfer to 'parking garage' draws scrutiny from lawmakers, budget expert

JUNEAU -- The Republican-controlled Alaska Senate passed a capital budget plan on Saturday that calls for $113 million in unrestricted general fund spending, which it said was the lowest total since 2001.  Debate over the measure was relatively short,...

 

Peak on ridge above Juneau gets its Tlingit name officially restored

JUNEAU -- A point on a Tongass National Forest ridge just outside Juneau has become the first geographic feature with a federally recognized name in the Native language of Tlingit — concluding a process begun a decade ago, when a respected former...

 
Amy Schumer's best jokes at the MTV Movie Awards

Amy Schumer's best jokes at the MTV Movie Awards

Here's a look at some of the most awkward moments that occurred on the red carpet before the 2015 MTV Movie Awards. Video provided by Newsy. "Half of you don't know who I am, and half of you think I'm Meghan Trainor." That's what Amy Schumer...

 
Growth tops World Bank-IMF agenda this week

Growth tops World Bank-IMF agenda this week

Finance ministers and central bankers from 188 countries will gather in Washington this week as the U.S. economy bubbles, the eurozone recovers and developing countries' growth sputters. Facing shifting global fortunes, leaders of the International...

 

April anguish: Aces hit the end of the line

Only one team in each hockey league gets to hoist hardware, savor the season, escape the agonies of what-ifs, what-might-have-beens and games that got away, and glide off the rink without regret. The Alaska Aces were the fortunate ones in the ECHL...

 
Love of the ice -- and tasty king crabs -- keeps Nome crabber coming back

Love of the ice -- and tasty king crabs -- keeps Nome crabber coming back

NOME -- Longtime Nome resident Pat Hahn likes to joke that the sea ice in this Bering Sea community made him famous. As a youngster growing up in the Northwest Alaska hub, he spent much of his free time exploring the sea ice that envelops the town...

 

Two shot to death after car accident kills 2-year-old

Milwaukee police say the driver of a car who struck and killed a 2-year-old has been shot to death at the scene of the accident. A teen who was not in the vehicle was also shot and died at a hospital. Police Captain Timothy Heier says the car accident...

 
Liberal donors gear up to fund new state-level agenda

Liberal donors gear up to fund new state-level agenda

WASHINGTON – An influential network of liberal contributors plans to fund a new, left-leaning agenda, focusing on issues such as income inequality and confronting climate change, its leaders say. The announcement comes as members of the Democracy...

 
Motorcycle Review: Suzuki's GSX packs a punch

Motorcycle Review: Suzuki's GSX packs a punch

The 2015 GSX-S750 is Suzuki's new entry in a fast-growing category of motorcycles -- the budget-priced naked streetfighter. Suzuki has taken their best-selling inline four-cylinder sportbike, the GSX-R 750, widely known as the 'Gixxer,' and tuned it...

 

Aces fall 2-1 to Ontario in season finale

On a Saturday night when Justin Johnson of Anchorage scored the Alaska Aces' goal in what was likely his final game as a pro hockey player, the Aces fell 2-1 to the Ontario Reign in their season finale before an announced crowd of 6,318 at Sullivan...

 
Genre-busting 'Bear Island' delivers fresh approach to an old theme

Genre-busting 'Bear Island' delivers fresh approach to an old theme

Surviving Bear Island By Paul Greci; Move Books; 192 pages; 2015; $16.95 >Among the more commonly used plot lines in Western literature is the story of the individual or group stranded on an island far from the mainland. First popularized with...

 
Sen. Wielechowski: Majority's proposed budget cuts against Alaskan values

Sen. Wielechowski: Majority's proposed budget cuts against Alaskan values

There’s an old saying, “Don’t tell me what your values are. Show me what your budget is and I’ll tell you what your values are.” With a $3.5 billion state deficit, times are tight and significant cuts are in order. Unfortunately, the current budget...

 

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