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Bjorn Dihle | For the Juneau Empire
A cow of the Central Arctic caribou herd pauses while on her way north to the calving grounds near the Beaufort Sea. A federal agency is considering lethal measures to protect an Alaska island refuge from an invasive species — caribou.

Alaska refuge proposes killing invasive caribou

A federal agency is considering lethal measures to protect an Alaska island refuge from an invasive species — caribou.

by Dan Joling

Iditarod renews TV deal with Sportsman Channel

Organizers of Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have renewed a deal with the Sportsman Channel, continuing a national television presence for the nearly 1,000-mile trek across rugged and sometimes unforgiving terrain.  
RACHEL D'ORO

35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

ANCHORAGE - Pacific walrus that can't find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska.
Dan Joling

Questions and answers about the US Ebola case

U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed...
LAURAN NEERGAARD

Free birth control cuts teen pregnancy, abortions

Giving teens free birth control encourages them to use long-acting methods and greatly cuts the chances they will become pregnant or have an abortion, a new study finds.  
MARILYNN MARCHIONE

No confirmed cases of unusual respiratory illness

JUNEAU — The manager of Alaska infectious disease program says it wouldn't be surprising if an unusual respiratory illness that has affected children in the Lower 48 is detected soon in Alaska. So far,...

Frontier to end seasonal flights to Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS — The only low-cost air carrier operating between Fairbanks and the Lower 48 will eliminate the seasonal route next year. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Denver-based Frontier Airlines...

No confirmed cases of unusual respiratory illness

The manager of Alaska's infectious disease program says it wouldn't be surprising if an unusual respiratory illness that has affected children in the Lower 48 is detected soon in Alaska.

Petersburg to host large Alaska Native gathering

PETERSBURG - Petersburg plans to host one of the largest gatherings of Alaska Natives in southeast Alaska. The 102nd annual Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood (ABN-ANS) Grand Camp is scheduled for Oct. 8 - 11.

Federal agency expresses concern with dam studies

JUNEAU — A federal fisheries agency has raised concerns about the accuracy of some studies being conducted for a massive proposed dam in south-central Alaska.
Becky Bohrer
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