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DNA study says dogs first appeared in Central Asia

...around the world is pointing to Central Asia.Man's best friend may have evolved...38 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, India, the Middle East and...ancient roots. That pointed to Central Asia. The analysis did not tackle the contentious...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-20/dna-study-says-dogs-first-ap
Nation and World
Asia-bound cargo ship held in Alaska harbor amid inquiry

ANCHORAGE - A cargo ship picking up seafood to take back to Asia has been detained in an Alaska harbor amid an environmental crimes investigation, federal prosecutors said.The Coast Guard conducted...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/asia-bound-cargo-ship-held-alaska-harbo
State
1000-year-old artifact shows prehistoric Alaska, Asia trade

...Bridge National Preserve have confirmed a second piece of evidence in four years that points to Northwest Alaska's trade with Asia dating back 1,000 years.The Alaska Dispatch news reports University of Colorado researchers have spent the last year tracing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/1000-year-old-artifact-shows-prehistori
State
Afghanistan finds only 36 percent view country positively

...Tuesday showed.The San Francisco-based Asia Foundation found that 36.7 percent of...extremist groups, a local official said.The Asia Foundation has been conducting annual surveys...foundation surveys.Abdullah Ahmadzai, the Asia Foundation's representative in Afghanistan...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-18/afghanistan-finds-only-36-pe
Nation and World
In one weekend, 5 drug overdoses in Juneau

...described as - tar," Sell said. "So it's unusual for us to run into much powdered heroin."China White usually comes from Asia whereas black tar heroin usually comes from Mexico, Sell said. The difference between the two is in the level of processing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-17/one-weekend-5-drug-overdoses-juneau
Local
Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...he doesn't believe the United States should be a permanent place of relocation for the refugees and that he thinks Europe, Asia or Africa are logically the best places for resettlement or temporary asylum.CALIFORNIA (218)Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-17/wary-governors-halt-question
Nation and World
On the Trails: Magpies

...wiped out, perhaps by environmental changes associated with glacial advances. They then recolonized our continent, coming from Asia over the Bering land bridge.Down in the valleys of southern and central California lives another species, the yellow-billed...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-11-13/trails-magpies
Outdoors
Coast Guard studies shipping lanes for Bering Sea routes

...Unimak Pass in the Aleutian Islands, which sees upward of 5,000 transits annually, mostly cargo vessels operating between Asia and the U.S. West Coast.The proposed Bering Sea route covers 730 miles, taking a path farther west of Nunivak Island and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-17/coast-guard-studies-shipping-lanes-beri
State
Rising seas, peat may have done in large ice age animals

...Land Bridge, cutting off their access to Asia, according to a research paper published...bridge between what's now North America and Asia would have allowed mammals to retreat from Alaska for Asia when grasslands decreased and peat increased...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-11-02/rising-seas-peat-may-have-done-large
Outdoors
Filipinos begin race for presidency, 18,000 other offices

...first major contender to register his candidacy to lead one of Asia's most unwieldy democracies.Vice President Jejomar Binay...poverty, next year's vote is close, said Steven Rood of the Asia Foundation, a U.S.-based nongovernment group that helps...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-13/filipinos-begin-race-preside
Nation and World

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