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Fairbanks pollution initiative to appear on ballot

FAIRBANKS - Enough signatures have been gathered for a ballot initiative seeking to renew a law barring the Fairbanks North Star Borough from regulating home heating devices.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-25/fairbanks-pollution-initiative-appear-b
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19 passengers minorly injured

...to Skagway.White Pass & Yukon Route railroad is investigating the cause of the derailment, Finlayson said. The Associated Press reported the National Transportation Safety Board was informed of the incident, but it wasn't clear if they would...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-24/19-passengers-minorly-injured
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Ex-Bethel foster dad gets 66 years for sex abuse

...Ketchikan woman has said her two sisters also were abused as children and that they committed suicide as adults.The Associated Press usually does not identify people who may be victims of sexual abuse, but Bruesch has spoken publicly about her allegations...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-24/ex-bethel-foster-dad-gets-66-years-sex-
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Growing influx of musk oxen prompts Alaska hunt

ANCHORAGE - A growing influx of musk oxen in the old gold rush town of Nome has prompted Alaska wildlife officials to open a subsistence hunt early for the large, shaggy animals, which have trampled dogs and created traffic hazards.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-25/growing-influx-musk-oxen-prompts-alaska
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US Coast Guard cutter helps Diomede by taking recyclables

NOME - Residents of a remote Alaska community very near Russia found a unique way to gets some recycled waste off-island. They asked the Coast Guard to transport it. The U.S.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-25/us-coast-guard-cutter-helps-diomede-tak
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Cleanup of trash in remote Alaska island underway

KODIAK - Volunteers are cleaning up marine debris from a remote Alaska island. The effort on Tugidak Island is the second and final year of Kodiak Island Trails Network's debris-removal project at the site, KMXT reported.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-24/cleanup-trash-remote-alaska-island-unde
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Colon overpowers Seattle in New York's 3-2 win

SEATTLE - Bartolo Colon watched the line drive fall into the outfield grass and applauded. It was all Colon could do after his attempt to toss the first perfect game in New York Mets history was thwarted.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-24/colon-overpowers-seattle-new-yorks-3-2
Sports
Coast Guard medevacs injured man from Pelican, Alaska

ANCHORAGE - The Coast Guard medevaced a 31-year-old man with a head injury from Pelican, Alaska, Thursday. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Sitka transported the man to emergency medical personnel in Sitka for treatment. Watchstanders at the 17t

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-24/coast-guard-medevacs-injured-man-pelica
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DeGrom tames Mariners in Mets' 3-1 victory

SEATTLE - Jacob deGrom allowed five hits and a run in seven impressive innings, Lucas Duda hit a mammoth home run and the New York Mets beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 Tuesday night. DeGrom (4-5) walked one and struck out seven to improve to 4-1 with a 1.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-23/degrom-tames-mariners-mets-3-1-victory
Sports
City mulls fence regs to protect moose

ANCHORAGE - After five moose were gored to death trying to jump over some decorative fences, officials in Alaska's largest city are considering regulations to make the gothic-style fences safer. The Anchorage Assembly on Aug.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-22/city-mulls-fence-regs-protect-moose
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