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Ellis: Narcan bill means 'life or death'

Senate Bill 23 deals directly with increasing access to a life-saving heroin antidote called Naxolone, better known by its brand name Narcan. It can instantly reverse an opiod overdose if administered during the overdose.
State | Local | AK legislature
On heroin deaths: 'Something had to be done'

Morgan and her friends have created a grass-roots movement to help combat heroin in Juneau. The group is called "Juneau - Stop Heroin, Start Talking," dedicated to bringing awareness of heroin addiction in the capital city.
E. coli outbreak tests Chipotle's vow to track ingredients

SEATTLE (AP) - Chipotle's industry-leading commitment to tracking its ingredients from farm to table is being put to the test by an E.
Nation and World
Study: Death rates rising in middle-aged whites

NEW YORK - The U.S. death rate has been falling for decades, but researchers have detected one group in which the rates have been steadily ticking up - middle-aged white people. Suicides and deaths from drug overdose and alcohol abuse are being blamed.
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Oregon public health officials: Teen girl has bubonic plague

...7 human plague cases has been reported nationwide each year in the U.S., according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Eight human cases have been diagnosed in Oregon since 1995. No deaths have been reported.In 2012...
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JPD reminds motorists to be mindful on Halloween

Trick-or-treaters will be out in force tomorrow evening for Halloween, and the Juneau Police Department is reminding motorists to slow down in residential neighborhoods.
Empire Editorial: Talking about suicide is difficult, but we must

...must do so now.Suicide is a plague, and it is particularly virulent in Alaska. In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - the same organization fighting maladies like ebola - released a report outlining the scope of this...
Are gun violence researchers becoming an endangered species?

NEW YORK - Amid the bloodbaths of 21st-century America, you might think that there would be a lot of research into the causes of gun violence, and which policies work best against it. You would be wrong.
Nation and World
Pure Sole: Just tired

My grandmother committed suicide. My mother did not talk about this much at all and I did not ask. The method used was too simple, the reasons too complicated and the result too permanent.
New federal food safety rules issued after deadly outbreaks

WASHINGTON - Food manufacturers must be more vigilant about keeping their operations clean under new government safety rules released Thursday in the wake of deadly foodborne illness outbreaks linked to ice cream, caramel apples, cantaloupes and peanuts.
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