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Alaska court rules bison can roam freely on Kodiak

...destroying wetlands, and stoking fears that they could wander onto a nearby wildlife refuge or infect deer with communicable diseases.Then the proposal came along to allow the public to hunt the "feral, free ranging bison."After "lengthy...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-29/alaska-court-rules-bison-can-roam-freel
State
Police: Man bites off-duty officer helping at soup kitchen

...Shell said.Because of the severity of the officer's wound, Faigle's blood was drawn to test for drugs and communicable diseases.In May, Faigle also became combative with security officers at the Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall after he stole...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-05/police-man-bites-duty-officer-helping-s
State
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...community feared more persecution and was reluctant to cooperate with testing and registry. Faced with a fatal, communicable disease not well understood, public health officials desperately needed this group's cooperation. They got it by acquiescing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022499/Ope_felixmt.shtml
Deformed humpback whale found dead

...sighting. Biologists believe the whale died on Tuesday or Wednesday. Jensen said the whale's infection could be a communicable disease. Humpback whales are an endangered species, so NOAA officials said they are doing all they can to determine the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071507/sta_whale001.shtml
News
Law chafes against the spiritual

...a sealed container, Erickson said. The proposed law change would still require embalming for bodies carrying communicable diseases, she added. An Alaska Airlines spokeswoman said the airline's policies follow state law. If the law in Alaska...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020205/loc_20050202003.shtml
News
Briefly

...administration will seek a $2.3 million budget increase next year to fight tuberculosis, hepatitis and other communicable diseases, Health and Social Services Commissioner Karen Perdue said Tuesday. She said the health increase was prompted...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120600/Loc_Briefly.html
Local
HIV/AIDS: It ain't over 'til It's over ...

...Twenty-one percent of our people with HIV do not know they are infected. The Center for Disease Control and Communicable Diseases recommends routine HIV screening for all persons 13-64 years old. So, where can we go? Juneau Public Health...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120210/let_744586560.shtml
Opinion
HIV reporting policy was needed long ago

...community feared more persecution and was reluctant to cooperate with testing and registry. Faced with a fatal, communicable disease not well understood, public health officials desperately needed this group's cooperation. They got it by acquiescing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022499/Ope_felixmt.html
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...office or clinic, your son or daughter in school, visiting you in your home or workplace, helping prevent a communicable disease, explaining your medication or the use of your epinephrine pen. These men and women deserve better working conditions...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050901/Ope_Turn.shtml
My Turn: Business as usual?

...Transportation engineers to have the expertise to secure our safety on a daily basis. Does anyone care about the spread of communicable diseases? That depends on our Public Health employees. State Troopers? Ditto. Clean water and air, ferries, education...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101907/opi_20071019022.shtml
Opinion

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