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Enough firefighters, say Forestry managers

...this summer, the AICC has counted 605 wildfires encompassing 1.4 million acres, an area slightly smaller than the state of Delaware.Cooler temperatures and weekend rain showers dampened many fires in Interior Alaska, but drier conditions are expected to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-29/enough-firefighters-say-forestry-manage
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Proposed coal mine development draws water rights debate

JUNEAU - Water rights advocates will be able to provide input in August on a proposal by Delaware-based PacRim Coal to empty a Chuitna River tributary that provides a habitat for salmon.KTOO-FM reported PacRim Coal has...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-22/proposed-coal-mine-development-draws-wa
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Wildfires blister Alaska with increased frequency, intensity

...come in the last 12 years, including 2004, when more than 10,000 square miles - about 6.5 million acres, or the size of Delaware and Rhode Island combined - went up in flames.Hundreds of fires are dotting the state even now, including a growing blaze...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-25/wildfires-blister-alaska-increased-freq
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Searchers comb Colony Glacier for GIs killed in 1950s crash

...plane wreckage. This year's effort is scheduled to end Friday. Any remains found will be sent to an armed forces DNA lab in Delaware for identification.This is the fourth summer on the glacier for Roy Adkins, a civilian working to recover plane wreckage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-24/searchers-comb-colony-glacier-gis-kille
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Nine killed on scenic flight near Ketchikan

...statement. According to Promech Air's website, it operates two different models of single-turbine aircraft: de Havilland Beavers and de Havilland Otters. The Otter model seats up to 10 passengers and can carry 2,200 pounds.A Coast Guard spokesman...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-25/nine-killed-scenic-flight-near-ketchika
Local
Univision dropping Miss USA pageant over Trump comments

...star of the Lifetime series "Devious Maids" told The Associated Press.Also on Thursday, Chilean actor-producer Cristian de la Fuente, the show's other co-host, had strong words for Trump: "It's a shame that such an important institution as...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-26/univision-dropping-miss-usa-pageant-o
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Irate French taxi drivers smash cars in strike against Uber

...ring road, where protesters torched tires and swarmed onto exit ramps during rush hour on the busy artery that leads to Charles de Gaulle airport. In Toulouse in the southwest, angry taxi drivers dumped flour onto UberPop cars, tires were burned in Nantes...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-26/irate-french-taxi-drivers-smash-cars-
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Former cheerleader pleads guilty to rape

...to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in Delaware last summer.Wearing a pained and anxious expression as the...21, also will have to register as a sex offender.Under Delaware law, fourth-degree rape includes sexual intercourse or sexual...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-17/former-cheerleader-pleads-guilty-rape
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Kurds keep up offensive against extremists in northern Syria

...fighters kept up an offensive through northern Syria on Tuesday, driving Islamic State militants out of a town near the extremists' de facto capital of Raqqa.The capture of Ein Issa came just hours after the Kurdish forces had overrun a nearby military base...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-24/kurds-keep-offensive-against-extremis
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Japan beats Netherlands 2-1, to earn quarterfinals

...2-1 on Tuesday night and reach the quarterfinal.Kirsten van de Ven scored for the Dutch in extra time when the ball went off...Netherlands missed a chance to qualify for next summer's Rio de Janeiro Olympics as one of Europe's top three teams, but could...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-06-24/japan-beats-netherlands-2-1-earn-quart
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