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Trial set for man charged in deaths of troopers

...has been set for a Tanana man accused of killing two Alaska State Troopers last spring.Nathanial Kangas is charged in the deaths of Sgt. Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich on May 1 in Tanana. Johnson and Rich were based in Fairbanks.Superior Court...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-11/trial-set-man-charged-deaths-troopers
State
South Korean vessel heads to Bering Sea where 27 died

...have been recovered, while another 26 remain unaccounted for, Abel said.Moon said there would be an investigation into the deaths, which come months after the sinking of a ferry that killed more than 300 people off South Korea's southwestern coast in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-12/south-korean-vessel-heads-bering-sea-wh
State
Rally in solidarity with victims of police violence

Following the deaths of unarmed black men Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in Staten Island, New York, at the hands of police...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-05/rally-solidarity-victims-police-violenc
Local
Juneau antiviolence rally is slice of national issue in miniature

In response to the deaths of black men at the hands of police officers across the country, a crowd of Juneau residents braved the cold to show solidarity...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-07/juneau-antiviolence-rally-slice-nationa
Local
My Turn: Suicide - an uncomfortable subject

...Nationwide, suicides surpassed auto accident deaths in 2009. Each year, more than 39,000...almost triple the number of highway traffic deaths. Just as disturbing, the rate of suicide...is 20-25 times the number of suicide deaths. Many of these are unreported.Youth...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-11/my-turn-suicide-uncomfortable-subject
Opinion
UAS brings spotlight to Aleut internment camps

...according to the film.The failure of the federal bureaucracy to adequately provide for the Aleut evacuees resulted in countless deaths during WWII, according to the film.In 1951, a group of Aleuts from the Pribilof Islands filed a lawsuit against the federal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-01/uas-brings-spotlight-aleut-internment-c
State
Juneau police investigate fatal stabbing

...Police are treating the death as a homicide until proven otherwise because that's how the department treats all unattended deaths, Campbell said.About eight different police officers are working the case, as are other investigators, Campbell said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-01/juneau-police-investigate-fatal-stabbin
Local
Troopers investigating deaths in Shageluk

ANCHORAGE - Alaska State Troopers took a chartered flight to Shageluk on Wednesday to investigate the deaths of two people - a move that village and tribal members said was slow in coming.Troopers arrived at the village of 83 people about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-09/troopers-investigating-deaths-shageluk
State
Officials: Flu season arrived early

...their hands frequently, cover their coughs and stay home if they are sick. Children should be kept home from school until they have been free of fever for at least 24 hours.Five flu-related deaths were reported to the state last year.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-28/officials-flu-season-arrived-early
State
Report on tribal youth and violence urges action

...task force compared the level of stress to that of veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.The study says 75 percent of deaths among indigenous children between the ages of 12 and 20 are caused by violence, including homicides and suicides.Alaska Native...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-19/report-tribal-youth-and-violence-urges-
State

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