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A year after kidnap of schoolgirls, hope fades

...of the Nigerian people, particularly as they try to counter the threat that's posed by Boko Haram."State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said a team from U.S. government agencies was in Abuja "to help both in the search, providing...
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Police raid club of activist who quit on air

...Guidelines for the regulation of the marijuana trade are under consideration by the Legislature.Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said it's "very important that people don't try to jump the gun until the state sets our...
Nude teen pics on Twitter spur police investigation

...are investigating."I am unable to answer your questions below or share further details yet," Juneau Police Department spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said in an email exchange Friday with the Empire.Police did not say how the person came into...
Gastineau Apartments fire: Arson or accident?

...leaving the building just before the fire. There are no suspects, so far as Jager knows. (A Juneau Police Department spokeswoman did not comment on suspects because it's an ongoing investigation. Police confirmed no arrests have been made...
Man declared dead despite CPR attempts

...according to police and fire department officials. The man's name has not been released.Juneau Police Department spokeswoman Erann Kalwara told the Empire that police responded to a report of a person slumped over the driver's wheel...
Department approves temporary royalty relief for Caelus

...of the workers it hires are Alaskans. That would be in effect while the royalty modification is in effect.Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Bluemink said by email that it's hard to estimate how long the royalty modification will last, given...
Obama to seek wilderness designation for ANWR

...she spoke with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Jewell's chief of staff in the last few days.Interior Department spokeswoman Jessica Kershaw, responding by email Sunday, did not offer details, but she said a proposed five-year offshore...
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Dog owner demands answers after pug is electrocuted

...toward the officer or threaten him in any way."That's why they let me go," she said.Juneau Police Department spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said she could not discuss why Buchanan was handcuffed, but that she could speak generally as...
Police: Arson suspect is 13-year-old girl

...for starting a fire inside a women's public bathroom at the Merchants Wharf on Monday night.Juneau Police Department spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said Wednesday that police identified the girl after she was captured on surveillance cameras outside...
Man found dead near Juneau park

...park around 11:16 a.m., police said. EMTS arrived on scene and confirmed he was deceased.Juneau Police Department spokeswoman Erann Kalwara told the Empire that police are investigating but do not believe the death was suspicious. A statement...


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