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Odds of infant death higher in villages

ANCHORAGE - Alaska Native babies in small, remote villages die at twice the rate of Native infants in cities, according to new research from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-24/odds-infant-death-higher-villages
State
SB21 adds drops, not gusher in first months

The Alaska Department of Revenue called this year "a watershed moment for Alaska oil production." Production in Alaska oil fields has been dropping since 1988, decreasing an average of 6 percent each year.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-14/sb21-adds-drops-not-gusher-first-months
Local | SB21
Letter to the Editor: Bad assumptions make bad decisions on timber

The Department of Agriculture's undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment recently offered an opinion that the timber industry in Southeast Alaska should accept a forced transition to a young-growth timber economy.

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-28/letter-editor-bad-assumptions-make-ba
Letters
Hundreds attend hearing on Alaska mine proposal

Hundreds of people turned out in Anchorage to comment on a proposal that would severely restrict development of a massive gold-and-copper mine in the Bristol Bay region.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-13/hundreds-attend-hearing-alaska-mine-pro
State
Scientists ask Obama to protect old growth forest

More than 75 U.S. and Canadian scientists have sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking for a policy to preserve what remains of America's old-growth forest.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-25/scientists-ask-obama-protect-old-growth
State
Comments sought on possible Arctic lease sale

JUNEAU - A federal agency is testing the waters on a possible lease sale in the Alaska Arctic. The U.S.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-27/comments-sought-possible-arctic-lease-s
State
Scientists ask Obama to protect old growth forest

ANCHORAGE - More than 75 U.S. and Canadian scientists have sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking for a policy to preserve what remains of America's old-growth forest. The scientists include two former chiefs of the U.S.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-26/scientists-ask-obama-protect-old-growth
State
Plan addresses workforce needs of Alaska's maritime industry

With our massive land endowment and bragging rights as the largest state in the nation, it's easy to lose sight of an important fact - Alaska is a maritime state. We have more miles of coastline than all other U.S. coastal states combined.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-09/plan-addresses-workforce-needs-alaskas-
Local
KSM Pt. 2: A river runs through it, and that's the problem

Seabridge's KSM mine will be as deep as any the world has seen with the potential to critically damage Alaska's downstream resources.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-03/river-runs-through-it-and-thats-prob
Outdoors
Comments period extended for Heintlzman Ridge peak name proposal

The U.S. Board of Geographic Names, which has authority to name geographic features for federal use, has received two proposals to name the same peak on Heintlzman Ridge. The area to be named is a summit located near Thunder Mountain.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-17/comments-period-extended-heintlzman-
Outdoors

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