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Native Medical Center patient death not from flu

ANCHORAGE - Tests conducted at an Alaska state lab show that a patient who died this week at the Alaska Native Medical Center did not have the flu although an earlier hospital test had indicated type A influenza.
State seeking cleanup of submerged dozer

JUNEAU - The state is asking the parties connected to a bulldozer that submerged in a remote lake in south-central Alaska in May, killing the driver, for help in cleaning up the site.
Former chief justice to host Monday panel on recidivism

...Court Judge Keith Levy, Gastineau Halfway House Client Services Director Michele Federico and Employment Service Manager for the state of Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development Michael Hutcherson.Carpeneti was appointed to the Alaska...
2nd bacteria outbreak from raw milk reported on peninsula

...people have sought medical attention in the latest outbreak, said Michael Cooper, infections disease program manager for the state section of epidemiology.All five people who became ill live on the Kenai Peninsula. No deaths have been reported...
State considering plan for raising submerged dozer

JUNEAU - State officials were considering a plan to stabilize and remove a bulldozer that submerged in a remote lake in south-central Alaska in May, killing its driver. Concerns have been raised about the time it's taken to deal with the situation.
Record rockfish may also be the oldest

A record-breaking rockfish was hauled in near Sitka last month. Henry Liebman reeled in the 39.08-pound shortraker, breaking the old record of 38.69 pounds for a shortraker caught on sportfishing gear.
Alaska parents encouraged to ask for hearing test

New state regulations just went into effect requiring every birthing facility in Alaska provide a newborn hearing screening within one month of birth.
Alaska worker deaths drop by 50% in 1990s

...changed is that a fisherman in the water is now more likely to survive until recovered. Deborah Choromanski, manager for the state Occupational Injury Prevention program, said Monday that she had not seen the report but agreed much remains to...
Alaska Digest

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State's new deterrent is definitely for the birds their deaths. "Sometimes birds don't recognize glass and are confused," said Larry White, facilities manager for the state Department of Administration's Division of General Services. White and his crew researched the problem, and...


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