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Tobacco use drops as e-cigarettes surge

...makers to disclose their ingredients."There's just such variation," said Alison Kulas, tobacco program manager for the state health department. "Without that oversight, you're not entirely sure what you could be buying from somebody...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-05/tobacco-use-drops-e-cigarettes-surge
State
Charitable gaming in Alaska to see change

...aimed at educating Alaskan organizations on the changing market of gaming.Mitchell took the position of gaming manager for the state six months ago and said, even before the recent changes aimed at "going green," pull-tabs were a whole new...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-03/charitable-gaming-alaska-see-change
Local
Officials: Flu season arrived early

...number of confirmed flu cases we've seen in November in the past four years," said Dr. Michael Cooper, program manager for the state's infectious disease program, in a statement Tuesday.There is no way to determine the actual number of cases...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-28/officials-flu-season-arrived-early
State
Health officials say flu season arrived early

...number of confirmed flu cases we've seen in November in the past four years," said Dr. Michael Cooper, program manager for the state's infectious disease program, in a statement Tuesday.There is no way to determine the actual number of cases...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-26/health-officials-say-flu-season-arrived
State
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.

http://juneauempire.com/rachel-doro/2013-11-08/native-medical-center-patient-dea
State
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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-03/state-seeking-cleanup-submerged-dozer
State
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.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012208/loc_20080122006.shtml
News
Juneau bears wake from long winter slumber

A sow and two cubs inspired only admiration, and no fear, when Oregon native Kim Munroe spotted them above the Flume Trail on Sunday.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051106/loc_20060511001.shtml
News
What's up with that?

...traffic signals should be up and running in about a month, according to Soc Kreuzenstein, construction project manager for the state Department of Transportation's Southeast Region. But Kreuzenstein said "we had expected that the signals would...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053002/thi_whatsup.shtml
This WeeK
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070202/sta_wkrdeath.shtml
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