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Anchorage hospital wins trauma care upgrade

...Surgeons.The Alaska Native Medical Center was the only level 2 trauma center in Alaska before this week.The designation means a hospital has surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, doctors and operating room staff available around the clock.Providence...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/anchorage-hospital-wins-trauma-care-upg
State
North Pole Refinery tax assessment cut by more than half

...Alaska stopped refining crude oil at the plant in June.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported the lower assessment will mean sharply reduced tax revenue for North Pole.In the past, taxes on the property accounted for about 40 percent of the city's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/north-pole-refinery-tax-assessment-cut-
State
Empire Editorial: Secondhand smoke is a threat statewide

...belongs. We've learned from other drugs - alcohol and marijuana - that outright prohibition doesn't work. That doesn't mean we have to tolerate the negative effects of smoking. Fairbanks is the most populated place in Alaska without a secondhand smoke...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-26/empire-editorial-secondhand-smoke-thr
Opinion
My Turn: A unique approach to housing pioneers

...capable of covering the down payment requirements. We left the door open for other investors to join us. More private investors mean we may not have to finance the purchase at all. Senior Alaskans will be the beneficiary. The plan can be in place in a month...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-26/my-turn-unique-approach-housing-pione
Opinion
Tobacco is target of new antismoking push in Legislature

...science, that's what I'm particularly afraid of," he said. "Because we see it all the time in environmental issues. I mean, global warming is nonsense and yet people throw those statistics around like they're absolute hardcore facts. So that's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/tobacco-target-new-antismoking-push-leg
State | AK legislature
Nani Ostrom earns college hoops honor

...Unfortunately we did not make the playoffs," Ostrom said. "That has not dampened how I feel about our season in any way. I mean it was a bummer we came so close and had the potential to be a playoff contesting team, but I've walked away with so many...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-26/nani-ostrom-earns-college-hoops-honor
Sports
On the Trails: Owl encounters

...Juneau.Long ago, back in the Midwest, I often operated a set of mist-nets to capture (and release) songbirds, as a means of recording their patterns of abundance by season and habitat. For the uninitiated: mist-nets are made of fine, black...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/trails-owl-encounters
Outdoors
Juneau sandlot player 'mining' baseballs in the valley

...and I have a lot of freedom to experiment and do a lot of things that I want to do, so I am in no hurry to leave there by any means. Being able to return to Alaska in the summers and doing what I love is pretty special right now." For another story on Matt...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-26/juneau-sandlot-player-mining-baseballs
Sports
Rainy Day Reads: Making us wait

...second in 1998 and the third in 2000. So far so good, right? I mean, we can wait two years for a book when it tops 500 pages. That...book three, it's because of this sort of thing. It's not mean spirited. And honestly, taken by itself, it's fine. Flattering...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/randi-spray/2015-02-26/rainy-day-reads-making-
Juneau Empire Online Frontiers: Meanest animal on earth 8/31/97

...E-Mail Staff NewsWorks arts Sunday, August 31, 1997 Meanest animal on earth Last modified at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday...and have gained a reputation as, pound-for-pound, the meanest critter in the forest. Wolverines are out there, but...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/083197/fwolverines.html

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