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Officials: Be fire safe this Memorial Day weekend

...extreme fire danger levels around much of the state and no relief in sight heading into the Memorial Day Weekend, wildfire officials in Alaska via a press release have urged Alaskans to use extreme caution with any kind of activity that could spark a wildfire...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-22/officials-be-fire-safe-memorial-day-
Outdoors
Former Boko Haram captives still held - by Nigerian military

...nearly completed their therapy and camp officials had been preparing to reunite some with...possibly the capital of Abuja, a camp official and a military intelligence officer told...feared for the boy's life and had had officials remove him from the camp.The child...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/former-boko-haram-captives-still-held
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Officials: don't touch 'orphaned' wildlife

Alaskans are reminded that May and June mark the season of wildlife giving birth. Newborn moose calves, bear cubs and other wildlife young may be encountered nearly anywhere in Alaska - including city greenbelts and trails used for hiking and biking.

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-22/officials-dont-touch-orphaned-wildli
Outdoors
State wildfire responders keep eye on dry conditions

...along the Steese Highway between Circle and Central. Fire officials reported Wednesday afternoon that the 179 people assigned...2004, when 10,900 square miles of forest burned.Fire officials don't try to make predictions for the season."It's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-22/state-wildfire-responders-keep-eye-dry-
State
Fears mount over Palmyra as IS expands territory in Syria

...overran the famed archaeological site early Thursday, just hours after seizing the nearby town in central Syria, activists and officials said.They also captured Palmyra's airport and the notorious Tadmur prison, delivering a startling new defeat for President...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/fears-mount-over-palmyra-expands-terr
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Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

...same stretch of coast fouled in 1969. As of Thursday, more than 7,700 gallons had been raked, skimmed and vacuumed up, officials said.The thick, powerful-smelling crude coated rocks and sand, but only five oil-coated pelicans had been reported...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/environmentalists-seize-latest-santa-
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Obama's trade bill narrowly clears key hurdle

...Congress could either support or reject but not change. Previous presidents have had similar authority, and administration officials argue that Japan and other Pacific-region countries in a current round of 12-nation trade talks will be unwilling to present...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/obamas-trade-bill-narrowly-clears-key
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My Turn: Will rise of nonreligious reshape US politics?

Don't expect any official "Atheists for Hillary" outreach, but political progressives are cheered by a study showing a rise in the number of nonreligious...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-20/my-turn-will-rise-nonreligious-reshap
Opinion
Iran warships head to Yemen

WASHINGTON - U.S. and allied officials are debating how they should handle an...weapons or other lethal aid?U.S. officials say they haven't decided whether the...cargo ship before it gets to Yemen. The officials said their intelligence shows no evidence...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-20/iran-warships-head-yemen
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Protests influence Kerry trade speech venue

SEATTLE - Seattle officials told Secretary of State John Kerry...reserves will have on global warming. Officials in Alaska have touted the economic...heavily on international trade. State officials say one in three jobs in the state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-20/protests-influence-kerry-trade-speech-v
State

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