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Off the Beaten Path: To extinction and back, the shaggy saga of the muskox

...cases entire regions' populations, provided fodder for...extirpation and, later, population rebound occurred on...unknown.Alaska's population of muskox appear to...animals established populations in Alaska's Arctic...Alaska's current population at around 4,000...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/beaten-path-extinction-and-back-shag
Outdoors
On the Trails: Owl encounters

...Argentina. Along the way, their populations have differentiated genetically...variety, may have led to isolation of populations, reducing genetic interchange, and thus allowing each population to evolve independently and in slightly...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/trails-owl-encounters
Outdoors
Feds spot third baby orca born recently to imperiled pods

...Washington waters.It's the third baby born to the whale pods in recent months, bringing the Puget Sound's endangered population to 80, still dangerously low.NOAA biologist Brad Hanson said in a telephone interview Thursday that the baby looks great...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-27/feds-spot-third-baby-orca-born-recen
Outdoors
Aging baby boomers boost Alaska's senior population

...significantly boosting Alaska's senior population, while younger age groups are maintaining...Department of Labor.Alaska's senior population - age 65 and older - in 2014 reached...boomers in comparison to the overall population than anywhere in the Lower 48, Hunsinger...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-24/aging-baby-boomers-boost-alaskas-senior
State
Empire Editorial: Secondhand smoke is a threat statewide

...would be able to get their nicotine high in an airport or bus with those new electronic devices.Almost half of Alaska's population lives in a place that already has such rules. Anchorage, Juneau, Klawock, Unalaska - there are plenty of Alaska communities...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-26/empire-editorial-secondhand-smoke-thr
Opinion
Leaders rally against Army force reductions

...dependents, a total loss of 14,000 population, which is 4.5 percent of Anchorage's overall population," Popp said.The Army payroll in...could mean a total loss of 14,000 population. That's a big deal for us," Dodson...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/leaders-rally-against-army-force-reduct
State
Rally planned in support of keeping Alaska troops

...Fairbanks.If the main units of both posts were cut, 10,800 troops and 19,000 dependents, about 4 percent of the Alaska population, could depart in a year and a half."We have to show an outpouring of community support," said Bill Popp, president...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-23/rally-planned-support-keeping-alaska-tr
State
Former sex workers, advocates testify for, against bill

...Fairbanks graduate student and formerly trafficked sex worker. She is completing her graduate studies on Alaska's sex worker population and has interviewed 40 Alaska sex workers.Because the bill only provides a defense for trafficked people who have been forced...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-24/former-sex-workers-advocates-testify-ag
State | AK legislature
In rural Southeast, big ideas for housing assistance

...includes nearly 100 people. Senior Citizens Support Services recently completed a $50,000 study on Alaska's growing senior population, which is expected to double in size over the next three decades."It's all of the baby boomers from the pipeline aging...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-23/rural-southeast-big-ideas-housing-assis
Local
Walker budget cuts 55 Juneau jobs

...Walker's proposal, Juneau would also lose its Alaska Public Offices Commission office. The jobs would be transferred to the population center of the state.The Juneau delegation penned a letter to the governor last week asking him to rethink cutting the Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-25/walker-budget-cuts-55-juneau-jobs
Local

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