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AFN convention to kick off in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's largest gathering of indigenous people is scheduled to take place in Anchorage this week, giving participants a forum for discussing crucial issues, including the state's ongoing fiscal crisis.
4th suicide in 3 weeks hits village

ANCHORAGE - A fourth young adult has killed himself in less than three weeks in a remote Alaska Native village, the latest in a tragic cycle in which each of the previous three deaths influenced the subsequent one, authorities said.
Crisis team sent to village after trio of suicides

ANCHORAGE - A Native village on Alaska's western coast is reeling from back-to-back suicides of three young adults - with each subsequent death influenced by the preceding one.
Trio of suicides leaves Alaska village in grief

ANCHORAGE - An entire village on Alaska's western coast is grieving the back-to-back suicides of three young adults -with each subsequent death influenced by the preceding one.
Officials eye eroding village as relocation model

ANCHORAGE - One of Alaska's most eroded coastal Native villages is being eyed as a possible national model for relocating whole communities whose futures are threatened by natural disasters escalated by climate change.
Brown bear with cubs mauls Texan

ANCHORAGE - A Texas man who was mauled by a brown bear while moose hunting in Alaska was expected to survive serious injuries, authorities said Wednesday.
Amid budget deficit, a record PFD

ANCHORAGE - Oil prices are so low that they are hovering at benchmarks not seen in years, plunging oil-dependent Alaska into a crippling budget deficit.
NTSB: Plane struck lake before deadly crash

ANCHORAGE - A preliminary report has found that a floatplane struck the surface of a lake before crashing into a nearby tree-covered hillside, killing three men on a fishing trip. The cause of the crash, however, is still unknown.
Man accused of fatally shooting father's fiance

ANCHORAGE - A Marshall man was arrested and charged with fatally shooting his father's fiance multiple times as she slept in a home in the western village.
In 2015, nearly 3 dozen Alaska villages lack basic plumbing

ANCHORAGE - Flush toilets and running water are elusive dreams for Paul Dock and other residents of impoverished Alaska villages where indoor plumbing has historically cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to install in just one home.


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