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Reinforcements scheduled for Alaska wildfires

Another 300 firefighters are joining the fray in Alaska against wildfires that threaten rural highway communities north and south of Anchorage.
White powder found in S.O.B. identified, not hazardous

The State Office Building in downtown Juneau was evacuated and closed Friday morning. It reopened around 4 p.m. after the FBI determined that a package with white powder in it was not hazardous. A spokeswoman for Gov.
S.O.B. evacuated

The State Office Building in downtown Juneau was evacuated Friday morning. A box containing white powder was delivered to the 11th floor, according to a state website. The Juneau Police Department and Capital City Fire Rescue are on site.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

The Alaska Housing Finance Corp. was looking to replace some asbestos insulation and roof sections when it began renovating the Geneva Woods apartment complex abutting Douglas Highway. But some leaky pipes contributed to an unexpected expense to remove an unexpected life form -- mold.
Officials: Fort Yukon flooding threat mostly over

FORT YUKON - The threat of flooding in Fort Yukon is mostly over, but residents of the town northeast of Fairbanks remain vigilant.
Flooding recedes after evacuation at Tanana

FAIRBANKS - About a fourth of the 250 residents of Tanana were evacuated after the city was inundated Tuesday by flood waters.
Race hinges on write-in count

JUNEAU - Election workers will begin scrutinizing tens of thousands of ballots in the Alaska Senate race on Wednesday in a scene reminiscent of the 2000 Florida recount. There will be no hanging chads this time around - just lots of scribbled names.
Volunteers pitch in to make Eagle ready for winter

EAGLE - Relief workers in the flood-damaged Yukon River town of Eagle say everyone will have a place to stay for winter.
Swine flu a 'maybe' in remote village

ANCHORAGE - Suspected swine flu is sweeping a traditional Eskimo whaling village on a remote Alaska island - prompting an urgent medical mission to deliver help.
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