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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

...analysis.Capital City Fire and Rescue and a hazardous materials team were first to respond to the building.Spokesman for the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Jeremy Zidek said this type of incident is not uncommon...
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

...another upriver ice jam and was occurring on the side of town opposite from the Yukon River.Jeremy Zidek, spokesman for the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said Friday morning that the threat of flooding in Fort Yukon...
Flooding recedes after evacuation at Tanana

...Ice that pushed out of the banks of the Yukon River also destroyed one house. However, Jeremy Zidek, spokesman for the Alaska Division of Homeland Security, says flood waters were receding late Tuesday afternoon. He says the ice jam had worked...
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

...early May by a Yukon ice jam and flood. "It's really kind of amazing, I think," said Jeremy Zidek, a spokesman for the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. "People who had their houses destroyed already have another...
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.
State and local briefly

...related to the bad air, hospital spokesman Rick Solie said. Fairbanks is virtually surrounded by wildfires, so a slight change in wind is not likely to spark smoke relief, said John See, a spokesman for the Alaska Division of Forestry.


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