Southeast lawmakers talk budget and different words

...any capital projects that aren't already in the governor's skeletal budget. Juneau and Anchorage will probably feel the strain more acutely than other cities because of their large populations of state workers, Stedman said.He said Alaskans can no...
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Militant gains illustrate plight of Syrian Kurds

...backed by tanks defiantly advanced Thursday in Syria, capturing more than 20 Kurdish villages as the international community strains to assemble a coalition that might destroy them.The gains highlighted the plight of Syria's Kurds, who have been some...
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A Bishop's Perspective: Immigration reform urgently needed

...illegally into the United States from Mexico. The arrest and detention of so many children and young people has put great strains on the Border Patrol and other federal and state agencies responsible for protecting minors in detention from violence and...
This year's flu vaccine to guard against new strains

...shield you this year: Two new strains of influenza have begun circling...season might be. Influenza strains constantly evolve, and some...more illness than others.But strains from the H3N2 family tend to...flu types, and a new H3N2 strain is included in this year's...
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Aloha spreads across cultures

...This time of year across the country, gyms and auditoriums fill with robed students, "Class of 2013" balloons and the strains of "Pomp and Circumstance." In Anchorage -- home to the highest concentration, per capita, of Native Hawaiians and Pacific...
Reading "Romeo" on his own turf

...of fiction, Nick Jans could reasonably be accused of inventing an unrealistic story. As an account of actual events, it strains the limits of credulity even further.For readers who live in Juneau, however, scene of the events Jans describes, there...
Wide coalition forms to oppose pot legalization

...she said.There are enough concerns because of more potent strains of marijuana now on the market, but the Alaska ballot proposition...concentrated varieties available years ago, but there are powerful strains available today."In the 1960s and 1970s we usually saw marijuana...
Vaccination fees waived in August

...the HPV vaccine for both young women and young men between the ages of 11 and 26. It protects against the four most common strains of HPV, an "extremely common" sexually transmitted disease which can lead to genital warts and several types of cancer...
Free flu shots offered at Public Health

...likely be less severe. The influenza vaccine covers more than one strain of influenza, so even if there is some "drifting" - if the vaccine isn't a great match to a strain - there are still benefits to getting vaccinated, Hargrave said...
Folk Festival music: You can take it with you (sort of)

When the strains of "Good Night Irene" fill Centennial Hall on Sunday night, fans and musicians all over town begin to go into aural withdrawal...


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