Juneau Mayor Greg Fisk was found dead in his home Monday afternoon. (Photo courtesy Greg Smith)

UPDATE: Injuries found on Fisk’s body

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- Juneau Mayor Greg Fisk is remembered by friends and colleagues as a dedicated public servant.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy appear at a news conference on Tuesday in Chicago. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

Amid Criticism, Chicago Mayor Will Announce Police Accountability Task Force

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been under criticism for his handling of police misconduct, especially in the wake of the shooting death of a black teenager.

The Yocha Dehe tribe grows, mills and markets its own extra-virgin olive oil. The tribe's mill uses top-of-the-line equipment imported from Florence, Italy.

Native American Tribe Bets On Olive Oil

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Once impoverished, California’s Yocha Dehe tribe found success with a casino complex. Now the tribe is using its newfound wealth to grow, bottle and sell premium olive oil.

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Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

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Loneliness takes a toll on many aspects of health, in part because it activates a fight -or-flight immune response. That may have helped ancestors survive lonely exile, but can slowly kill us today.

Demonstrators do push-ups Friday as others block motorists along Chicago's Michigan Avenue as they protest the shooting of Laquan McDonald who was killed by a police officer in 2014.

Chicago Protesters Block High-End Stores, Demanding Inquiry Into Shooting

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Days after a video was released showing a white police officer killing a 17-year-old black man, protesters in Chicago turned out to disrupt traffic and shopping on Black Friday.

More Alaska News

Texas agency finds owner of unique lighter bought in Alaska

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The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has identified the owner of a unique lighter used by a deputy more than 50 years ago but recently purchased in Alaska.

Anchorage LGBT non-discrimination ordinance faces opposition

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A new effort is underway to repeal the recently enacted Anchorage law protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination.

Troopers: New rural Alaska unit to focus on violent crimes

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Alaska State Troopers say a new unit has been created to focus on violent crimes in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region.

The Chugach tree arrived at the Capitol but winds kept it horizontal all day. (Photo by Liz Ruskin/APRN)

Walker to attend Christmas tree lighting, testify at hearing

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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is heading to Washington, D.C., to attend the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree lighting and to testify before a U.S. Senate committee.

The coast of Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. (Photo courtesy of the National Park Service)

Park Service releases climate change response report

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The report lists 24 case studies of threats to infrastructure, natural and cultural resources in U.S. national parks and monuments.

Delays expected along Parks Highway

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Delays expected along Parks Highway due to snow slides

Marijuana plant. (Photo courtesy Pixabay)

Marijuana club opens in Fairbanks

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A marijuana club that for a fee allows patrons to smoke pot or consume it in foods has opened in Fairbanks.

Avalanche danger thwarts search for missing man at Hatcher Pass

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Avalanche danger is continuing to hamper search efforts for a man missing at Hatcher Pass.