Forced to flee: Juneau residents recall refugee beginning

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- As a child in Iran, Parisa Elahian was told by school officials she wasn’t equal with other children. "They called us dirty, so they had to separate us from the other kids, so I was in the corner of the class," Elahian said.

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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.

Tima Kurdi, seen here next to a painting of her late nephew, Alan Kurdi, says she has received official approval to welcome her brother and his family into her home in Canada. Virginia Mayo/AP

Relatives Of Drowned Syrian Boy Will Move To Canada

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Nearly three months after the tragic death of Alan Kurdi in waters off Turkey’s coast came to symbolize a refugee crisis, seven of his relatives are heading to Canada.

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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.

Fairbanks residents not on board with ride sharing

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Borough officials and Enterprise Holdings have agreed to suspend payments for a program that no one has signed up for.


Alaska man dies after warning wife about house fire

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Alaska State Troopers say a 90-year-old man died in a morning house fire after waking his wife, giving her time to escape the flames.

Former caretaker gets 20 years for shooting death

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A former in-home caretaker will spend 20 years in prison for fatally shooting a blind woman’s husband.

Anchorage police: Man dies in rollover truck crash

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Anchorage police say a man is dead after the truck he was driving carrying a female passenger and five dogs crashed.

Anchorage jury convicts sex offender of molesting child

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He faces 20 to 35 years in prison when he’s sentenced on March 22.