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

Juneau mayor remembered as a dedicated public servant

Jennifer Canfield, Lisa Phu and Mikko Wilson
- The mayor of Juneau was found dead in his home Monday afternoon. Greg Fisk, 70, was elected to the city’s top office in October and was sworn in only five weeks ago.

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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.

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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.