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Russian officials say warming permafrost could be linked to a deadly anthrax outbreak in Siberia this month. Permafrost can be found almost everywhere in Alaska — from the Arctic coast to Anchorage. But at least one expert isn’t alarmed about the potential for thawing ground to bring old diseases back to life.

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Unalaska's clinic will soon be the f​irst community health center in Alaska with an electronic intensive care unit (eIC​U).

That's a type of telemedicine technology that'll connect health care providers at Iliuliuk Family and Health Services with specialists in Anchorage.

Officially, the local clinic is a community health center, which means it’s only supposed to provide primary care and some urgent care. But the reality is a little different.

Newscast: 08/30/16

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Unalaska's clinic will soon become the first community health center in Alaska with an electronic ICU; the Alaska Migratory Bird Co-Management Council is meeting this week to discuss the much-anticipated emperor goose hunt; and the Crystal Serenity cruise ship has made it to the Northwest Passage.

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The Museum of the Aleutians has reopened. At least, kind of.  

New Executive Director Dr. Neal Hitch has been on the job for the last two weeks. In that time, he said more than 970 people have visited the museum, even though it's technically closed.

At a meeting on Friday, Hitch told the museum's board of directors that most visitors are tourists who don't know the museum has been closed since last fall. That's when the board first placed former director Zoya Johnson on administrative leave after items from the collection were found in her home.

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In Akutan, a 36-year-old man died by suicide at the Trident Seafood plant last week.

According to Alaska State Troopers, Akutan's village public safety officer responded to the incident Aug. 23, along with a Wildlife Trooper from Unalaska.

Troopers say they do not suspect foul play. The man's body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Anchorage for an autopsy.  

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