U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Fact sheet (pdf) on meningococcal disease says it is fatal in about 10 to 15 percent of all cases, even with treatment. Nationwide cases have been on the decline over the past 20 years, from a peak of about 3,500 annually in the late 1990s to fewer than 1,000 by 2012.
1 student death in Kotzebue, AK
Chris Klint: Elementary school student in Kotzebue diagnosed with bacterial meningitis
Will they be banned from the village, from hunting or?
Alaska Statutes Title 16. Fish and Game § 16.30.010. Wanton waste of big game animals and wild fowl
Jerzy Shedlock: 4 Point Hope residents charged in walrus kills
Four Point Hope residents are facing federal charges alleging they shot and killed at least six walruses for their ivory tusks and then wastefully left the carcasses behind on a beach in Northwest Alaska last year.
Adam Sage, Michael Tuzroyluk Jr., Guy Tuzroyluk and Jacob Lane have been charged in the case, which was filed last week in federal court in Fairbanks.
Samantha Angaiak: Runners raise awareness for veterans issues at 5k Run
For the first time ever, Student Veterans at UAA club and YWCA’s Alaska Veterans Organization for Women partnered up to host a 5k. Student Veterans at UAA, a charter of a national club says it’s an event designed to benefit nearly 10 percent of the university’s population.