Tue Jul 16, 2013

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Grasmeder leaves top hospital post at SEARHC. Interim administrator at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital involved in legal battle at Wrangell Medical Center. Sitka Dive Rescue locates body of drowned yacht crewman in ANB Harbor. Wildfires in the Yukon push smokey haze toward Sitka. NOAA to consider removing humpback whales from Endangered Species List.


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