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    Juneau, Alaska (AP)

    Alaska is continuing its efforts to remove the state from the nation’s Top 10 list for the number of suicide deaths per capita.

    The Statewide Suicide Prevention Council aims to reduce suicides from a three-year average of 21 deaths per 100,000 to 15 deaths. The national average is about 11. It hopes to accomplish that goal by 2011.

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