Resident of Juneau from December 1975 to present. Born in Pennsylvania on March 25, 1946. Education: BA in Sociology, 1973, Washington State University. MA in Sociology, 1975, Washington State University. Occupation(s): Retired.
September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, and the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is partnering with community programs throughout the region to host special events in Sitka, Juneau and Prince of Wales Island during this month.
September is National Recovery Month, and Juneau is partaking in several events and campaigns, listed below.? "Recovery Film Festival": Each Wednesday, a different film will be shown at the Gold Town Nickelodeon theater downtown. The films will start at 6:30 p.m., and a discussion will follow each showing. For more details, visit www.goldtownnick.com.
...into concrete terms," said Kate Burkhart, executive director of the Alaska Mental Health Board and Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. "It will inform public policy and help us measure the effectiveness of state and community prevention...
The Alaska Mental Health Board and Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse will hold its winter meeting in Juneau from Feb. 21 through Feb. 23, at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall in downtown Juneau, on Willoughby Avenue.
A 28-year-old Fairbanks man kicked in the door of an unoccupied home, took off all his clothes and went to sleep in a bed because, he said, "God told him to."
Drug- and alcohol-rehabilitation centers in Alaska are starting to feel the pain of state budget cuts, with most clinics facing increased caseloads and others discontinuing some services altogether. A looming fiscal gap prompted Gov. Frank Murkowski to slash about $130 million from the budget this year through line-item vetoes.
University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton will be the keynote speaker at the Boy Scouts of Americas Third Annual Eagle Honors Banquet on Feb. 13 at Centennial Hall. Reservations for the event must be made by 5 p.m. today. The event will featuring the honoring of 13 new Eagle Scouts.
Normally I would find the topic "Alcohol Excise Tax," like most tax issues, confusing. If my father had not been killed by a drunk driver last year I am pretty sure this subject would not interest me in the least. Unfortunately it's a topic I know only too well.
For many of us, the winter solstice is the day when we can say that every day after this will be brighter. But for the 3,500 Alaskans who are homeless on any given night, the winter solstice brings only the cold darkness of the longest night of the year.
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