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My Turn: Obama's visit to the arctic

...we face some of the most basic and fundamental obstacles: high energy and food costs, extreme poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, limited access to basic goods and services like medical care, internet and even running water. At a time when much...
Tobacco use drops as e-cigarettes surge

...from the state Department of Health and Social Services says tobacco remains among the state's top killers. It regularly takes more lives than suicide, motor vehicle crashes, alcohol abuse, homicide, HIV/AIDS and influenza combined.
Alaska Editorial: Conversations about Alaska alcohol abuse, DUI issues is overdue

...have done so themselves - more than one in 10 Alaskans have been convicted of driving under the influence.The reason alcohol abuse and DUI persist as widespread societal problems - beyond the physiological mechanism of addiction - is that they're...
Kotzebue experiments with liquor sales to gain control of alcohol abuse

ANCHORAGE - One Alaska town in a region long wracked by alcohol abuse and the ills that come with it is meeting the problem head-on - with a city-owned liquor store and distribution center being...
24/7 Breathalyzer makes sense for repeat DUI offenders

The following editorial first appeared in the Anchorage Daily News: In Alaska's long struggle with alcohol abuse, we've learned that we need to confront the problem on multiple fronts - education, treatment and counseling, tough enforcement...
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Bethel residents urge council to protest liquor store plans

...council to consider the ramifications of selling alcohol in a region that struggles with the disproportionate effects of alcohol abuse and ensuing violence, Bethel radio station KYUK reported.Corporation subsidiary Bethel Spirits LLC is in the process...
The Teammate He Never Met

...Zavier, was 13 when Tom played his last minutes inside Lemon Creek for assault and domestic violence brought on by alcohol abuse. Thirteen was also the age Booth was first caught drinking alcohol by his own father.Zavier spent most of his growing...
Soldiers overseas deserve a beer

...reveal that the Army is concerned about rising rates of alcohol abuse, said to have nearly doubled in the past few years...taking a toll." Chiarelli sees a connection between alcohol abuse and a rising suicide rate, and he said that a reluctance...
Genetically-modified foods are bad for the food supply

The issue of alcohol abuse is now on the front burner in this valley. I believe one of ruled by the Corporate Bottom Line whether you know it or not.Alcohol abuse is exacerbated by the appalling condition of our present food supply...
Sen. Mark Begich proposes village peace officer program

...aid to help Alaska Native communities clamp down on alcohol abuse, domestic violence and other social issues. The specifically focused on social problems - drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect. State...


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