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Juneau's officer Hatch named Municipal Employee of the Year

...program for all six middle schools. D.A.R.E is a national effort to teach children about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse and methods to resist their temptation.Hatch offers a variety of classes and seminars for students when he is not...
Local | Neighbors
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...
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...
Building on numbers: Identifying problems solving these problems.Ciambor, a planner with the Alaska Mental Health Board and Advisory Board on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, started researching and working to solve Juneau's housing problem with the Juneau Affordable Housing Commission...
A Bishop's Perspective: Legalizing marijuana is wrong for many reasons

...reflect on the wisdom of legalizing marijuana in our state, which already has some of the highest rates of drug and alcohol abuse in the country and all the attendant social problems that accompany it.I hope that as we become more informed and...
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...
State | Opinion
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...
Recovery: A lesson in purpose

...they have been able to find reasons to stay sober.Hill and Love have two distinct but similar stories. Drug and alcohol abuse led them each to further isolation by causing friends and family harm.Christina"I honestly feel I was born an addict...
Fairbanks priest in alcohol treatment after DUI plea

...former University of Alaska priest was sentenced to 10 days in jail and will receive credit for that time by undergoing alcohol abuse treatment. He also was given two years' probation.Misdemeanor weapons, drug and driving under the influence charges...
Funeral held for woman who gave birth in coma

...begin the process to legally adopt the baby.Ayagalria's uncle, Henry Combs, said his niece's struggle with alcohol abuse led to her condition.Ayagalria suffered a cardiac arrest in January.That's when doctors discovered she was 12...


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