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Alaska violence prevention coordinator recognized with national award

The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault has nominated Ann Rausch, program coordinator at the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, for the Visionary Voice Award for 2015.
The truth about Juneau teens and sex: It's not what you (or they) think

A new campaign by AWARE is striving to reveal what's actually normal for high schools students in the capital city when it comes to dating, sex and relationships. And according to a survey results, it's probably not what you, or they, think.
My Turn: An overdue ounce of prevention

We were lucky, my sister and I. As kids we were inseparable and had that built-in buddy system not all kids have. Still, we had some close calls. Our parents were more reactive than proactive.
My Turn: $1.5 million means much in quest to defeat domestic violence

What does the $1.5 million taken from our budget mean to Alaska's sexual assault and domestic violence prevention work? When Gov. Bill Walker called the Alaska Legislature back into session, the $1.
Survey finds widespread violence against Nome-area women

ANCHORAGE - A new survey has found that at least 51 percent of women in Alaska's Nome region have experienced physical abuse or sexual violence, or both, at the hands of an intimate partner.The survey was authored by the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center and the state Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. The results were released last week.
Dancing, rising for revolution

A little rain didn't stop dozens of people from marching in downtown Juneau Friday afternoon - and then dancing at the Rockwell ballroom - for the third annual One Billion Rising campaign.
My Turn: Make it a year of solutions

Sally Kohn, a CNN political commentator, published an article calling on readers to make 2015 a year of solutions. In the article, she cited "the problem of rape culture" as an item in need of a national solution.
Empire Editorial: No gray area for child predators

A former Petersburg School District employee was recently sentenced to 12 years in federal prison after authorities discovered he possessed 2,000 images and 39 videos depicting child pornography.
My Turn: Coaching boys for life off-court

Five years ago, I discovered that coaching high school basketball was about more than just winning the game and teaching sportsmanship.
'Choose Respect' funding cut hours after rally

With the "Alaskans Choose Respect" banners flying over the Capitol entrance behind him and about 100 soggy Alaskans looking on in front, Gov. Bill Walker gave the first "Choose Respect" address of his term.
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