Legislative digest for Sunday, April 13, 2014

...McGuire said. "Most victims suffer in silence with lifelong trauma and stigma. We work hard to educate our children on the dangers of smoking, alcohol, drug abuse, and other threats, but we rarely address the crime of child abuse, a crime that thrives...
State | AK legislature
The dos and H2don'ts of Alaskan waters

...water safety is what to do or not do when someone else is in danger. She teaches kids: Reach. Throw. Don't Go.Reach: Potential...they might fall in the water as well, putting two lives in danger. Throw: The next step is throwing some sort of life preserver...
House begins to debate abortion funding bill

...illness, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy that places the woman in danger of death or major bodily impairment if an abortion is not performed."The House defeated a proposed amendment offered by Rep...
State | AK legislature
'We're all paying:' Heroin spreads misery in US

...It hit us in the face in the form of dead bodies," says Douglas.Authorities are working to educate doctors about the dangers of overprescribing painkillers and are fighting to get heroin off the streets. The idea for the forums came not from police...
Heroin ranks low among health priorities in Alaska

...punishment fit the severity of a crime.Under a 2006 state law, manslaughter charges can be filed if a person dies directly as a result of ingesting a Schedule IA substance, one with a high degree of danger or probable danger, including heroin.
On the Trails: Sunflower sea stars

...and may get them into trouble if they accidentally find themselves in the upper zones without access to water; among other dangers, they would be exposed to freezing temperatures that could be harmful.These are arguably the largest sea stars in the world...
My Turn: Marijuana and the developing human brain experts testified about its danger during this critical period of development...There's just no getting around the danger to young people, unless you deny that...tobacco, we only recently have proof of the dangers of binge drinking and second-hand smoke...
It's in a bar, baby

...the other components he mentioned included a public relations effort, doing more to educate school-aged children on the dangers of unplanned pregnancy and making more family planning available."Really, the place to start is with ready access to contraception...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Listen to those threatened by concealed carry on campus

...adolescence to adulthood. Supporters create hypothetical scenarios where an armed vigilante emerges as victorious in the face of danger, but they refuse to consider non-storybook endings to that fictional scenario. Even for proficient gun owners, what experience...
Panel moves bill honoring Alaska Native languages

...S. that recognizes an indigenous language as an official language.According to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, 19 of Alaska's 21 indigenous languages are in danger of becoming extinct.The bill moves to the House Rules Committee.
State | AK legislature


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