Review: The sad beauty of 'Cabin, Clearing, Forest'

...about the threats he experienced or witnessed in his home town and his answer might be very different: substance abuse, depression, and the specific kind of claustrophobia that comes from living in a remote place with no roads.Former Juneau resident...
Cold feet, warm bird

I snuck along the creek-side, examining the snow for any telltale signs of wildlife. I spotted some depressions in the snow along the banks. The tracks created curlicues across the white, circling a stick here, meandering to a rock there...
The recession and Juneau's economic prospects

...24). Later I surveyed Juneau's response to recessions and depressions in the past, finding hopeful lessons in that history (see "Juneau weathered well during Great Depression," Feb. 10). Today I explore Juneau's economic assets as...
Coffee with Ethel: An Alaska Native leader looks back

...slightly, her hands emphasizing each word unintentionally."My memory is going," she said. "This summer I was fighting depression. I see those pictures of people running up on the ridges and that is what I love to do. I love to climb."Her favorite...
Book review: Ernestine Hayes' 'Blonde Indian

...answer to her own question, "sometimes the lessons the child learns before it is pushed out into an unfriendly word are depression, misery, puke ... These are the scars with which Raven now is born."Descriptions of food gathering and preparation...
Illinois mom who watched 3 kids drown fights for new family

...and Family Services until a doctor at a hospital where Ware gave birth recognized her.Amanda Ware has a long history of depression and abusing drugs and alcohol, and 20 years ago told a mental health worker that she wanted to kill herself by driving into...
Nation and World
Letter: We need to make changes to mental health care

Alaska has tried just about every program and approach to address the negative effects of depression, mental illness and disabilities, except constructive criticism.A number of years ago a group of college students created a...
My Turn: EPA is at it again

...This rule would bring seasonal streams, ponds, ditches, depressions in fields, and large puddles under these agencies' Clean...any developable housing sites in Juneau that don't have depressions that overflow during the year. Thus our attempt to increase...
On the Trails: Snow at last!

...ptarmigan had glided down onto the snow, wallowed forward for a few feet, and taken flight once more, leaving tell-tale depressions (from the jumping take-off) flanked by wing marks. ? Mary F. Willson is a retired professor of ecology.
Remembering the Vikings - 'iron slicks' of the muskegs

...receded) over the millennia, they left pits hollowed out of bedrock in their wake, which then filled with water. These wet depressions were ideal places for muskegs to form.According to the USGS, more than 50 percent of United States' peatlands are found...


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