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Juneau's officer Hatch named Municipal Employee of the Year

...recognize the signs of intoxication.Along with his peacekeeping duties in the school district, Hatch also runs the Drug Abuse and Resistance Education program for all six middle schools. D.A.R.E is a national effort to teach children about...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-15/juneaus-officer-hatch-named-municipal-e
Local | Neighbors
Floyd Dryden students weigh in on elections

...young people, it's effects on thinking and memory may last a long time or even be permanent.National Institute on Drug Abuse says that a large long-term study in New Zealand showed that people who began smoking marijuana heavily in their teens...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-11-02/floyd-dryden-students-weigh-electio
Neighbors
Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

...years in prison.A prosecutor blamed the crash on "speed and weed," but a Yale University Medical School expert on drug abuse who testified at the trial said studies of marijuana and crash risk are "highly inconclusive." Some studies show a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-02/will-traffic-deaths-rise-states-legaliz
State
Marijuana and your kids

...and education, has been using medical marijuana for nearly two decades.Not long after her daughters had taken the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program at their schools, Shuman's youngest caught her smoking on the patio. She remembers wondering...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-09-04/marijuana-and-your-kids
Not For Web
Firearm theft, illegal shooting case

...created by the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency. It's aim is to help crack down on prescription drug abuse and to dispose of the drugs in an environmentally sound way.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-07/firearm-theft-illegal-shooting-case
Local
My Turn: Scientists who know say 'no' to legal pot

...evidence. My guide through the scientific literature was Dr. Nora Volkow, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Earlier this year, Dr. Volkow published a peer-reviewed paper about the health effects of marijuana in...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-22/my-turn-scientists-who-know-say-no-le
Opinion
New chief medical examiner named

...promotion earlier this year.Zientek's medical license was suspended for four years in Virginia because of alcohol and drug abuse, the Anchorage Daily News reported. Zientek was convicted on felony drug charges that were later reduced to misdemeanors...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-03/new-chief-medical-examiner-named
State
In Alaska village, banishment helps keep peace

...left the airport terminal, said Tina Anderson, who witnessed the exchange. The fishing community has a high rate of drug abuse."We're tired of it, and we're concerned about the future of the community," she said.Akiak, a Yupik Eskimo...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-20/alaska-village-banishment-helps-keep-pe
State
Add medicine cabinet to spring cleaning list with drug take-back day

...Enforcement Agency's National Take-Back initiative. It promotes the proper disposal of medication to reduce prescription drug abuse. It also helps keep pills from being flushed down the toilet, which pollutes streams and water sources with chemicals...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-23/add-medicine-cabinet-spring-cleaning-li
Local
Today In Sports History

...Los Angeles Dodgers, Jeff Leonard of the San Francisco Giants and Dale Berra of the New York Yankees for one year for drug abuse. After conditions are met the suspensions are reduced.1987 - Los Angeles Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn calls his 2...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-02-28/today-sports-history
Sports

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