Alaska Gov. Bill Walker delivers 1st State of State speech

...a major liquefied natural gas project. He reiterated his desire to expand Medicaid coverage and called for an end to the epidemics of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence in the state. Walker's predecessor, Republican Sean Parnell, sought to...
My Turn: Alaska is ready for Erin's Law

The cure for Alaska's epidemic of childhood sexual abuse begins with breaking the silence. It's time to give Alaskan kids the tools they need.When I was...
State of Indian Nations speech underlines US-tribe relations

...address that too many reservations are plagued with high unemployment and dropout rates, rampant drug and alcohol abuse, and an epidemic of suicides.Congress needs to update laws and regulations on energy, taxation and education to help tribes overcome those...
Two accused of supplying drugs to Ketchikan "The cancer of methamphetamine in the Ketchikan community has been eating away at it for years and it has reached epidemic proportions for a community of its size," Schmidt said in a sentencing memorandum in Seludo's case. "The fact that such...
Alaska ranks top, near top for 2 sexually transmitted diseases

...transmitted diseases despite increased efforts to control the epidemics, according to state public health officials. Health officials...patients without first examining them in an effort to control the epidemics. The vast majority of both chlamydia and gonorrhea cases...
Pure Sole: The Christmas Smile

...clothes, things my mother would do as well.They lived for a while in Canada until my father lost his dad in the great flu epidemic. At 14 years old, my father brought his mother, as well as his sister and her husband, to Alaska.He raised foxes and...
Rearden's 'Raven' continues its literary journey

...elders' stories of epidemics that wiped out huge segments...and after a devastating epidemic. Published in 2011...devastating historical epidemics were to hit Bush Alaska...schoolteacher's life before the epidemic hit, describing his...
Officials: Oxy 'epidemic' appears to be tapering

...exactly how prevalent the OxyContin "epidemic" presently is in Juneau, from an anecdotal...I would have to say, as with any epidemic, it fluctuates and I wouldn't want...remain vigilant against the OxyContin epidemic, Gardner said. "The concerns are still...
Forum: Juneau's OxyContin problem 'epidemic'

...School to discuss ways to combat the "epidemic" in Juneau created by the highly," he said. "I think we have an epidemic." Ketchikan and Sitka have a drug testing...anywhere anytime soon, Felix said. The epidemic will continue until the community steps...
Report says suicide remains epidemic in Alaska

ANCHORAGE - Suicide remains an epidemic in Alaska despite millions in program funding and substantial efforts by communities and organizations in the state over the past...


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