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...
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...
Celebrating Walter Soboleff Day: A Remembrance

...he began boarding at Sitka's Sheldon Jackson School. At 10, he interpreted for a visiting doctor during the 1918 flu epidemic. He had a thirst for knowledge and civic duty.He admired the Gettysburg Address and would recite it in Tlingit. His favorite...
What's next for Sean Parnell?

...accomplishment from your time as governor?A: I'm proudest of Alaskans in 173 communities that stood up courageously against the epidemic of sexual assault and domestic violence (and) talk publicly about domestic violence and sexual assault. That will ultimately...
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...
Parnell: State must end its sexual assault 'epidemic'

...Thursday he will push legislation aimed at addressing the state's domestic violence and sexual assaults, social ills he called epidemic. Parnell called for a 10-year initiative, then ticked off grim Alaska statistics: the highest sexual assault rate in the...
Questions and answers about the US Ebola case

...answers about the case:Q: Where did the traveler come from?A: Liberia, the hardest-hit country in the West African epidemic. The patient left on Sept. 19 and arrived in the U.S. on Sept. 20 to visit family. Frieden wouldn't release the man's...


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