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My Turn: 10 things they won't tell you about the Marijuana ballot measure

...from the 50th percentile to the 29th percentile (far below average). This is the same drop as with moderate fetal alcohol syndrome or severe childhood lead poisoning.9. Use among kids will rise. States with medical marijuana dispensaries...
Group supports parents of special needs kids down and say, 'OK, it's me time,'" Bicknell said.Bicknell's stepdaughter, Miranda, 19, has fetal alcohol syndrome. Kelsey, 18, recently had her foot amputated due to a blood disorder. Preston, 17, has cerebral palsy and...
Empire Editorial: Bar pee sticks not the right fix

Fairbanks Sen. Pete Kelly has declared war on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and in doing so has turned to unconventional combat by pushing for pregnancy tests in bar bathrooms across the state.Alaskans...
Alaska Senate passes sweeping crime bill

...Corrections not only to do assessments on incoming prisoners, but to specifically look for those suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome.There are costs for taking the new approach.Putting the 24/7 program into place will have an annual price...
State | AK legislature
House moves PTSD sentencing bill

...sentence. Sentencing reductions would be on condition of counseling.The bill mirrors the statute concerning fetal alcohol syndrome and cannot be used as a mitigating factor for crimes involving serious injury, sexual assault or unlawful death...
State | AK legislature
It's in a bar, baby

...part of a campaign against Fetal Alcohol Syndrome."Ninety-percent of women...Republican senator's "War on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome" around $1.5 million...drinks away and delivers a Fetal Alcohol Syndrome baby - I wonder what kind...
State | AK legislature
Kotzebue plans city-owned bar, restaurant area, Evans said.Not all locals welcome liquor sales by the local government in an area where suicide and fetal alcohol syndrome rates are among the highest in the state.Kathy Ward, who grew up in the community of 3,200, said people...
Break silence about FASD, make awareness universal

...This editorial first appeared in the Anchorage Daily News: Deb Evensen of Homer has worked in education about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders for 30 years. She's still working for a wider awareness of those cruel...
Funds cut for substance-abuse programs

...Democrats voting against it. Minority Democrats opposed the bill on the grounds that with the highest alcohol abuse, fetal alcohol syndrome and alcohol mortality rates in the nation, Alaska should be spending more on treatment programs, not less...
Sen. Murkowski wins commitments to help education, social services in Bush, (and) you can't really hope to educate students if their lives are complicated as a result of FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) and Fetal Alcohol Effect," she said, referring to the harm that can be caused by mothers who drink while...


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