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Alaska is beating drunk driving

...director of the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and Anchorage's former municipal prosecutor. "It started with a small grassroots movement."National legislation pressured Alaska in 1984 to raise its legal drinking age to 21 from 19. Drunken-driving...
In solidarity with Seattle, Juneauites protest Polar Pioneer

...on Thursday afternoon to protest oil exploration in the Arctic and Shell's Polar Pioneer drilling rig in particular.The grassroots, citizen-led group Alaska Climate Action Network stood around a car dressed up as the "Polar Profiteer," a spoof of...
Anti-setnet group scrubs site after submitting signatures

...board member Earl Frawner and Ed Rasmuson of Anchorage; each donated $8,700.When asked why the ballot initiative had no grassroots financial supports from any of the four other non-rural, non-subsistence areas AFCA is targeting for setnet bans, Penney...
Gustavus girls got next

...which includes Angoon, Hoonah, Hydaburg, Kake, Klawock, Klukwan, Pelican, Skagway, Thorne Bay and Yakutat.At this time, the Foxes have no uniforms."Not yet," Mulligan said. "We are kind of just grassroots right now."
Grassroots cancer group helps when going gets tough

A local grassroots organization designed to assist people living with cancer will have a chance to shine this month during Breast Cancer Awareness...
Facelift coming downtown

...some more listening to understand what Juneau residents want in a downtown Juneau reconstruction project.Responding to a grassroots initiative of property and business owners interested in improving the downtown Juneau experience, the City and Borough of...
Kenai Peninsula goat-sharing program grows in Alaska

...essential, she said.The interest in raw milk is picking up statewide, along with the rest of the nation coinciding with the grassroots movement toward consuming more local foods, Crosby said."People want to know where their food came from and what it took...
Grassroots group seeks to curb Anchorage violence

ANCHORAGE - A newly created community action group in Anchorage has launched a campaign to address violence and urge people to foster safety in Alaska's largest city.
Pioneers' Home continues film series March 18

...This film documents the 10-year journey of a group of passionate citizens in Sheridan, Wyoming who established the first grassroots effort to create a nonprofit skilled nursing facility with the Green House philosophy in the United States. The Green House...
My Turn: Help first lady Donna Walker put the "unity" in community

...think about strengthening our communities, the Bridge Builders organization always comes to mind. Established in 1996, this grassroots, award-winning program helps build "a community of friends" among all racial and cultural groups in Anchorage. As we...


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