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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...
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...
SAIL: Inspiring personal independence in Southeast

...rights protection for people with disabilities. Enacted in 1990, the ADA celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. As a grassroots organization, SAIL addresses a wide variety of independent living issues. While a fair portion of this work revolves around...
Immigration-control group starts ads in 10 states

...millions of Americans and legal immigrants already here, still looking for work?"NumbersUSA bills itself as a non-partisan grassroots group that wants to reduce the number of immigrants in order to help American workers. The group claims it has 2 million...
Bright moments in the Arts 2014

...goal. Rachael Juzeler? JAHC's Arts Roundtables: These meetings have gotten some new blood and there are some exciting grassroots artists groups which are emerging from them, like the Juneau Mural Project, open studios, Maker Spaces, artists reviews...
My Turn: Predictions for 2014 and beyond

...Congress. I don't know if limiting the amount of money is the answer, but let's figure out how to encourage traditional grassroots politics and move away from paid operatives, lavish and flashy campaigns, and endless attack ads.Lastly, can we all take...
Alaska voters legalize recreational marijuana

...campaign spokeswoman Kristina Woolston said the campaign was "humbled and honored" by the turnout."We are proud of our grassroots campaign, and we look forward to a meaningful discussion of an Alaska-based approach to how this drug should be viewed...
AFN 2014: 'The children are watching'

...Medicine Crow, president and CEO of the First Alaskans Institute, spoke on the first Honoring Our Children Day, a Native-led grassroots initiative to raise up the state's Native children.About 1,440 children attended 27 events across Alaska on April 26...


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