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Assembly to consider raising tobacco tax

...a presentation on the benefits of a higher tax from Kristin Cox, a doctor at Rainforest Naturopathic Medicine, and Matt Felix, former executive director of Juneau's National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.Cox said in her presentation...
City leaders question transit plan change

...concernsAlaska is the fastest aging state in the country, and Juneau is the fastest aging community in the state, according to Matt Felix, a researcher for the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence."Elderly people have a lot of needs, and as...
Remember the bright side

...write to point out that we also have a high quality of life. Yes, our health care costs are high, but according to Matt Felix, author of "Juneau's Healthy Indicator Report", Juneau is the healthiest community in the state. As we watch the...
My Turn: Another drug crisis in Juneau

The wave of prescription drug abuse and addiction took a heavy toll on many Juneau families over the last four years before subsiding recently.
Assembly introduces tax hike for tobacco

...voters will decide whether to approve it in the Oct. 7 election. There was no public testimony on the issue Monday. Matt Felix, the executive director for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in Juneau, attended the meeting...
Angoon may reconsider its dry status

...except for Metlakatla, which is dry by federal mandate as Alaska's only federal Native reservation, according to Matt Felix, executive director for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in Juneau. Farther north there are more...
Alcohol tax off city ballot and these services are used to their fullest potential," said Leeann Thomas, owner of the Triangle Club bar. Matt Felix, a proponent of the increase, remains optimistic. "As soon as the Alaska Supreme Court decides, the Assembly will...

...Hospital Board of Directors meeting, 5:15 p.m., Administrative Boardroom. Details: 796-8900. "Sin Night" with Matt Felix, 5:15-6 p.m., Centennial Hall. A men's health forum about halting alcohol, drug and tobacco use, abuse...
Simulators cover driving basics

...are part an effort to reduce the likelihood of fatal car accidents involving teenagers, said NCADD Executive Director Matt Felix. Over the last 15 years, 11 Juneau teens have died in alcohol-related car accidents, he said. But none have died...
My Turn: Senior citizens are vital to Alaska's future

...the more likely they are to live out their life there. In addition, seniors are just great people to have around. Matt Felix is director of the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence in Juneau.


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