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My Turn: Smoking on campus a safety issue

Nicotine use is not merely an inconvenient habit - it is a powerful addiction which kills 500 Alaskans prematurely and costs Alaskan tax payers $539 million every year.
Assembly to consider raising tobacco tax

The price of a pack of cigarettes in Juneau could increase if the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly raises the tax on them and other tobacco products.
My Turn: Think E-cigarette are fun? Think again ...

Think e-cigarettes are a fun, new, tobacco-harm-reduction innovation? Do you think they are going to help to stop the senseless loss of life that smoking is responsible for? I suggest you think again. E-cigarette aerosol is not "harmless water vapor".
Empire Editorial: Addiction is much closer to home than you may think

...the person you're thinking about; it could be you. Get help. Check out these local resources: National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Juneau Affiliate: Recovery Center - A Program...
Celebrating success over addiction

In a lot of recovery programs, there's a focus on anonymity, but on Saturday, people in recovery are coming out in broad daylight to celebrate their successes and to reconnect.
Recovery: A lesson in humility

It doesn't take much time to lose everything - ask Kathryn Chapman. An alcohol-fueled fight with a boyfriend led to an arrest, the loss of her job and jail time, but it also led to recovery.
Survey: Housing still top local issue

Businesses and residents agree, the availability of affordable housing is the top barrier to economic development in Juneau, according to surveys conducted by McDowell Group and Sheinberg Associates.McDowell Group Owner and President Jim Calvin revealed this and more during a presentation on the Juneau Economic Development Plan at Monday night's Assembly Committee of the Whole meeting. Data from the past decade - including income, employment rates and more - has been collected and analyzed to build the plan's framework.
Eagle Valley Center thanks Juneau Children Outdoors Community Coalition partners

SAGA's Eagle Valley Center would like to thank the Juneau Children Outdoors Community Coalition partners who helped organize and lead programs at the Spring Jamboree on Saturday March 29th. This year marked the sixth year of the Jamboree.
Perks of 'vaping' to go up in smoke?

Can regulations keep up with those jonesing for nicotine? With rapid technological advances in nicotine delivery over the last decade, and especially the last few years, government entities face challenges with attempts to regulate e-cigarettes and vaporizers.
Life after prison

A first drink of alcohol at 13. Three drunk driving arrests. Drug of choice: anything to avoid "right here, right now." Using drugs and alcohol for acceptance. Incarcerated 1,742 times. Smoking pot and drinking alcohol at age seven.


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