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Glory Hole to host Empty Bowls fundraiser

...wellness program, and outreach and housing assistance programs), plus transportation and clothing assistance and social services referral programs. Lovishchuk said they are also expanding their case management.Donations, such as purchasing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-20/glory-hole-host-empty-bowls-fundraiser
Local
Femme Fatale: a fun event with a serious purpose

...nonjudgmental, safe place for people to get answers to their questions. He also stays connected with other local social service agencies so that clients can get the help they need for dealing with addiction, homelessness, or mental health issues...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-04-20/stage-and
Neighbors
Teen kayaking trip applications due soon

...SAGA, ANDVSA (The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault), the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Sitka Youth Leadership Committee, Sitkans Against Family Violence, Sitka's Prevention Coalition, Juneau LeadOn...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-17/teen-kayaking-trip-applications-due-soo
Local
Opinion: Measuring 'the road's' value without subsidies

...to recognize that Alaskans can't choose to put money slated for this project toward other needs like schools or social services. That's because the vast majority is expected to come from the Federal Highway Trust Fund, including $30 million...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-16/opinion-measuring-roads-value-without
Opinion
House begins to debate abortion funding bill

...The House scheduled to go back into session late Thursday afternoon.The bill calls on the Department of Health and Social Services to fund no abortion services under Medicaid unless the abortion is medically necessary or the pregnancy was the result...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-11/house-begins-debate-abortion-funding-bi
State | AK legislature
Soldotna tobacco shop goes viral in smoking ban debate

...was scheduled for a hearing in the State Affair Committee on Thursday, while HB360 is currently in the Health and Social Services Committee. The legislative session is set to end on April 20 and either bill would need to pass both the House and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-07/soldotna-tobacco-shop-goes-viral-smokin
State | AK legislature
Initiative hearings, securities things to watch

...transition period," she said. "Without this support, these individuals are more likely to return to criminal activity and drug use."The bill is scheduled for a hearing Thursday before the House Health and Social Services Committee.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-24/initiative-hearings-securities-things-w
State | AK legislature
The 1st Alaska One-Minute Play Festival to be held in Anchorage

...offering education and training programs for youth and adults and outreach collaborations with statewide artistic and social service groups.For more information visit perseverancetheatre.org.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-03-27/1st-alaska-one-minute-play-festival-be-he
Art
Business owners testify against indoor smoke ban

...smoking in most commercial buildings, including businesses, restaurants and bars. She told the House Health and Social Services Committee on Tuesday that her goal with the bill is to protect workers from secondhand smoke."House Bill 360 is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-27/business-owners-testify-against-indoor-
State | AK legislature
Complaints of bedbugs on the rise around Alaska

...Blood-sucking insects are on the rise in Alaska, and it's not even mosquito season.The state Department of Health and Social Services issued a bulletin Tuesday announcing a proliferation of bedbugs, the apple seed-size pests that can double in number...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-20/complaints-bedbugs-rise-around-alaska
State

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