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Alaska Women's Hall of Fame inducts 2 from Juneau

...hold such a position - and worked tirelessly toward women's empowerment, reproductive choice, issues surrounding substance abuse and literacy, in addition to environmental efforts. She helped to establish the Sitka Women's Commission and served...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/alaska-womens-hall-fame-inducts-2-junea
Local
My Turn: Walker on Medicaid: It's the right thing to do

...Alaskans to get the care they need to join or stay in the workforce. It will help those coming out of prison get substance abuse treatment and stay out of trouble. It will reduce medical costs for all of us by reducing the amount of care hospitals...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-20/my-turn-walker-medicaid-its-right-thi
Opinion | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska early learning pipeline

...firefighters, and solid citizens, or future high school dropouts, with increased costs from mental health and substance abuse, teen pregnancy and crime.It is in our power to protect and nurture our youngest children. Children under age 5...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-15/my-turn-alaska-early-learning-pipelin
Opinion
My Turn: Medicaid expansion is the right choice

...are pregnant or have children. Expansion brings coverage to adults with no children. This will reduce alcohol and substance abuse treatment costs the state pays with state dollars, prisoner medical costs we pay with state dollars, and other costs...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-01/my-turn
Opinion
Former head of nonprofit group pleads guilty to theft

ANCHORAGE - The former CEO of an Anchorage substance abuse and education advocacy group pleaded guilty to stealing more than $34,000 from the organization.Anna Sappah pleaded guilty...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-25/former-head-nonprofit-group-pleads-gui
State
Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana

...reservations brought notes of caution - if not silence or opposition - from many tribes.They were reluctant given the substance-abuse problems that already plague many reservations.But the attendance at a conference on the topic Friday gave an early...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-01/tribes-around-us-gather-discuss-legal-m
State
Former head of nonprofit group pleads guilty to theft

ANCHORAGE - The former CEO of an Anchorage substance abuse and education advocacy group pleaded guilty to stealing more than $34,000 from the organization.Anna Sappah pleaded guilty...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-24/former-head-nonprofit-group-pleads-guil
State
HUD awards $3.6M to fight homelessness

...Continuum of Care grants allows local providers to continue offering permanent and transitional housing to the homeless as well as services including job training, health care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment and child care.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-02-01/hud-awards-36m-fight-homelessness
Neighbors
Juneau Community Foundation announces $1M in grant funds

...funds. The money will be used to support organizations and agencies working in the areas of suicide prevention, substance abuse, homelessness, hospice, mental health and victims of abuse through the Juneau Hope Endowment Fund. This is the...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-02-01/juneau-community-foundation-announc
Neighbors
Housing First project moving forward

...million savings in emergency services was attributed to housing 100 individuals experiencing chronic homelessness and substance abuse. Jail time and shelter usage also decreased significantly.Mary O'Neal-Cole with the Juneau Coalition on Homelessness...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-31/housing-first-project-moving-forward
Local

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