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Child abuse in Alaska: Knowing the signs and the steps

...behavior that abuse has happened."Often adults see these behaviors and focus on trying to stop them, not addressing the root of the behaviors, perhaps because they are not sure that they are seeing. For all the cases of abuse and maltreatment...
On the Trails: Middens

...probably providing some protection from cold and wet. Squirrels often cache their harvested cones in the burrows or between the roots of trees, to keep them from drying out and opening prematurely, letting the seeds fall out and get lost. And they sometimes...
Empire Editorial: Bar pee sticks not the right fix

...trimming the leaves of a noxious weed, with the expectation it will die. To eradicate an infestation, one has to attack the roots.This issue is less about women who drink and don't know they're pregnant; instead, it's an issue associated...
Agency to review Archipelago wolves

...Diversity, called Alexander Archipelago wolves one of Alaska's most fascinating species. The wolves establish dens in the root systems of large trees and hunt Sitka black-tailed deer, which depend on high-quality, old forests.Clear-cut...
Empire Editorial: In closing one loophole, lawmakers about to open a bigger one

...handled by the state. It shields the accuser from having his or her name released to the public. If witch hunts are the root of the issue, then Alaskans should know who is wagging their finger at others so they can watch for a trend in behavior...
More rain, less snow: what that means for SE

...the trees' shallow roots are less insulated from late-season freezes. At a soil temperature of around 23 degrees, the roots freeze and the tree dies, he said."We're not confined to looking at in a small space at a problem," he said...
The struggle to find jobs after jail

...of Justice.Hutcherson said that, at the job center, he can really can only help people who have worked to address the root issues of their troubles. If the real problem is not addressed, it's likely the person will re-offend."When I...
Fresh start for Front Street Clinic

...when people are in crisis, or to have a dentist available. The philosophy at the Front Street Clinic is that treating the root of the problems will help get clients to a place where they can better take care of themselves. 'The sickest of sick'The...
My Turn: Listen to those threatened by concealed carry on campus

...action. My concern is that the legislative response with this bill is not reflective of any systematic understanding of the roots of violence on university campuses. Instead, I am concerned that this bill is ideologically driven with a narrow conceptualization...
Empire Editorial: Education reform shouldn't be rushed

...funding increases aren't likely to fix. Tossing money at the problem is hacking at the branches instead of going after the root.Alaska's education system needs to evolve as times change, but such a widespread overhaul in so little time could...


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