Alaska teenagers are showing “concerning” opinions regarding the use of prescription and illicit drugs according to a statewide survey, even as they reduce other risky behaviors like underage sex and smoking.
The state Department of Health and Social Services released its biennial Youth Risk Behavior Survey on Wednesday, breaking down responses from more than 1,300 teens in 40 Alaska high schools on issues ranging from automotive behavior to self-esteem. The survey compares responses from males and females, as well as a number of racial groups.
Survey: Most Alaska teens think drug misuse not a ‘serious risk’
Alaska needs to repeal Senate Bill 91. I say this as a former supporter of the bill. I even co-sponsored it. I fully believed in the bill. I don’t believe in it anymore.
Senate Bill 91 has failed — and ever since its passage I have watched my neighbors and fellow Alaskans suffer as crime has increased, seemingly without end. We need to start over.
Senator Mia Costello
From her small studio in rural Alaska, artist Laura C. Hewitt fuses the technological with the handmade, producing cyberpunk dishware and cyborg decor from wheel-thrown ceramics. A recurring theme in her work are plates, cups, and bowls speckled with 0’s and 1’s formed by vintage alphanumeric and pu
Source: Kernel Panic: New Binary Ceramics Punctuated with Typewriter Keys by Laura C. Hewitt
Merton’s coming to Alaska in that beast of a year, the “year of everything horrible” as he referred to it, is a little-known, under-told story.
Source: Kathleen W. Tarr | Writing Toward a Twenty-First Century Counterculture
By Leroy Polk: Roads closed in Eagle River as home burns, 2 injuries reported
By Leroy Polk: VIDEO: Popular Nome hotel and bar goes up in flames
By Dan Carpenter: Alaskans provide input on partial rollback of crime reform
The last piece of SB 91 is set to go into effect in January, moving away from a cash bail system to one based on the likelihood someone will commit a new offense.
The House Finance Committee planned to reconvene Tuesday at 1 p.m. with a presentation from Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth on the agenda.
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Man sentenced for beating mother’s boyfriend to death
Elliot Myas, 23, was sentenced to nine years with four suspended after pleading guilty earlier this year to Manslaughter in the beating death of 50-year-old Luke Flanagan at the Econo Inn in January. It was Anchorage’s first homicide of 2017.
By Cameron Mackintosh: Suspect in Spenard triple homicide appears in court for bail hearing
Ultimately, Superior Court Judge Jack Smith decided to postpone his decision, and scheduled another bail hearing for Nov. 16. Pisano’s trial is currently scheduled to start on Dec. 4, according to online court records.
By Carlson Hatch: A look inside Ted Stevens International Airport’s lost and found
By KTVA Web Staff: Teacher of the Week Allison Stengel
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The early registration deadline for the Women in Agriculture Conference is Nov. 5.
Women in Agriculture Conference registration open
15th Annual Cowboy Ball
November 4th is fast approaching, so make sure your boots are shined and your bidding reflexes are honed for the Cowboy Ball next Saturday! We have delicious food, great music, and a wide array of live and silent auction items lined up for the evening. Doors will open at 6 pm, followed by dinner and the silent & live auctions. Then from 9 pm – 11 pm the Ken Peltier Band will be performing. Come and help us dance the night away!
The Cowboy Ball promises to be a night to remember. As always, all proceeds proceeds from the Cowboy Ball support EATA’s therapeutic horsemanship programs for Alaskan children, adults, and veterans living with disabilities.
EATA 15th Annual Cowboy Ball
I’ve always loved bones. Growing up on a farm I saw a lot of dead animals and I had a pile of bones I kept tucked against a mound of tree roots. I loved touching these, tracing the bones with…
Source: Dead whale (or the beauty of bones)
In June, I was sick, very sick. At times the burning pain in my stomach was so intense that I could do little more than curl up on the couch and nibble on saltine crackers. Vomiting helped. “…
How getting sick restored the value of rest in my life