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  • We need to talk. Often those words announce a difficult but necessary conversation among partners, families or friends about the health of their relationship. Today I use them to start such a conversation among neighbors about the health of our community....

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:41am
  • S ome have come to describe, in the Middle East, a mindset of absolute intolerance they call Islamo-fascists, but never did I think I’d see come to pass the capture of the moral imagination of so many in our country by what can only be described as Republic-cono Fascist, particularly and ironicall...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:39am
  • Two years after the Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that closely held for-profit companies do not have to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage requirement if the company’s owners have moral or religious objections, this important health benefit is going back...

    Thu, 03/17/2016 - 8:36am
  • Gov. Jay Hammond fought hard to create the Permanent Fund dividend program in order that a portion of one-time oil wealth will be shared equally with all future Alaskans. He specifically stated that earnings from the fund belong “to the people, not the government.” ...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 12:48pm
  • People have been asking me, what’s this cannabis culture you write about? What is a culture? Culture is the way of life of a particular group of people, the customs, traditions and values of a society. In a wider sense of the word, as in agriculture or tissue culture, culture is alive. ...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 12:44pm
  • Norse Flight Inc., an Anchorage-based company, has applied for a permit for an unspecified (unlimited) number of landings at 11 different sites in Kachemak Bay State Park and Kachemak Bay State Wilderness Park from May through September.  Allowing more permits for commercial helicopter landings...

    Thu, 03/10/2016 - 12:41pm
  • H ere I go, writing about something I never imagined I would write about: the legalization of cannabis, marijuana, weed, pot.  It’s something I haven’t cared much about in the past, but I care about it now for a number of reasons. ...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:39am
  • Editor’s Note: MAPP,  Mobilizing for Action through Planning & Partnerships, is a local coalition that aims to use and build upon our strengths to improve our individual, family and community health. Health is defined broadly to include cultural, economic, ed...

    Thu, 03/03/2016 - 9:35am
  • We Alaskans have statutory and constitutional language available to determine whether cannabis social clubs are lawful. The “Act to tax and regulate the production, sale and use of marijuana” begins:  “In the interest of allowing law enforcement to focus on violent and property crimes, an...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:45am
  • February, the shortest month of the year, follows January, and has 95 holidays, some bizarre and others we hold dear. Groundhog Day (in Alaska marmots are the substitute), President’s Day, Valentine’s Day when love gets honored with everything from flowers to far away trips. Super Bowl Sunday ha...

    Thu, 02/25/2016 - 9:42am

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