From mid-July to the end of September, 10 percent of all Anchorage Fire Department emergency medical transports were due to suspected use of the synthetic drug Spice. As the problem persists, Anchorage officials hint that stronger enforcement measures may be on the horizon.
I saw the faces of people who have come here for a better life or a new chance, but now are struggling. I saw Native elders and their children, and young people. I saw people searching desperately for work, hoping for a way to sustain themselves. I keep praying for the Downtown Soup Kitchen, hoping Jon will come back.We AlaskansCraig Headley
“A great city, a great state doesn’t stand idly by while people perish in our streets,” Mayor Ethan Berkowitz told the crowd of about 75 people who gathered for a candlelight vigil in Anchorage.Michelle Theriault Boots
As part of a nationwide initiative that emphasizes lifelong health, federally managed outdoor agencies recently joined President Obama to launch the Every Kid in a Park Pass program, available through Aug. 31, 2016.Erin Kirkland
In Oregon, the divide between urban places, which are booming — especially the state’s largest city, Portland — and rural ones, which are largely struggling, has often shaped the debate over guns and other social issues.
The medical charity Doctors Without Borders said its hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz was hit early Saturday by an airstrike_apparently carried out by U.S. forces -- and several hospital staff were killed.
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