State of Intoxication
By Kyle Hopkins and Marc Lester
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: What you dont know about drinking and pregnancy - Heavy drinking by a pregnant mother, even just a party or two, can do lifelong damage to an unborn baby when the embryo is no larger than the period at the end of this sentence. Hard-drinking Alaska is particularly at risk.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: Four families seek to confront and understand - Serenity, Elaine, Jacob and Elijah share a single truth: Their disability was preventable, and it will influence every aspect of their lives for as long as they live.
Bootlegging: Barrow police crack down - With the nearest liquor store 300 miles away, police expect trouble when the city is flush with cash.
Public intoxication: How Nome built a safety net - So many people died outdoors or vanished in Nome that the FBI once searched for signs of a serial killer and Hollywood made a movie blaming alien abductions. In truth, many people simply succumbed to a deadly mix of alcohol and bitter cold.
Local option laws: Shismaref votes on prohibition - The Inupiat village is the latest Alaska town to face a thorny, high-stakes choice. Voters are expected decide in a city election Tuesday whether to lift a 30-year-old ban on alcohol.
Bar break: Mayhem begins at closing time - It's a side of Anchorage most residents never see -- just before and after 3 a.m., when the bars close and hundreds of under-the-influence people pour onto downtown streets.
Drunken driving: The crash that Citari Townes-Sweatt - Drunken driving is one of Alaskas most common major crimes an equal opportunity life-sinker that leads to the arrest of 4,000 people every year. For one family, the tragedy began with a knock at the door.
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A $5 million proposal that includes plans to create a “no-sell list” of people banned from buying alcohol in Anchorage has cleared a key hurdle, winning support from the Senate Finance Committee.
From Kyle Hopkins in Anchorage –
Until a friend found his body last month outside a Fairview warehouse, Gregory Jack spent decades volunteering and dining just a few blocks away at Bean’s Cafe. Friends and family gathered at the soup kitchen Wednesday to mourn the 59-year-old.
Under fire for his remarks on birth control in this Daily News Q&A, Sen. Pete Kelly told Senate colleagues today that his FASD prevention think tank might one day endorse birth control as a prevention tool but is focused on free pregnancy tests for now.
Some of Anchorage’s hardest drinkers would not be allowed to buy alcohol within the city limits under a new $5 million, 3-year plan proposed by Fairview businesses.
State Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, says he is declaring war on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in Alaska. Tactics to fight FASD he says are on the table include free pregnancy tests in Alaska bars and restaurants and a multi-million dollar media FASD awareness blitz.
Like many teens, Devon Hilts was anxious about moving out on her own and starting college after her high school graduation in Seldovia. What she overcame was less commonplace.
Embedded in two broad resolutions aimed at "eradicating" FASD in Alaska are a pair of specific ideas for combating the disability.
The 21-year-old man charged with killing two people and injuring 23 others while driving drunk Thursday in Texas owes the state of Alaska thousands of dollars related to a DUI conviction in this state.
In a church-owned classroom circled by 58 acres of frosted spruce and frozen lakes, 10 children sat at a cafeteria table learning what to do if someone sexually abuses them.