Remember Newtown with acts of kindness, learning mental health first aid

OPINION: A few hours in a class to learn about mental health in the way we learn first aid or CPR will make us more aware of the people around us and help prevent future tragedies like the one that struck Sandy Hook Elementary School and Newtown, Conn., and it may help combat the epidemic of suicide that has long eaten at the heart of Alaska.

Sept. 11: From novel to reality

America was warned about the threat of hijacked aircraft -- in government assessments and even in a Tom Clancy novel. We ignored them. Are we ignoring other threats based on wishful thinking?

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