Sitting men down together to talk and learning how to harvest seal aren’t silver bullets for ending domestic violence and building healthy communities. But participants in a wide-ranging conference believe they’re positive steps.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr declared a law enforcement emergency in Alaska on June 28. The announcement follows a visit to the state where he saw firsthand how many rural communities have little-to-no public safety presence.
Alaska’s low-income seniors stand to lose cash assistance from the state. More than a third of seniors on the program live in Anchorage. But U.S. census data suggests the communities most affected per capita are in rural Alaska.
For years, the Alaska Supreme Court has stymied conservatives’ efforts to limit state-funded abortion. On Friday, GOP Gov. Mike Dunleavy employed a new tactic: He vetoed $335,000 from the Supreme Court’s budget, in a move that critics say threatens the judiciary’s independence.
It’s well known that traumatic experiences can have lifelong impacts on health and well-being. But it’s possible that those effects can last longer than a single lifetime. A new study asks whether the effects of trauma have been passed down genetically in Tlingit families in Hoonah.