In your average roomful of 100 Alaska women, well over half of them – 59 – have been physically abused or sexually assaulted in their lifetimes. When you pass a woman on the sidewalk, in the aisle at the grocery store, on a ski trail or in the car next to you, there’s a better than 50-50 chance she is among the victims. Read More >
At 12:55 p.m. on a Saturday, a dozen or so cars sat idling in the snowy parking lot of the Fairview Community Recreation Center in Anchorage's Fairview neighborhood. Cardboard boxes, backpacks and bags were neatly queued on the ground as people, thoroughly bundled up against the cold, chatted with one another in a variety of languages. Read More >
|From Löki Nome|
I was at college before it ever occurred to me that my reproductive health needed regular checks-ups. I was too scared to go to an on-campus medical clinic and too overwhelmed by the local hospitals to even consider stepping foot in one. Planned Parenthood had an informational table during Welcome Week and the nurse practitioners and health educators seemed super nice. On my first visit, I spent two...... Read more
|From Emily Anchorage|
The Cook Inlet watershed is facing many threats right now from climate change to development projects. I'm concerned about the future of our wild Alaskan salmon. So I Pick. Click. Give. to Cook Inletkeeper who work to protect our watershed and the life it sustains. ... Read more
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