Cindy Littell worries that in time her grandchild will not remember his mother, only the one act that tore her from his life. "It was the last thing I expected," Littell said.
Healthy fish populations in the Kenai Peninsula Borough support a healthy community and a healthy economy, and healthy fish habitat provides the foundation for these fish populations to thrive.
JUNEAU (AP) - "Cancer's not the worst thing you can get," warned Michael George Patterson, a Juneau resident who has become a spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in their new anti-smoking campaign.
In my lifetime, technological progress has given us television, jet aircraft, computers, cell phones and a spacecraft that's headed for Pluto at 36,000 mph. It has made it possible for us to work less, suffer less and live longer.
When the staff at Soldotna High School discussed suicide as part of a newly mandated training requirement, all of them shared a personal story.
Work, eat and sleep. For two weeks, that's all the Alaska-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team did during its trip to Long Island, New York. The city and portions of the Northeast are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
Communication is essential to breaking the cycle of bullying. For example, tell your children their options for dealing with a bully, said Carla Abild, parent navigator with Stone Soup Group.
School programs and the availability of reproductive health services keep the Kenai Peninsula's teen birth rate consistent with Alaska's largest city, health officials said. However, according to Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics data, the Peninsula has a higher teen birth rate than the national average despite three straight years of national decline. The consequences of teen pregnancy, such as higher likelihood of welfare use and child neglect, can have a negative effect on mother and child.
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