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State leaders listen to Peninsula's crime problem

...District O, said he was disappointed Gov. Parnell decided against expanding Medicaid because that funding could go to drug treatment programs. Micciche said he felt first time drug offenders don't belong in prison and would like to see first time...
Town hall meeting with trooper leadership Saturday in Kenai

...accommodate the growing population on the Kenai Peninsula. He said he is interested to hear if more funding toward drug treatment programs could help the problem. The recent thefts in Nikiski and Kasilof have demonstrated the peninsula has a big...
Visiting police chief offers support for legal pot

...percent for marijuana. "That is a lot of time and effort that could be spent going after heroin users," he said. Drug treatment programs have also seen a strain a high number of marijuana users being court ordered for counseling, which takes...
Micciche, Treider compete for Senate seat issues we are dealing with now like crime fueled by drug abuse. Hardly anything has been done to facilitate drug treatment on a statewide level."Treider said he was disappointed by Gov. Sean Parnell's decision not to expand Medicaid...
Debate over Prop. 2 enters final days

...has failed and as a result the rates of addiction are high, jails are overcrowded and many people cannot get the drug treatment they need. "Treatment works and there are millions of people in this world living in long-term recovery," she...
Bon Jovi guitarist hopes new song helps addicts

...difference because this epidemic has to stop."Lighthouse" will be sold on iTunes, with proceeds going toward a drug treatment facility envisioned for the region, Sambora said.Backed by a children's choir, Sambora also performed the Bill...
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Woman arraigned in forging prescription case

...Fred Meyer and Walmart, according to the indictment. The defense requested an additional condition of mandatory drug treatment. "It's a substance abuse problem," Landry said. "We would like to get her in treatment." Scot Leaders...
Fibromyalgia support group offers information

...aggressive treatment for flare ups. "I prefer a more proactive population than the ones sticking with the latest greatest drug treatments." Grimm said her main focus for the support group is to provide a place where fibromyalgia patients can be free...

...often broken more by chance than systematic improvements in sports Biotech company developing genetic test to tailor drug treatment State will likely foot bill for much of redistricting battle Glenn Highway and ferry route named scenic byways...
Ketchikan school board postpones action on proposed drug-testing policy

...would be tested weekly thereafter. If adopted, the policy would take effect in the 2001-2002 school year. The consequences of a positive test would range from participation in a drug-treatment program to exclusion from school sports.


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