ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The families of two inmates who died in Alaska jails within a week of each other are looking for answers to questions they say are not being answered.
As we roll into spring, one of the Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions Club’s causes is Hope Community Resources, Inc. The Lions have a long history of supporting Hope’s Walk & Roll for Hope, which is scheduled for May 3 at the Delany Park Strip in Anchorage. Club members look forward each year to participating in the Walk. It is a chance for them to reconnect with Hope’s mission and the people who choose their supports. This year is no different; the club will be out in full force to support Hope.
At Heart to Heart Eagle River Crisis Pregnancy Center, which offers free pregnancy tests and pro-life oriented counseling, it’s not uncommon for executive director Alycia Thomas to be the first person a young woman tells that she might pregnant. Sometimes, Thomas ends up being the first person a teen opens up to, to confide that she’s been raped.
The Senate Finance Committee has released its long-awaited version of House Bill 278, Gov. Sean Parnell’s omnibus education bill. The legislation has already passed the House and is one of the priority issues to be resolved before the Legislature adjourns its 2014 session, currently scheduled for Easter Sunday, April 20.
It was over before it barely began. The Lions Annual Easter Egg Hunt took place on sunny and warm day out at Lions Park. Parents and children lined up a good half an hour before the event kicked off, and many shrugged off their jackets and tied them around their waists because it felt good to feel the sun on bare arms after the long winter.
A soldier with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, was charged on April 9 in the death of his 3-year-old son April 4 in the family’s on-post residence.