It was a warm and sunny spring day, and the Eagle River Ale House was bustling with luncheon goers, most of them there to hear Senator Lisa Murkowski speak. Murkowski, in a tweed-colored sweater and slacks, made her way around the room, shaking hands and calling people by name.
Treatment for adult and juvenile sex offenders reduces the risk of recidivism, according to experts and research, but a lot of offenders’ success in the programs comes down to a major attitude adjustment.
It’s been 40 years since Eagle River’s Sam Cotten first won a seat in the Alaska state Legislature. Back in 1974, he’d decided to run for the House of Representatives on the spur of the moment, after the filing deadline for legislative candidates was extended from June to July.
A local business hit the big time last month. The Mustard Seed, a chic and colorful little salon tucked away at the end of Hanson Road, was featured in the April edition of “American Salon.”
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.