FAIRBANKS – Today, a group of lawmakers sent a letter to University of Alaska leadership encouraging the preservation of athletic programs at both UAA and UAF, even as the university system grapples with consolidation.
Suicide is a sobering subject many people don’t like to think about, but it is a necessary subject that all of us need to talk about. Last week I attended the quarterly meeting of the State Suicide Prevention Council. This Council was established in statute in 2001 and has a diverse membership of 17, including 4 non-voting members from the Legislature. There are government officials as well as people with lived experience as survivors, providers, and clergy all sharing the goal to reduce Alaskan suicides.