FAIRBANKS—A year of intense local organizing and advocacy has earned the Fairbanks area state funding for a sobering center.
Underage drinking: Treatment
FAIRBANKS — Barack Obama stood inside a 9-by-10-foot prison cell meant to hold three men. It was July 2015, and he had just become the first United States president to visit a federal prison. As he stood in the small cell, he reflected that it was only “by the grace of God” he was standing t…
Underage drinking: Intervention
FAIRBANKS—Kevin Illingworth was first brought home by police officers when he was 7 years old. A similar circumstance would play out at his parent's doorstep in Interior Alaska at least a dozen more times over the next several years.
Underage drinking: Prevention
FAIRBANKS — In 2008, the Australian government aired a television public service announcement in which a teenager who drank too much kills his own friend with a punch to the head. Another of the ads showed a teenage girl who got drunk at a party having sex on the lawn while dozens of her pee…
FAIRBANKS — Mike Johnston looked toward the ceiling in his sparsely furnished room, made a quick mental calculation, then came up with a number.