John Hays is the adopted father of 15 children, all of whom were prenatally exposed to alcohol. Since then, he and his wife have worked to learn all they can about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and how to help the children who are affected. He’ll speak in Sitka tonight about relationship parenting at 7 p.m. at the Sheetka Kwaan Naa Kahidi.
The Morning Interview
Hays, adopted father of 15, to talk on FASD issues
Doug Osborne, Director of Health Promotion at Sitka Community Hospital, describes his plans for Marijuana Town Hall II (6:30 - 8 PM Mon Mar 30, Harrigan Centennial Hall). Osborne hopes the meeting/discussion helps clear up misinformation about the use of marijuana, and serves as a vehicle for "reasonable conversation" about the newly-legalized drug. Downloadable audio. more
Sitka was one of 170 communities that took to the streets today for the Choose Respect March, a statewide effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In a 2012 victimization survey conducted in Sitka, 47% of adult women reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both. more