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Today on Morning Line - Danny and Frank visited with Southcentral Foundation's Family Wellness Warriors Initiative's Polly Andrews, who talked about her experiences learning and growing after going through the program - and some of the details of the upcoming Friday Fair at the Alaska Native Primary Care Center lobby, which is every Friday this month.  Andrews emphasizes that the events are open to anyone who wishes to attend, and was moved to share her story on KNBA after interested listeners came by the Friday Fair last week.   

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Today on Morning Line, Loren and Frank talked with Robert Heffle, the Training and Clinical Manager for Southcentral Foundation's Family Wellness Warriors Initiative. 

As April is National Child Abuse & Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Southcentral Foundation is holding Friday Fairs this month, from 10am to noon with a speaker at 1pm - this week's speaker is from the organization Safe Families for Children. 

Heffle also felt inspired to share a bit more of his personal healing journey - 

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention And Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Polly Andrews, Outreach Advocate with Southcentral Foundation’s Family Wellness Warriors Initiative joined Morning Line today to help spread the message about healthy traditions for our families. 

Among other things, Andrews shared that community members can learn more by visiting the awareness fair this Friday at the Anchorage Native Primary Care Center Lobby from 10 to noon.

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Construction is beginning on a Native children’s dental clinic and health services facility in Anchorage. Southcentral Foundation provides statewide dental services to Alaska Native and American Indian beneficiaries of the Indian Health Service. At a ground-breaking ceremony Monday, SCF president and CEO Katherine Gottlieb said the new clinic will add 32 dental chairs to the 15 they have now, and create an environment designed to put children at ease.

by the Associated Press

Gov. Bill Walker is proposing a new, statewide 3-percent sales and use tax, an alternative to his proposal to reinstate a personal income tax.

The sales tax bill was among the measures introduced Monday, as lawmakers began a special session called by Walker to address the state's budget deficit. Certain items would be exempted from the sales tax, including groceries, wages and real estate purchases or rentals.

The Department of Revenue estimates the tax could generate $500 million annually.

Bill would give Alcoholic Beverages Control Board oversight of marijuana

By Zacharia Hughes, APRN

A bill that is fundamental to setting up legal regulations for Alaska's marijuana passed the House Tuesday [April 14, 2015]. The bipartisan vote is a step towards the Alcoholic Beverages Control Board establishing a permit structure that oversees a full legal market, from growers to commercial sales.

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  About a hundred people Tuesday visited the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association offices in Anchorage to celebrate the publication of a book with hundreds of recipes for traditional dishes, as well as historic and contemporary photographs of food gathering and cooking, stories and much more. Author Suanne Unger says she and nine collaborators, plus many more contributors, worked on the book for six years, compiling recipes, interviewing elders, and searching for photographs. The CDC helped pay for the research and publishing, which allows APIA to sell the book for $25 per copy.