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AlaskaD.A.R.E. GraduationNews

D.A.R.E., not scare

D.A.R.E. grads receive goodie bags and congratulations from community leaders. In the 1980s political leaders attempted to address the drug crisis among youth with a simple answer to a complex problem: “Just say No!” Programs like D.A.R.E sprung up across the...

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‘Just say no,’ no more

D.A.R.E. — the ubiquitous anti-drug campaign of the 1980s and 1990s — has come a long way since the days of “just say no.” Launched in 1983 to explicitly tackle illegal drug use with a strict focus on the negative consequences of substance abuse, the D.A.R.E....
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Legalized Marijuana Will Not Stop Drug Cartels

AACOP urges Alaskans to vote no on ballot measure 2. Recent reports from Colorado law enforcement indicate that the legalization of marijuana has not reduced illicit sales on the black market there as proponents had predicted. In particular, black market dealers...

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Alaska Mayors Group Opposes Legalizing Marijuana

A group of Alaska mayors has come out in opposition of the ballot measure to legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana in Alaska. The Alaska Conference of Mayors announced Thursday that it had voted to oppose the initiative during an Aug. 13 meeting in...

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State D.A.R.E. Contacts

State D.A.R.E. Coordinator
Jared Popp
Petersburg Borough Police
Telephone: (907) 518-0481

State D.A.R.E. Educator
Michael Bauzon
Lumen Christi High School
Office Phone: (907) 245-9231
Mobile Phone: (907) 301-2793

State D.A.R.E. Educator
Alison Craig
Lumen Christi High School
Office Phone: (907) 245-9231
Mobile Phone: (410) 562-2215

State D.A.R.E. Officers Association President
Philip Plessinger
Office Phone: (907) 452-8251
Mobile Phone: (907) 322-8213

State D.A.R.E. Officers Association Vice President
Amanda Fisher
Anchorage Police Department
Office Phone: (907) 786-8738
Mobile Phone: (907) 440-4734

State D.A.R.E. Officers Association 1st Vice President
Tanya Larrabee-Boehm
Mat-Su School District
Office Phone: (907) 892-9448
Mobile Phone: (907) 727-7176

Gabriel Nummer, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Member from Alaska


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