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On Aug. 2, 2006, a man walked into Rayco Sales gun shop in Juneau and asked to look at a .22 caliber rifle. The store owner, Ray Coxe, and the man examined and talked about the gun together, and Coxe gave the man a quote — $195.
The man didn’t buy the gun and picked up his backpack as if to leave the store. When Coxe walked into the back of the store, the man, later identified as Jason Coday, took the rifle and left two $100 bills on the counter.
Two days later, the man used the rifle to murder a 26-year-old man working at the Juneau Fred Meyer whom he had never met before in an unprovoked attack. It was Juneau’s first murder in five years.
Jonathan Lowy with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence in Washington, D.C., who is co-counsel with Mark Choate on behalf of the family of the murdered Simone Young Kim, argued that Coxe sells guns off the books then later claims that they are missing. Lowy said a previous audit of Rayco Sales found 200 guns missing from the inventory.
“To put that in context, 90 percent of gun dealers have zero guns missing from inventory,” Lowy said. “ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives), they looked at the worst of the worst as far as gun dealers in this country. Out of 800,000 gun dealers, they found 16 in the entire nation who had that sort of total.”

On Aug. 2, 2006, a man walked into Rayco Sales gun shop in Juneau and asked to look at a .22 caliber rifle. The store owner, Ray Coxe, and the man examined and talked about the gun together, and Coxe gave the man a quote — $195.

The man didn’t buy the gun and picked up his backpack as if to leave the store. When Coxe walked into the back of the store, the man, later identified as Jason Coday, took the rifle and left two $100 bills on the counter.

Two days later, the man used the rifle to murder a 26-year-old man working at the Juneau Fred Meyer whom he had never met before in an unprovoked attack. It was Juneau’s first murder in five years.

Jonathan Lowy with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence in Washington, D.C., who is co-counsel with Mark Choate on behalf of the family of the murdered Simone Young Kim, argued that Coxe sells guns off the books then later claims that they are missing. Lowy said a previous audit of Rayco Sales found 200 guns missing from the inventory.

“To put that in context, 90 percent of gun dealers have zero guns missing from inventory,” Lowy said. “ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives), they looked at the worst of the worst as far as gun dealers in this country. Out of 800,000 gun dealers, they found 16 in the entire nation who had that sort of total.”

Alaskans-Preserve You’re Choice in Health Care Providers!

In an unprecedented overreach by Alaska’s Division of Professional Licensing (DPL), medical suppliers in Alaska and the lower 48 have been told not to sell  anything that is restricted by the prescription  (Rx) legend to Naturopathic Doctors in Alaska.  This includes such things as injectable vitamins and many restricted herbs that are the mainstay of Naturopathic Medicine.  This would make Alaska by far the most limited state of any of the licensed states in the US.

House Bill 266  and Senate Bill 175 (HB266  & SB175) would fix this problem so that as Naturopathic Doctors we can continue to serve our communities as we have for the past 18 years.  It is not an expansion of our scope of practice.  It merely enshrines the status quo.  This bill takes one sentence from our regulations (medicines derived from or a concentrate or extract of  a plant, tree, root, moss, fungus or other natural substance) and places it into our licensing law so that thousands of Naturopathic families can continue to receive the same level of care they have come to expect from our providers.

More than a year ago, “On the Ice” — Barrow filmmaker Andrew Okpeaha MacLean’s Alaska-filmed tale of tragedy in the far north — debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Since then, the film has been shown across the U.S. and the world, making rounds on the festival circuit. But it never saw a theatrical release.

All that will change this Friday, when “On the Ice” appears in Fairbanks, Anchorage and New York City theaters, and also premiering at the Gold Town Nickelodeon in Juneau next Wednesday.

Ask Juneau residents who live near the Mendenhall River and they’ll likely be able to tell you exactly where they were the day billions of gallons of glacial melt water flooded their neighborhoods last year.

Ask Juneau residents who live near the Mendenhall River and they’ll likely be able to tell you exactly where they were the day billions of gallons of glacial melt water flooded their neighborhoods last year.