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The landscape of vaping and youth by Grant Young

Vaping has become increasingly popular among school-aged children and teens in recent years. National data released in September by the FDA and the CDC showed that more than 2 million middle- and high-school students had tried vaping at least once in the previous 30 days. Of those users, nearly a quarter reported daily use of


Coalition plans Red Ribbon Week events by Natalie Kauffman

The Cambria County Drug Coalition is preparing to celebrate Red Ribbon Week. The Red Ribbon campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31 each year. This is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible


Back to school with important life skills training by Aly Bender-Murgas

Teachers have their classrooms ready, and school administrators are preparing for what obstacles might come their way this year. Kids are saying goodbye to the last days of summer and parents are preparing mentally for another school year that may look a lot like the previous year. So many unknowns are still ahead, but one


First Waves participants learn about drug prevention by Joshua Byers

Sporting a big smile, Portage resident Maddy Hudak, 16, floated back to the rocks at Greenhouse Park on Monday, having completed her first attempt at surfing the Stonycreek River. “It was really, really fun – a little nerve-wracking,” she said. “I hope the GoPro was recording because I want to see that later.” Read More...

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