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Fairbanks residents will have three opportunities this week to pray and protest for an end to abortion. The first event invites pro-life residents to hold signs and pray on street corners across the city on Jan. 22, which marks the 47th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion across the nation. Since the 1973 ruling, 65 million unborn babies have been killed through abortion. For roughly 40 years Bible Baptist Church has...

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While it is hard to quantify the number of human sex trafficking victims because the crime is inherently underground, the International Labor Organization estimates there are 4.8 million sex trafficking victims globally – 99% are women and girls. Alaska is no exception. “There’s not an area of our state where trafficking does not exist. This is happening around us. If there’s a situation that doesn’t seem right, that could be trafficking – it’s better to report it.” “We...

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Proponents of doctor-prescribed suicide — or assisted suicide — have so far failed to bring the deadly practice to Alaska. But crucial battles lie ahead. And Alaska’s isolated disabled, elderly and poor — the biggest targets for an inexpensive “final solution” — are most at risk. Doctor-prescribed suicide is the practice in which doctors distribute lethal drugs to patients for the purpose of suicide. Patients receive a powerful barbiturate like secobarbital — a drug used...

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