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    Alaska Legislature to consider LGBT ‘hate crime’ bill on Feb. 6

    A bill aimed at adding “sexual orientation and gender identity” to categories like race, sex, religion, national origin when determining sentencing for hate crimes...

    Kenai City Council to vote on support of statewide LGBT hate crimes bill

    City council members in Kenai and Soldotna are pushing for the expansion of statewide hate crimes legislation to include “sexual orientation and gender identity.” Last...

    Inside scoop: Planned Parenthood’s 2020 strategy for Alaska

    Planned Parenthood, Alaska’s largest provider of abortions, held a strategic planning session on Jan. 7 in Anchorage. The event took place at Writer’s Block...

    Women fight Alaska sex trafficking with faith, personal mentorship

    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...

    Vital signs: Alaskans marry less as childhood population plummets

    The number of marriages, babies and children are plummeting across Alaska according to the state’s Vital Statistics report released on Dec. 6. The annual...

    Seven hate crimes reported in Alaska last year

    While hate crimes in Alaska are extremely rare, the number increased slightly from 2017 to 2018 according to the FBI’s latest Hate Crimes Statistics...

    Why are there so many angry young men?

    The recent trial that just convicted the third young Alaskan in the 2016 murder of Palmer teen David Grundwald is evidence of a larger...

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