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    Lawyer: Satanist ‘prayers’ at Kenai Assembly not supported by Alaska’s Constitution

    Brett Harvey, Senior Legal Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, has litigated First Amendment cases for nearly 20 years. Notably, he argued to reinstate a...

    LISTEN: This is how Alaskans prayed during the Constitutional Convention

    Editor's note: At a time when the Kenai Borough Assembly endures prayers mockingly offered by Satanists, atheists and Pastafarians, it is interesting to recall...

    Governor aims to give Alaska Natives greater local control over village schools

    In an effort to grant tribal leaders greater control over public education in Alaska’s Native villages, Gov. Mike Dunleavy has thrown support behind an...

    OPINION: Activist judges rule supreme because we let them

    The “hierarchy of law” is an ancient concept that some laws are more important than others. In our rancorous and increasingly nonsensical political climate,...

    Report: Alaska does not protect babies born alive during an abortion

    Alaska is one of 16 states that has no laws protecting infants born alive during an abortion. This fact was highlighted in new report...

    On the duty to ‘legislate morality’ in Alaska

    On October 1, voters in Fairbanks and North Pole spoke fairly clearly about the direction they think their communities should be headed regarding civil...

    Personal feelings cannot be a shared foundation for law

    I watched the lawsuit and litigation play out this summer between the City of Anchorage and the Downtown Hope Center. The entire incident leading...

    Atheists & Satanists continue to mock prayers at Kenai Assembly meetings

    In his address to the Massachusetts Militia on Oct. 11, 1798, President John Adams said that “Our Constitution was made only for a moral...

    Alaska’s ‘alarming’ STD rates demand a new way of talking about sex

    Health officials expressed ongoing alarm that sexually transmitted diseases continue spreading across Alaska despite a decades-long effort to curb the crisis. Once again Alaska...

    Federal funds stripped from Alaska abortion clinics

    Thanks to a new Trump administration ruling, Planned Parenthood clinics in Alaska and around the country are now reeling from the loss of millions...

    OPINION: Alaska unions need to scrap radical political activism

    “Dunleavy’s attack on unions is an attack on all Alaskans,” or so read the Sept. 29 headline of an Anchorage Daily News commentary piece...

    News briefs and upcoming events to make a difference in Alaska

    The following roundup of news briefs and upcoming events are aimed at helping Alaskans engage the wider culture as we seek the common good. PRO-LIFE...

    Social conservatives win five hotly contested Fairbanks races

    Social conservatives won five on nine races during the Oct. 1 city and borough elections in Fairbanks. Incumbent Mayor Jim Matherly won just under 50%...

    Transgender talk sparks lively exchange in Anchorage restaurant

    About 250 people packed into Gallos Mexican Restaurant in South Anchorage last week to listen to a presentation by a leading national bioethicist who...

    Declining Alaska abortion rate raises new questions

    Abortion rates in Alaska appear to have fallen by more than 30% in recent years. This is according to the latest research from the...

    Parental rights organizer needed for ‘at risk’ Alaska

    A leading national parental rights organization, with the mission to “educate and inform the public and policymakers regarding parental rights,” is in need of...

    Radical pro-abortion activists endorse 87% of candidates in Juneau elections

    All but one candidate running for office in the Oct. 1 Juneau Borough elections received a full endorsement from a hard-line pro-abortion activist group. The...

    Sen. Murkowski seen as ‘key’ vote in bill to restrict religious freedoms

    In 2010 Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski initially voted to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. In 2013, however, she...

    Fairbanks candidates take opposing stances on hot-button social issues

    The Oct. 1 Fairbanks North Star Borough elections could have a significant impact on pro-life laws and policies dealing with LGBTQ issues. This according...

    OPINION: Dunleavy’s move is needed first step to correcting Alaska’s courts

    As everyone knows, there are three co-equal branches to government: legislative, executive and judicial. Except they’re not. As in co-equal. Understanding correct constitutional principles is...

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