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    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...

    OPINION: Can Alaska’s Supreme Court decide the limits of its own power?

    The great 2019 Alaska budget war has seen deep spending cuts by Governor Mike Dunleavy through his line item budget vetoes. Many “sacred cows”...

    ANALYSIS: ‘Dangerous’ proposal violates Alaska lawyers’ freedom of speech and religious liberty

    In 2016, the US Supreme Court invalidated all state laws limiting marriage to persons of the opposite sex. The sexual revolution, thus endorsed by...

    Alaska’s top legal minds ponder balance of power amid tension between governor and Alaska Supreme Court

    Did the Alaska Supreme Court overstep in striking down a measure duly approved by the Alaska Legislature and signed into law by the governor...

    Proposal seen as threat to Alaska lawyers’ freedom of speech and religious liberty

    The Alaska Bar Association is seeking to impose on all attorneys new rules of conduct, which Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson says will have...

    Leading abortion group backs Alaska candidates

    Planned Parenthood, the leading abortion provider in Alaska and across the nation, has announced its list of political endorsements for Alaskans vying for office...

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