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Following an impassioned and sometimes angry public comment period, the Kenai Borough Assembly narrowly approved a resolution on Feb. 25, urging the Alaska Legislature to include “sexual orientation and gender identity” in state hate crimes law. Sponsored by Rep. Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage House Bill 198 would add “sexual orientation and gender identity” to categories like race, sex, religion, national origin and others when determining sentencing for hate crimes. It is scheduled for a public hearing...


Faces of Choice, a group that aims to bring awareness of the survivors of abortion, says it has attempted to purchase a 30-second Superbowl ad that shows the faces of people who have survived an abortion. After six months, the group has yet to hear an answer from Fox TV and it has created a petition and email campaign to ensure that the story of abortion survivors is heard. “Choice is not merely a word,”...