12.10 > Addressing what’s Festering

Alexis De Tocqueville visited America 190 years ago to discover what special ideals had allowed the birth of the American experiment. Like a prophet, he declared the American experiment would collapse if it lost the glue that held it together. That bond, and
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Wait Alaska! Christmas isn’t over!

Landfills and parking lots across Alaska are already filling up with discarded Christmas trees despite the fact that the festive season is only three days old. A Dec. 27 notice from city officials in Juneau invited residents to “bring your Christmas tree to
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Foster ‘brave conversations’ over the holidays

Are you looking forward to sitting down with family members this year in our ever more polarized political climate? What will you do when your brother brings up that topic? Are you the type to quickly change the subject and pull out a Christmas movie so
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News Roundup: Information to make a difference in Alaska

The following is a brief roundup of news and events that Alaskans can use to make a positive difference in family, business and cultural life.   PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR PRO-LIFE VIGIL AT SOLDOTNA ABORTION CLINIC The fall campaign of 40 Days for Life is
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Not dead yet — assisted suicide push in Alaska

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
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Plans to Protect Alaska’s faith-based adoption agencies

Legislation is in the works to protect Alaska’s adoption agencies and child welfare providers from discrimination for declining to provide services that conflict with the provider’s deeply held moral or religious beliefs. In a letter to supporters earlier