JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell says he doesn't see the state Legislature taking up the issue of same-sex marriage anytime soon.Parnell was asked Tuesday if he believes the state needs to revisit the issue, in light of recent court decisions and actions by other states this year, including Hawaii allowing same-sex couples to marry.He said he didn't think so.Parnell says the issue was already dealt with in the state constitution. In 1998, Alaska was the first state to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday signed a historic measure into law making Illinois the 16th state in the nation to allow gay marriage.
KINTLA LAKE, Mont. - With a can of bear spray on his hip and hearing aids in both ears, Lyle Ruterbories whistles and hums as he tends to this patch of wilderness along the Canadian border.
SEATTLE - The Skamania County sheriff's office says helicopters and a plane are searching for a man and a woman missing in separate, remote areas of southwest Washington.Chief Criminal Deputy Pat Bond says the Coast Guard and King County are sending copters Thursday and the Transportation Department a fixed-wing plane.
I would like to respond to Bishop Edward Burns' column on the Supreme Court's decision finding parts of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and thereby allowing greater legal acceptance of same-sex marriages.
JUNEAU - Republican U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski's announcement last week that she now supports same-sex marriage caused a ripple nationwide, but what effect it might have back home - if any - isn't immediately clear.
No one ever wants to live an era of conflict and division and difficult choices. Two 16th century Englishmen, John Fisher and Thomas More certainly didn't.
The Empire's online photo coverage of the 4th of July festivities included one without a caption. Seven young adults are beaming with pride as they hold their parade signs declaring support for gay rights.
Juneau emergency responders treat a man and a woman injuried in a vehicle/motorcycle accident at 3rd and D Streets in Douglas Monday evening. The two were taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital by Capital City Fire/Rescue.
A Juneau man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a cab driver at about 2:45 a.m. Friday morning in the 6500 block of the Glacier Highway access road.
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