End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

...relationship with the Mormon church, and asserting, "America's youth are better off when they are in Scouting."A conservative activist in Utah, Gayle Ruzicka, applauded the Mormons' tough reaction and noted that the church already ran its own scouting-style...
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US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in Syria

...IS group but also Kurdish fighters affiliated with forces battling the extremists in Syria and Iraq.Also, the YPG and an activist group said Turkish troops had shelled the Syrian border village of Til Findire, targeting Kurdish fighters and hitting one...
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Damaged Shell icebreaker arrives in Oregon for repairs

...afternoon, near where the Fennica is docked, holding a peaceful on-the-water rally against arctic offshore drilling, activist Mia Reback said. No arrests have been made.Environmental groups had wanted the Obama administration to reject permits sought...
3 Spanish reporters missing in war-torn Aleppo in Syria

...A missile attack on a rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo killed at least 10 people and wounded many others Tuesday, two activist groups said.The Local Coordination Committees said the attack on the Maghayer neighborhood killed 10 people, including women...
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Children told to behead the doll at IS training camp

...candy - and propaganda.They tell adults, "We have given up on you, we care about the new generation," said an anti-IS activist who fled the Syrian city of Raqqa, the extremists' de facto capital. He spoke on condition of anonymity to preserve the...
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Secret detentions of activists on rise in Egypt

...29-year-old Fatma el-Sayed, an activist with one of Egypt's secular opposition...against more secular activists.One activist group, Freedom for the Brave, has documented...detention, now there isn't," said rights activist Mohammed Lotfy. But "some hard-core...
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Latest issue of Cirque features many Southeast contributors

...Tony Mares, accepted by his daughter Vered. The award, named for former Southeast resident Andy Hope, an Alaska Native activist and writer, and founded by Wrangell-born writer Vivian Faith Prescott, honors an outstanding piece of poetry or prose published...
Pope asks pardon for church's 'offenses' against indigenous

...statement with the gift. They said the cross, dubbed the "Communist crucifix," had originally been designed by a Jesuit activist, the Rev. Luis Espinal, who was assassinated in 1980 by suspected paramilitaries during the months that preceded a violent...
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Police raid club of activist who quit on air

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage police served search warrants at marijuana activist Charlo Greene's Alaska Cannabis Club after receiving reports of illegal marijuana sales.The police took marijuana and impounded...
APOC turns to court to enforce subpoena of pot activist

ANCHORAGE - A state commission is asking a judge to require an Anchorage marijuana activist to turn over records that could help determine if she violated campaign-finance law.The Alaska Public Offices Commission is...


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