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'Choose Respect' funding cut hours after rally

With the "Alaskans Choose Respect" banners flying over the Capitol entrance behind him and about 100 soggy Alaskans looking on in front, Gov. Bill Walker gave the first "Choose Respect" address of his term.
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Alaska DV advocates headed to U.N.

Lauree Morton doesn't often go to New York, but when she does, it's to speak at the United Nations. The executive director of the state of Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault left Juneau for the Big Apple Monday to attend the U.N.
Survey finds widespread violence against Nome-area women

ANCHORAGE - A new survey has found that at least 51 percent of women in Alaska's Nome region have experienced physical abuse or sexual violence, or both, at the hands of an intimate partner.The survey was authored by the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center and the state Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. The results were released last week.
Dancing, rising for revolution

A little rain didn't stop dozens of people from marching in downtown Juneau Friday afternoon - and then dancing at the Rockwell ballroom - for the third annual One Billion Rising campaign.
My Turn: Standing united against domestic violence, child abuse

As 2014 drew to a close, we reflected on a year in which the limelight of professional sports shifted, at least briefly, from shining game-day heroics by incredible athletes to putting a spotlight on two terrible acts of domestic violence and child abuse by professional athletes.
My Turn: Make it a year of solutions

Sally Kohn, a CNN political commentator, published an article calling on readers to make 2015 a year of solutions. In the article, she cited "the problem of rape culture" as an item in need of a national solution.
Empire Editorial: No gray area for child predators

A former Petersburg School District employee was recently sentenced to 12 years in federal prison after authorities discovered he possessed 2,000 images and 39 videos depicting child pornography.
My Turn: Coaching boys for life off-court

Five years ago, I discovered that coaching high school basketball was about more than just winning the game and teaching sportsmanship.
The 28th Alaska Legislature in plain English

Ninety-five days, 116 bills. It's not easy to know what the Alaska Legislature is up to, even if it's your full-time job. There's barely enough time to count the numbers, let alone figure out what's behind them.
Chenault to propose AGDC amendment

JUNEAU - House Speaker Mike Chenault on Monday said he plans to propose allowing out-of-state residents to serve on the board of directors of a corporation that could play a key role in a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska.
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