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Next Juneau candidates hit starting line on Aug. 8

...said he's running again to continue work on unfinished business, including school funding, affordable housing and social issues such as homelessness and addiction. He is also finishing his first three-year term on the assembly.Because of...
Child abuse in Alaska: Knowing the signs and the steps

...How can parents and community members be duped into not recognizing abuse?Skinner said it's a perfect storm of social issues. Part of it is disbelief. This can't be happening, can it? "A lot of us have children," Skinner said. "I...
Anti-abortion voters look for one of their own contenders

...contenders keep an intense focus on social issues in the upcoming midterm elections...contender who won't shy from social issues after back-to-back presidential...chants.Such divisiveness over social issues has at times cost the GOP at the...
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Sen.: Arctic position can't be 'window dressing'

...The U.S. is expected to take chairmanship of the eight-country Arctic Council, which addresses climate and social issues, among others, of the governments and people of Arctic nations, in 2015. Chairmanship of the council changes every...
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Southeast lawmakers prepare for session

...focus on heavy hitting topics like the budget, education and a gas line, Kerttula said she's optimistic that some social issues will also be addressed. She co-sponsored a number of bills that seek to provide protections to women and working...
Walker: We lack leadership in Alaska identify with?I think the social issues. I'm very conservative in that...why I'm a Republican, but the social issues are not the platform that I'm...and so we are where we are on social issues.Would you say that your personal...
Alaska salmon management: A unique process for a unique state

...isn't any less law than a 7-0 vote," he said. "Many of the day-to-day issues in our life, particularly social issues, were decided by a 5-4 vote of the U.S. Supreme Court and they are no less the law than if it was a 9-0 vote...
Living and growing: Faith meant to broaden love for humankind

...often found myself drawn to people who were unlike me in many ways. We often differed on scriptural interpretation, social issues and other realities that frequently divide people. But we shared compassion, love and respect that are central to faith...
Pope criticizes church emphasis on abortion, gays to be faithful and that pastors should instead emphasize compassion over condemnation when discussing divisive social issues of abortion, gays and contraception.The pope's remarkably blunt message six months into his papacy was sure to...
Fall arts preview

...discussions with the goal of encouraging dialog and understanding of important international, economic, political and social issues. Most presentations are free and the public is welcome.Sept. 11: 'Alaska-Philippine Relations: Exploring the...


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