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Alaska Court Will Hear Case Over Same-Sex Survivor Benefits

While the case does not directly challenge the same-sex marriage ban, the court could take up that issue, Renn said.

CBS Seattle–05/14/2014

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Couples Challenging Alaska Gay Marriage Ban

Five gay couples have filed a lawsuit challenging Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage.

05/12/2014

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Alaska Lt. Gov. Candidate Apologizes Over Slavery Comment

Alaska lieutenant governor hopeful Dan Sullivan is apologizing if he offended anyone with his use of the term “slavery” in comments he made about the payment of union dues.

05/07/2014

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MTV’s Alaska-Based Reality Show, ‘Slednecks,’ Echoes ‘Jersey Shore’

The production company that made MTV’s “Buckwild” is behind “Slednecks,” a reality show about a group of young people in Alaska

CBS Seattle–04/25/2014

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Alaska Pro-Pot Group Offers $9K Challenge To Opponents

The first volley in the fight over the ballot measure to make recreational use in Alaska legal has been served.

CBS Seattle–04/17/2014

File photo of Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA).  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Wash. Senators Praise EPA Move On Pebble Mine

Washington’s U.S. senators are praising a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency for starting a process that could potentially restrict the development of proposed gold-and-copper mine in southwest Alaska.

02/28/2014

File photo of U.S. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK).  (credit: Alex Wong /Getty Images)

Begich Speaks Out Against Proposed Pebble Mine

U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has come out against the proposed Pebble Mine, calling it “the wrong mine in the wrong place for Alaska.”

01/20/2014

Dennis McLerran, Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 administrator, and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy took a Portage Glacier Tour in Alaska on Monday, August 26, 2013. (Bill Roth/Getty Images)

EPA: Mining Poses Risks To Bristol Bay Salmon

A government report indicates a large-scale copper and gold mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region could have devastating effects on the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery and adversely affect Alaska Natives, whose culture is built around salmon.

01/16/2014

Cannabis products are displayed for sale at the 3-D Denver Discrete Dispensary on January 1, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (credit: Theo Stroomer/Getty Images)

Alaska Group Takes Next Step To Legalize Marijuana

A citizens’ group hoping to make Alaska the third state in the nation to legalize recreational use of marijuana took a step closer Wednesday, submitting more than 46,000 signatures to the state election office.

01/08/2014

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Troopers: License Plate Left At Damaged Guardrail

Alaska State Troopers say a license plate that dropped off a vehicle that struck a Tongass Highway guardrail led to the driver, who did not report the incident.

01/07/2014

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