Topics :: Alaska

Westboro Baptist Church to Protest Alaska Native Heritage Center

Tuesday Apr 15, 2014
A Topeka, Kansas, church known for protesting at the funerals of soldiers says it plans to picket the Alaska Native Heritage Center on June 1.

Senator Proposes Striking Alaska’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban

By Becky Bohrer | Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
The minority leader of the Alaska Senate on Monday proposed to strike the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in the state, calling it a matter of conscience.

Alaska Senate Leader: Gay Marriage Inevitable

By Becky Bohrer | Friday Jan 24, 2014
Alaska Senate Minority Leader Hollis French said Thursday the legalization of same-sex marriage across the country seems inevitable.

Alaska Personnel Board Makes Gay Partners ’Family’

By Mark Thiessen | Friday Sep 20, 2013
Same-sex partners of state employees will be considered as immediate family under action taken Thursday by the Alaska State Personnel Board.

Alaska May Make Gay Partners "Family"

By Becky Bohrer | Friday Aug 23, 2013
The Alaska State Personnel Board is considering including same-sex partners of state employees in the definition of "immediate family" for purposes of leave.

Alaska Capital Plans Equality Celebration

Tuesday Jul 30, 2013
Residents of Juneau, Alaska, will hold a family-friendly Equality Celebration, featuring a series of LGBT rights events this weekend.

Republican Senator Murkowski Supports Gay Marriage

By Henry C. Jackson | Wednesday Jun 19, 2013
Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she now supports gay marriage, becoming the third Senate Republican to do so.

Get Cruising: Budget-Friendly Alternatives for Alaska Cruise Season

By Becky Bohrer, Mark Thiessen | Thursday Jun 13, 2013
More than 1 million cruise passengers will travel to Alaska between now and September, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t deals to be had - we’ve got the EDGE on the best economical ways to visit our 49th state.

Northern Lights Tourism Peaks in Alaska

By Joshua Berlinger | Wednesday Mar 13, 2013
Adventure seekers brave sub-zero temperatures to witness Alaska’s Northern Lights during a peak in the solar cycle.

Transgendered Alaskan to Be Able to Change Gender on Drivers Licenses

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jul 30, 2012
The lieutenant governor of Alaska has filed a regulation that will make it easier for transgender drivers to change their sex on their license after the ACLU challenged a requirement that forced transgender individuals to prove they had undergone surgery.