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Alaska Tourist Train Halts Runs After Derailment

By Mark Thiessen | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
A vintage rail company that hauls hundreds of thousands of tourists every year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush has suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that injured nine people.

Arguments Set in Challenge to Alaska's Gay Marriage Ban

Thursday Jul 24, 2014
Arguments are scheduled for October in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage.

5 Free Things to do in Anchorage, Alaska

By Mark Thiessen | Monday Jul 14, 2014
Most tourists making a summer trip to Alaska will pass through Anchorage on their way to cruises, Denali National Park and other scenic adventures. While in Alaska's biggest city, there are plenty of free things to do.

Alaska Defends Gay Marriage Ban

By Becky Bohrer | Friday Jun 20, 2014
The state denies its laws on marriage curb the constitutional rights of five same-sex couples suing over Alaska’s gay marriage ban.

Alaska to Fight Challenge to Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Tuesday Jun 10, 2014
Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty plans to fight a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Only One of Alaska’s Candidates for Gov Supports Marriage Equality

Monday May 19, 2014
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott says he welcomes news of five gay couples suing to overturn Alaska’s same-sex marriage ban.

Alaska Court Hears Case Over Same-Sex Survivor Benefits

Wednesday May 14, 2014
The Alaska Supreme Court is considering whether the partner of a woman killed in 2011 is entitled to survivor benefits from the woman’s employer, given the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Couples Challenging Alaska Gay Marriage Ban

Tuesday May 13, 2014
Five gay couples filed a lawsuit Monday challenging Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional.

Alaska Supreme Court: Gay Couples Have Equal Property Tax Righs

By Rachel D’oro | Saturday Apr 26, 2014
Same-sex couples in Alaska are equally entitled to the same state property-tax exemptions for senior citizens and disabled veterans as married couples, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.

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.