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Editor’s note: At a time when the Kenai Borough Assembly endures prayers mockingly offered by Satanists, atheists and Pastafarians, it is interesting to recall how Alaskans prayed at the highest levels of government just 64 years ago. On Nov. 8, 1955, Alaska Territorial Governor Frank Heintzleman asked Rev. Roy Ahmaogak, of Wainwright, to offer an invocatory prayer to start of the Constitutional Convention, which resulted in Alaska becoming the 49th state on Jan. 3, 1959....

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The following news briefs are provided to alert Alaskans of upcoming opportunities to make a pro-life and pro-family impact in Alaska.   HOW TO PRESENT PRO-LIFE IDEAS TO A SECULAR WORLD After spending 25 years serving in a former Soviet gulag town, Father Michael Shields will bring a unique pro-life perspective to an upcoming event in Anchorage. Shields spent decades working with Russian women who suffered after choosing abortion. His presentation will provide a step-by-step...

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The following news items are provided to assist Alaskans in supporting faith-based and pro-life efforts to address some of the most pressing challenges in our state.   PREGNANT MOTHERS NEEDED FOR FREE ULTRASOUNDS The pro-life Community Pregnancy Center in Anchorage has received a new ultrasound machine to assist pregnant Alaskan women. As part of the machine’s installation, nurses receive three days of training. During that time, the center needs pregnant mothers to volunteer as “models”...

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The following list of upcoming events is provided to help Alaskans make a positive difference for life, family and faith in Alaska.   NATIONAL SPEAKERS SET FOR ALASKA FAMILY COUNCIL FUNDRAISERS “Contending for the Faith” is the title of two upcoming fall fundraising banquets for the Alaska Family Council/Action. The group is one of the largest pro-life and pro-family organizations in the state. It works to promote political candidates and laws that affirm the sanctity...

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The following roundup of news briefs and upcoming events are aimed at helping Alaskans engage the wider culture as we seek the common good. PRO-LIFE ANCHORAGE PREGNANCY CENTER TO HOLD ANNUAL FUNDRAISER Each year Anchorage’s Community Pregnancy Center serves the community by providing personal care, helpful resources, and hope through Jesus Christ to women facing pregnancy decisions in Alaska. The pro-life outreach is hosting its fall fundraising dinner on Friday, Oct. 25, at Grace Christian...

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Earlier this week Alaska Watchman reported that all teachers who are certified by the Alaska Department of Education are now forced to abide by a new gender identity policy with regards to students. This is thanks to a revision to the “Code of Ethics” put in place by Alaska’s Professional Teaching Practices Commission last year. The revised “Code of Ethics” states that, “In fulfilling obligations to students, an educator may not harass, discriminate against, or...

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Social conservatives won five on nine races during the Oct. 1 city and borough elections in Fairbanks. Incumbent Mayor Jim Matherly won just under 50% of the vote to fend off Planned Parenthood endorsed challenger Kathryn Dodge who took nearly 44% of votes. Overall, Matherly had 1,720 votes to Dodge’s 1,516. Matherly was seen as the social conservative choice. In the days leading up to the election a voter guide issued by the Alaska Family...

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Alaska Watchman is an independent news agency dedicated to providing accurate and extensive coverage of issues concerning religious freedom and speech, pro-life issues, family life and parental rights, homosexuality and LGBT issues, education and culture. Our purpose is to report on topics rarely covered by other media outlets, and with an emphasis on how these issues affect Alaskans. Our weekly online reports are available for use by numerous organizations, publications, educators, professionals and political and...

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