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With all absentee, questioned and special needs ballots counted, conservative, pro-life and pro-family candidate Brian Endle has lost a close race for a seat on the Mat-Su Borough Assembly. On election night, Nov. 5, Endle led Tim Hale by just two votes, 983 to 981. The final count, however, gave the victory to Tim Hale – 1135 to 1110. Voter turnout was just 10.3% of registered voters. In the lead up to the election Endle...

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A former assassin for the late Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Liberation Organization was in Alaska last month urging Alaskans to “wisely and lovingly” share the Gospel with their Muslim neighbors. Tass Saada spoke at three events in Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley, sharing his dramatic conversion from militant Islam to Christianity. Born in Gaza and raised in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, he is now an international advocate for persecuted Arab Christians in the Middle...

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On Nov. 5 in the Boney Courthouse in downtown Anchorage, Superior Court Judge Jennifer Henderson heard oral argument on the State of Alaska’s motion to dismiss the case ACLU v. Dunleavy. Prior to the hearing, about 35 supporters listened to ACLU demonstrators on the plaza abutting 4th Avenue, their ranks dotted with “I Stand With Planned Parenthood” picket signs. A few “Dunleavy for Governor” partisans stood close by. At issue is Governor Mike Dunleavy’s veto...

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Pro-life candidates who support religious liberty, traditional family values and robust parental rights appear to have won four of five contests in the Mat-Su Borough’s Nov. 5 elections, according to unofficial results. Candidates were vying for two borough assembly seats and three school board seats. All offices are for three-year terms. With voter turnout at less than 9% every vote counted in a couple of closely contested races, which could end in a recount.  ...

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A newly-released “Values Voter Guide” by the Alaska Family Council lets Mat-Su residents know where candidates running for Borough Assembly and Borough School Board stand on abortion, religious liberty and LGBTQ issues. Voters will cast ballots on Nov. 5 in locations around the Mat-Su Valley to select three school board members and two borough assembly members. “There are clear differences in the candidates regarding student privacy, parental rights, religious liberty, abortion funding and other critical...

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In the lead up to its Nov. 5 court date the ACLU of Alaska is attempting to drum up support for a lawsuit it filed against Governor Dunleavy veto of $334,700 from the Alaska Court System’s 2020 budget. The governor’s action came after the Alaska Supreme Court ruled that the state had to pay the exact amount for so-called “medically necessary” abortions performed in 2018. On Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m., the ACLU is...

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Katrina Jackson, a representative in the Louisiana State House, boldly proclaims that she is a black, Democrat and unapologetically pro-life. She brought that message to Alaska last week during a fundraising event for the Alaska Family Council in Anchorage. Speaking to an audience that included Gov. Mike Dunleavy and many movers and shakers in the conservative and pro-life community, Jackson challenged Alaskans to think outside party lines when it comes to core issues like marriage,...

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Governor Mike Dunleavy expressed admiration for President Donald Trump’s methodical reshaping the nation’s federal courts with the appointment of pro-life, constitutionalist judges. The governor also reaffirmed his commitment to fight against state funding for abortions in Alaska. Speaking in Anchorage for an Oct. 26 gathering of roughly 150 conservative and pro-life leaders at a fundraising banquet for the pro-life Alaska Family Council, the governor said Trump’s appointees to the federal courts represent a “once in...

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The Alaska Supreme Court made headlines again when the Anchorage Daily News published a report showing Chief Justice Joel Bolger appealing to the Alaska Federation of Natives for help in the Court’s ongoing budgetary dispute with Governor Mike Dunleavy. At issue is the subject of abortion, abortion funding, and the governor’s veto of $334,700 from the Supreme Court’s budget – the exact amount the Court ordered the state to pay abortionists for killing 805 babies...

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Brett Harvey, Senior Legal Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, has litigated First Amendment cases for nearly 20 years. Notably, he argued to reinstate a policy allowing prayer before town meetings in a small city in New York. That case, Town of Greece v. Galloway, ended in the Town of Greece’s favor by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2014. Although based in Washington, D.C., Harvey’s advocacy takes him all over the United States, including Anchorage where...

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