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04/19/2007


Sarah Palin Considering Run for U.S. Senate

Sarah Palin may run for the U.S. Senate in Alaska, Politico reports:

Chicken_palin“I’ve considered it because people have requested me considering it, but I’m still waiting to see what the lineup will be and hoping that … there will be some new blood, some new energy,” the former governor told Sean Hannity during an appearance on his radio show.

Two Republicans have already announced challenges to Democratic freshman Sen. Mark Begich: Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and 2010 GOP nominee Joe Miller.

“We’d meet with any Alaskan interested in challenging Mark Begich,” National Republican Senatorial Committee spokesman Brad Dayspring told POLITICO, “and Governor Palin is right in that Begich abandoned his campaign promises — most notably by being the deciding vote on ObamaCare — and must be repealed and replaced.”


LGBT Alaskans Share Their Stories of Love: VIDEO

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Alaskan filmmakers and photographers have partnered in a new project to document LGBT couples across the state and have so far photographed more than 28 families.

Check out their heartwarming preview of gay life in the last frontier, AFTER THE JUMP...

The project also has a Facebook page.

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Lisa Murkowski Becomes Third U.S. Senate Republican to Endorse Marriage Equality

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) has come out in support of marriage equality, HRC reports:

MurkowskiToday Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced that she supports marriage equality. Murkowski joins two of her Republican colleagues – Senator Rob Portman of Ohio and Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois – in endorsing the right of committed and loving gay and lesbian couples to marry.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Chad Griffin released the following statement in response to the news:

“Senator Murkowski’s courageous and principled announcement today sends a clear message that marriage equality must come to all 50 states in this country. As the Supreme Court prepares to rule in two landmark marriage cases this month, a growing bipartisan coalition is standing up for the right of all couples to marry—and there is no turning back that tide. We hope other fair-minded conservatives like Senator Murkowski stand up and join her. Alaska may be nicknamed ‘the Last Frontier,’ but we’ve got to make sure that LGBT Alaskans don’t have to wait to find justice.”

Murkowski spoke to Anchorage's KTUU:

“This is a hard issue … because marriage is such a deeply personal issue. There may be some that when they hear the position that I hold that are deeply disappointed. There may be some who embrace the decision that I have made. I recognize that it is an area that, as a Republican, I will be criticized for,” she said in the KTUU interview.


Alaskan Bears and More Come Out for Pride in Anchorage: PHOTOS

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Alaska Commons has posted a great photo essay documenting the Alaska Pride Fest held in Anchorage over the weekend.

Saturday, June 15, brought Alaska’s Pride Fest back onto Delaney Park in Anchorage, capping off a week of celebration. The festival began with a march starting on 4th Avenue, working its way to the park strip. The walk symbolized taking “a new ‘step’ in [Pride Fest's] mission to unify our state of pride.”

Check out Zach Roberts' photos HERE.

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Orca Pays Surprise Visit to Alaskan Fishermen: VIDEO

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A group of Alaskan fishermen get the reminder that nature is much bigger than they are.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Orcas Chasing a Speedboat [tlrd]

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Alaskan Volcano Seen Erupting from Space: PHOTOS

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Astronauts aboard the ISS took some incredible shots of Alaska's Pavlof volcano, which began erupting on May 13, 2013, and has been disrupting air travel up near the Aleutian arc where it is situated, approximately 625 miles south of Anchorage.

When photograph ISS036-E-2105 (top) was taken, the space station was about 475 miles south-southeast of the volcano (49.1° North latitude, 157.4° West longitude). The volcanic plume extended southeastward over the North Pacific Ocean.

Two more shots, AFTER THE JUMP...

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