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Alaska News Nightly October 10 2014

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioJudge Hears Oral Arguments In Lawsuit Challenging Same-Sex Marriage BanAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageSame-sex marriage is not legal in Alaska – yet. The U.S. District Court judge chose not to make a decision Friday after hearing oral arguments from both the State and a group of couples who are fighting the marriage ban.Elections Chief: Parties Say What They Want in Voter Pamphlet Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCThe Division of Elections voter pamphlet is arriving in mailboxes across the state. Way in the back is a page that caught some voters by surprise. It’s a negative ad against Sen. Mark Begich. The ad itself is standard fare in this election.Begich Campaign Believes Race Comes Down To Rural AlaskaBen Matheson, KYUK – BethelJust weeks before voters decide the future make up of the U.S. Senate, Bethel residents heard what might be the start of the final push by the incumbent Senator.Legislation Planned To Strengthen Alaska’s Public Records ActMike Mason, KDLG – DillinghamA vocal critic of the current administration of Alaska Governor Sean Parnell plans to introduce legislation next year to strengthen the Alaska Public Records Act.Upper Valley Residents Remember Barbara WashburnPhillip Manning, KTNA – TalkeetnaRecently, Barbara Washburn passed away at the age of 99.  She was the first woman to set foot on the summit of Denali, but her legacy in the Talkeetna area has as much to do with who she was as what she did.AK: BodybuildingAnne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageThe sport is usually associated with steroids, spray tans, and bizarrely bulging muscles. But for some competitors in Alaska, drug-free body building isn’t about vanity, it’s about therapy. After 24 years as an army ranger and a grueling tour in Afghanistan, Frank Loomis retired, joined the police, and started having a mid-life crisis. His solution? Start training with Mr. Alaska.300 Villages: IgiugigThis week, we’re heading to Igiugig, a community of just 69 people on Lake Iliamna. Alexanna Salmon is President of Igiugig Village Council in Igiugig.last_img

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