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Lockheed Martin wins Alaska spaceport bid

ANCHORAGE - The state-owned space agency on Friday named Lockheed Martin the winner of a bidding process to reconfigure a launch pad to accommodate larger rockets than what the Kodiak Launch Complex can currently handle.
Volunteers bring Santa to remote Alaska village

SHISHMAREF - Volunteers who brought Christmas to a remote Inupiat Eskimo community on Alaska's western coast came bearing necessities like coats and school supplies as well as rare treats like apples, oranges and even ice cream.
Alaska to begin counting more than 53,000 ballots

ANCHORAGE - Alaska will begin counting more than 53,000 absentee and questioned ballots on Tuesday in an effort to resolve the state's unsettled contests for the Senate and for governor. Democratic Sen.
Judge invalidates part of school funding mechanism

ANCHORAGE - A superior court judge has invalidated the state of Alaska's requirement that local school districts help pay for education, which could leave a cash-strapped state on the hook for more than $220 million in additional funding statewide.
Gay marriage: Alaska, Arizona couples win fight

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - After a short hiatus, gay marriage once again became legal in the state of Alaska when the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to intervene.
Supreme Court denies Alaska's request for stay

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday denied the state of Alaska's request to put a stop to gay marriages pending an appeal. "The application for stay presented to Justice (Anthony) Kennedy and by him referred to the Court is denied," the one-sentence paragraph from the court said. The denial means gay couples in Alaska that have licenses could start getting married.
Appeals court puts gay marriage on hold

ANCHORAGE - The federal appeals court for the West on Wednesday issued a temporary halt to gay marriages in Alaska, just hours before most couples would be allowed to tie the knot.
Gay couples apply for marriage licenses

ANCHORAGE - Gay couples began applying for marriage licenses in Anchorage on Monday, 15 years after Alaska helped touch off a national debate with a ban on same-sex unions. "It feels very surreal," Ann Marie Garber said.
Federal judge strikes down Alaska gay marriage ban

ANCHORAGE - A federal judge on Sunday struck down Alaska's first-in-the-nation ban on gay marriages, the latest court decision in a busy week for the issue.


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