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Julie Schmidt, left, Gayle Schuh and Jeffrey Mittman with the American Civil Liberties Union speak at a news conference last year in Anchorage. An Anchorage judge on Monday ruled Alaska same-sex couples are entitled to the same senior citizen and disabled veteran property tax exemptions as married couples. The ACLU filed the lawsuit against the state of Alaska and the municipality of Anchorage on behalf of Schmidt and Schuh and two other same-sex couples, claiming the state of Alaska's tax assessment rules providing exemptions for senior citizens and disabled veterans discriminate against same-sex couples.

Julie Schmidt, left, Gayle Schuh and Jeffrey Mittman with the American Civil Liberties Union speak at a news conference last year in Anchorage. An Anchorage judge on Monday ruled Alaska same-sex couples are entitled to the same senior citizen and disabled veteran property tax exemptions as married couples. The ACLU filed the lawsuit against the state of Alaska and the municipality of Anchorage on behalf of Schmidt and Schuh and two other same-sex couples, claiming the state of Alaska’s tax assessment rules providing exemptions for senior citizens and disabled veterans discriminate against same-sex couples.

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Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:11

Reality star sues ‘Life Below Zero’ over safety claims

ANCHORAGE — A star of the Alaska-based reality series “Life Below Zero” is suing the show’s producers, alleging she was hurt while forced to perform dangerous acts in support of false story lines.

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Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:11

State halts boat landing project on Kenai Peninsula

KENAI — The state has decided to hold off on installing a boat ramp on the banks of the Kasilof River on south-central Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula after getting input from the public on the project.

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