C., to wind up here, in Homer, Alaska, a fishing village whose nickname is “The End of the Road.” We were on some kind of quest, but for what exactly?At the moment we were talking to Whale Tooth Guy, it wasn’t exactly clear.Katie Rogers, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii, said Tuesday that the Eastman amendment “seeks to shame women who choose abortion,” and its addition to the resolution is an “insult to sexual assault survivors.” Anchorage Democratic Rep.Les Gara said he is not interested in playing “abortion politics” when the measure is supposed to honour women and protect children.Earlier that month, we — two harried Washington Post reporters — had been sitting in the newsroom cafeteria with a colleague, lamenting the state of our love lives.One of us was recovering from an on-again, off-again relationship that had finally finished its death spiral; the other was nursing a broken heart and in the meantime had taken up with a thrice-divorced playboy nicknamed Gator.Critics said the resolution is not the appropriate place to launch a fight over abortion.Alaska struggles with high rates of sexual assault.
Dating back to junior high school, Miller has been the unwavering right-winger now before us.
The vote on Monday followed an about-face by Anchorage Republican Rep.
Gabrielle Le Doux, the committee chairwoman who last week refused to hear amendments.
The bearded guys hunched over their beers rivet their eyes on us.
There’s a guitarist at the open mike who, as soon as he spots Annie, stops strumming and says, “I’m dedicating this song to you.” A fisherman with scraggly hair plants himself in front of me and launches into his life story. He’s about to leave on a fishing boat that will be away from port for three months.