After hearing another five and a half hours of impassioned testimony, the Anchorage Assembly will resume the public hearing regarding a highly controversial proposed Anchorage mask mandate on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 5 p.m.

Residents of all ages are now showing up to testify. On Monday, an eight-year-old gave the leftist Assemblymembers an earful. Click here to watch the full Oct. 4 meeting. It’s by far one of the most dramatic and intense public debates in Anchorage’s history with Mayor Dave Bronson, Assemblywoman Jamie Allard, Assemblywoman Crystal Kennedy and a large contingency of residents adamantly opposed to the Assembly’s leftist majority.


  • Click here to read the draft mask mandate ordinance.
  • Click here to email or call Anchorage Assembly members.
  • To contact Mayor Dave Bronson, call (907) 343-7100 or email
  • The public may submit written comments at There is no sign-up list for in-person testimony. It is on a first come basis. Click here for more information.

Hearing on Anchorage mask mandate extends to fifth night of public testimony

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Proud Alaskan says:

    I did not wear a mask last year and I’m not going to wear one if this Stupid thing passes. You know Bronson is going to veto this. If we can show them the Truth.
    To just two crazy assembly persons to not override the veto.
    But again this is all Madness there trying to control you. Next it’s back to lockdowns stupidity

  • Ralph says:

    It’s idiotic, at best!
    Protect the protected from the unprotected.. but be sure to get your booster or your not protected!?
    Natural immunity has gone out the window and it’s either the jab or get bent… this whole thing has been an obvious failure in leadership from the begining.

  • BackcountryBoy says:

    Show up to speak! If an 8 year old can do it, so can we!

  • Dee Cee says:

    I went. It took me 11 hours of waiting in line, over two days to get 3 minutes on the mic. If I can do it, you can do it. Some people say, “what difference will it make? They’ll just pass it anyway.” Yes, they will, and the Mayor will veto it. But your decision to stop being apathetic means A LOT to them! They rely on your apathy to push the agenda through. They want any and all excuses to cut down your energy, to redirect it into unrighteous anger, and to trick you in making a mistake (like getting violent or being inappropriate). All that is just a tactic. If you get up, get out, and show them through your words and deeds that you are NOT apathetic, that puts them on the run. Once the temperature is set, they have to rethink running in the next election, or seeking higher office. They have some support, but mostly they have apathy and ignorance propping them up. Take away the apathy and ignorance and they are left with very little to work with. They KNOW THAT. That’s why you should go. Again, again, and again. Become known to them. Become active. And fight against their agenda.

  • NAV says:

    History of This Issue:
    After 19 months of a global clinical trial that we have all watched in real-time, living under CDC guidelines, shutdowns, unemployment, and widespread hardship, system failures throughout the country, wrecking world economies, health care, education, children, parents, and families – Basic life and liberty for millions, WE NOW KNOW…
    • If masks worked, you wouldn’t need distancing.
    • If distancing worked, you wouldn’t need masks.
    • If the inoculations worked as you were told, you wouldn’t have to mask or social distance.
    • Fact is, if anything had been proven true after 19 months, we wouldn’t be here tonight.
    Current situation:
    As the real science stands tonight, there is no clinical evidence that masks have stopped the spread of anything. In fact, there are many clinical studies confirming the exact opposite regarding these masks.
    As confirmed by Dr. Fauci while speaking with Sylvia Burwell, who was health and human services secretary for three years under President Barrack Obama…
    Quote: “Masks are really for infected people to prevent them from spreading infection to people who are not infected rather than protecting uninfected people from acquiring infection”.
    According to the CDC, since one mask doesn’t work, they then recommended that people wear two or three masks, as if three things that don’t work is better than one thing that doesn’t work. Let’s be honest with the people here tonight…the science stated on the side of every mask box is the real true related science…and every box says, they won’t work!
    So, what are we doing here tonight?
    Then came Dr. Fauci’s unlawful “gene therapy human experiment” through mRNA inoculations 9 months ago. You were told that if you received a shot, you could go back to “normal” in the “new normal environment.” With two shots, D.C. might even let you taste a little freedom and liberty again. But that has proven to be false too.
    Now you’re being told that you need a “Booster,” because your previous shots do not protect you from infection, transmission, illness, or death.
    Fool you once, shame on them. But fool you twice, three or four times…shame on you!
    In just the past nine months, real scientific results of these alleged “vaccines” has proven to be so ineffective, that none of these vaccines even qualify as a viable vaccine by FDA’s posted standards. The best we can say about the vaccines is, they don’t prevent infection, transmission, illness, or death from COVID19. The worst we can say is, they are killing people with weakened immune systems.
    This is without talking about the inoculations ingredients, to include Graphene-family nanoparticles and other known regulated toxins, that have health ramification due to exposure with no clinical long term studies on humans that can be produced.
    Note: According to U.S. law and standing practice, printed by the Mayo Clinic, the only way to receive mRNA treatment is to volunteer as part of a clinical trial, which requires full individual “informed consent” of each patient.
    • Has anyone given informed consent?
    • Has all related data on the previous trials and results from the mammalian studies been made public?
    • Or, has the information been strictly limited to CDC recommendations, talking points and guidelines?
    • Is there even a test specifically for the Delta variant?
    There are many more questions than answers. To date, you have gone from “two weeks to flatten the curve,” to lotteries, free beer, and hamburgers, to free tuition and now unconstitutional mandates with threat of force and coercion.
    Is this what we call science now? All done by institutions of un-elected officials who have no power but recommendation to elected officials…
    Key Questions:
    If masks work, contrary to the statement by the manufacturers, why does anyone need a mandated vaccine? Why isn’t just wearing a mask an option?
    And if any of these vaccines worked, why are we still talking about masks?
    And since nothing that the “experts” told everyone to do for 20 months has worked, making it necessary for us to be here tonight, why is anyone still following the experts instead of following the known science?
    Do we have an obligation to follow the real science? Or just our blind marching orders from above?
    The only thing sinking faster than our country, is expert opinions!

    • Evan S Singh says:

      You may not have an “obligation” to follow science, but you’d do well to do so. You have done a lot of research, you write well and you’re analytical. But your sources are wrong.

      • Tamra Corthell Nygaard says:

        Well, Evan, apparently you are the expert, eh? Do enlighten us. What sources are the right ones? And just how did you go about determining that? Show your work. We’ll wait.

      • Evan S Singh says:

        I rely on the CDC and the FDA. And in Alaska, Anne Zink. They are the vetted experts. I am not qualified to examine the details of the studies that produced the conclusions that these government entities offer. But I trust the process that educated the physicians, I trust the government certification process that ensures that health care providers meet accepted qualifications, I trust their motivation. I trust science which I presume is the basis of their conclusions.

      • Greg says:

        So are you aware of the previous cases of corruption from within the CDC and FDA that have been revealed? Why would you want to put so much stock in these organizations? And I can only shake my head concerning your reference to the government certification process. Reading your comments here and elsewhere, I can’t help but think you would have assisted with the “government” experimentation going on during the holocaust. I mean, hey – one of your own recently talked about the medical benefits of those experiments. Surely an expert like you has heard of the medical experiments being conducted by the US government – The Tuskegee Syphilis Study, The Navy-Sponsored Cow Blood Transfusions, Operation Sea Spray, and the Willowbrook Experiments, to name a few. The US government and its corporate allies do not care about your health or mine. People like you are the reason the evil US government can carry out its atrocities.

      • NAV says:

        What I have posted is based on VETTED FACTS those who dispute it are the ignorant and make them selves apparent in their posts that they themselves do not vette information !!

  • Jen says:

    I don’t know why no one thought of it. Those still waiting to testify, they can bring a retractable folding camping chair. At least they can have something to sit in while they move along in the line.

  • Buzz Kelley says:

    Thank you Mr. Davidson, I really appreciate the Taking Action segment. It is a practical thing that we can do right now.

  • SJJR says:

    For those of you who shout “science” like it’s a Tourette tick, this is from the New England Journal of Medicine on May 21, 2020:
    We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.

    So, why are we ordered to wear masks? Symbolism. From the same article in NEJM:
    It is also clear that masks serve symbolic roles. Masks are not only tools, they are also talismans that may help increase health care workers’ perceived sense of safety, well-being, and trust in their hospitals.

    The Surgeon General was widely mocked and ridiculed for suggesting in March that masks might even increase the spread of the virus. Yet, here, the esteemed New England Journal of Medicine provides the same warning to mask-wearers:
    What is clear, however, is that universal masking alone is not a panacea. A mask will not protect providers caring for a patient with active Covid-19 if it’s not accompanied by meticulous hand hygiene, eye protection, gloves, and a gown. A mask alone will not prevent health care workers with early Covid-19 from contaminating their hands and spreading the virus to patients and colleagues. Focusing on universal masking alone may, paradoxically, lead to more transmission of Covid-19 if it diverts attention from implementing more fundamental infection-control measures.
    Thus, the argument is over. Anyone who advocates universal masking is merely engaging in virtue signaling, not public health.
    It’s time to unmask. I, for one, don’t have enough virtue to signal.
    Reposted with permission from Hennessey’s View

  • kris spencer says:

    The Bible says the Last Days will be marked by division and lawlessness. At least here in the U.S. we are witnessing both on steroids. The Bible prophesy also says a new world order will materialize with a one world government. In order for that to happen, independent nations, and America in particular must cease to exist. That doesn’t mean the righteous should do nothing. In fact, we are to continue to stand for truth, justice and righteousness until the Lord comes to take His own out of the World. We are to be found by Him “working”. This is an epic battle of light and darkness. Followers of Jesus are the light of the world. We are to expose evil deeds. Put workers of iniquity on notice. And also to share the Gospel of Salvation, for it is not God’s will that anyone perish, but that all come to repentance.