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    Joel Davidson

    Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.
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    Murkowski says she’s still mulling reelection campaign

    According to an April 13 article by Roll Call, Sen. Lisa Murkowski is still undecided on whether to run for a fourth full term...

    Dunbar backs 8th extension of emergency declaration in Anchorage – supports 70% vax goal

    Anchorage mayoral candidate Forrest Dunbar joined the narrowest of majorities to pass the eighth extension of Anchorage’s declaration of emergency. The measure passed along a...

    Bronson promises to defend and support Anchorage police officers

    Anchorage mayoral candidate Dave Bronson sent a letter to the Anchorage Police Department detailing how he plans to support and collaborate with the force...

    Alaska halts Johnson & Johnson vaccines due to dangerous blood clotting identified by CDC

    Due to reports of dangerous blood clotting in the brain associated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, the CDC has recommended an immediate...

    U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka speaks about the role of faith in political life

    Four days before announcing her intent to challenge Sen. Lisa Murkowski for her U.S. Senate seat in 2022, Kelly Tshibaka appeared on a prominent...

    State House blocks vote and discussion on whether Alaskans should be forced to vaccinate

    A tense exchange broke out during the Alaska House floor session on April 12 when Rep. David Eastman (R-Wasilla) introduced a measure meant to...

    Sticks & Carrots: Acting Mayor won’t nix COVID mandates unless 70% of Anchorage is vaccinated

    Anchorage’s Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson will not rescind her COVID mandates until 70% of Anchorage is vaccinated. In imposing the vaccine requirement through Emergency Order...

    Conservative surge: Bronson expands lead in Anchorage mayoral race, school board races grow ever tighter

    The latest vote totals in the recent Anchorage election shows conservative mayoral candidate Dave Bronson increasing his narrow lead over hard-leftist Forrest Dunbar. Vote totals...

    Anchorage’s top librarian leaves legacy of woke leftist ideology

    After nine controversial years at the helm of the Anchorage Public Library system, Director Mary Jo Torgeson is finally stepping down. Torgeson’s reign has seen...

    Observations, concerns and suggestions about Anchorage’s election

    From oddly marked ballots and disappointing voter turnout, to election integrity and political friendly fire, there is a lot to glean from Anchorage’s most...
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    4.9 > Legal Troubles Ahead

    We reported earlier this month that the Bering Straits Native Corporation has ordered its 2,000 plus employees to get the COVID shot by Aug....

    Anchorage clerk says many ballots had all ovals filled in, which confused vote counters

    Anchorage Municipal Clerk Barbara Jones offered an explanation as to why the vote count has taken longer than expected in this year’s city elections....

    UPDATE: Conservative Anchorage School Board candidates hurt by like-minded rivals

    Conservatives running for four seats on the Anchorage School Board appear to be suffering from the fact that too like-minded candidates have split the...

    UPDATE: Anchorage Assemblyman Rivera easily beating back recall

    Highly controversial Anchorage Assemblyman Felix Rivera appears headed to victory in his effort to keep his spot on the Assembly. The latest election update from...

    UPDATE: Bronson, Dunbar headed to run-off for Anchorage mayor

    After the latest round of vote tabulation, it is clear that Dave Bronson is headed to a May run-off election against far-left Forrest Dunbar...

    Kenai subjected to another ‘Hail Satan’ prayer at borough assembly meeting

    Thanks to the ACLU’s dogged defense of public prayers to Satan, the Kenai Borough Assembly endured yet another invocation to Lucifer on April 6. Following...

    Bronson & Dunbar lead Anchorage mayor’s race in early returns; Rivera clinging to assembly seat

    What many believed was a neck-and-neck race between the two leading conservative candidates for Anchorage mayor wasn’t even close, according to initial early returns....

    Cruise line in Alaska wants to resume trips in July with mandatory shots for all

    Norwegian Cruise Line, which offers seven-day trips from Seattle to Southeast Alaska, has asked the CDC to approve its cruising season beginning July 4...

    Voter turnout remains low in final hours of Anchorage election

    With one day left to vote, more than 177,000 Anchorage voters have not cast their ballots. As of April 5, only 43,434 ballots had...

    Abortion chain makes final push for Anchorage school board candidates who back radical sex-ed agenda

    Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion business in Alaska, is making a last-ditch effort to ensure that the Anchorage School Board remains firmly in support...

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