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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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    Dunleavy/Reinbold dispute is part of a deeper struggle over legislative supremacy

    Regardless of what you think about Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s scathing letter complaining about how State Senator Lora Reinbold has treated his staff or characterized...

    Gov. Dunleavy tests positive for COVID after initial negative result

    After initially testing negative for COVID on Feb. 22, and going into isolation following exposure to someone who was COVID positive, Gov. Mike Dunleavy...

    Mat-Su submits bid to host premier arctic sporting event

    Thousands of northern and arctic athletes from across the circumpolar region may be headed to the Mat-Su if the borough’s bid to host the...

    ASAA tables plan to punish Alaska student athletes for ‘hate speech’

    The Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA) postponed action to impose severe penalties on any student athlete who uses certain words deemed “hate speech.” The item...

    Sen. Reinbold video responds to Gov. Dunleavy’s critical letter

    Sen. Lora Reinbold released a video response to a letter issued last Thursday by Gov. Mike Dunleavy which claims she abused her elected office...

    Dunleavy has no COVID symptoms but chooses weeklong isolation after ‘close contact’

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy has decided to spend the next week hunkered down in his Wasilla home after being informed that he was in close...

    Murkowski is a key vote as Congress aims to pass radical pro-abortion/LGBT Equality Act

    The U.S. House in on the cusp of passing an extremely radical bill that would advance the abortion and LGBTQ agenda nationwide. Coined the...

    CDC records one more Alaska death, two life threating reactions following COVID shots

    A 71-year-old Alaska man with a preexisting heart condition died one week after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination, according to the latest report from...

    Gov. Dunleavy cuts all ties with Sen. Lora Reinbold over COVID disputes

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy sent a scathing letter to Sen. Lora Reinbold (R-Eagle River), claiming she abused her office as a state senator in accusing...

    Alaska officials field COVID questions on pregnancy, fetal cell lines, herd immunity & return to normalcy

    Should pregnant or nursing moms get the COVID-19 vaccine? Were vaccines developed using cells from aborted babies? How long until Alaska reaches herd immunity?...
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    2.18 > Training Tattle-Tales

    Alaska School Activities Association (or ASAA) is the governing body that oversees high school sports across the state. We recently published a story detailing a...

    Bill aimed at securing Alaska’s election integrity gaining traction

    A bill aimed at addressing concerns about ballot tampering in Alaska has generated considerable interest in the first weeks of the legislative session. Senate...

    Seward library joins move to push transgender literature

    The Seward Public Library has joined what has become a nationwide effort among community libraries to promote books normalizing transgenderism and LGBTQ identities in...

    Proposal would punish Alaska athletes for ‘hate speech’

    The Alaska School Activities Association, which governs high school sports across the state, is set to vote on a new policy that would impose...

    Alaska’s chief justice to face Legislature amid ongoing dispute over abortion funding

    Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court Joel Bolger will address the full Alaska Legislature on Feb. 17 when he delivers the annual “State...

    Public testimony unanimously favors changing how Alaska chooses judges

    Public testimony in a recent Senate Judiciary hearing was unanimously favored altering how Alaska selects appellate and district court judges. The Feb. 15 hearing dealt...

    Feb. 15 hearing to address how Alaska selects judges

    A bill that would fundamentally change the way Alaska chooses judges for the Court of Appeals and District Court is up for public testimony...

    Watch: Dunleavy releases COVID plan to move Alaska to normalcy

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy released a new COVID-19 recovery and transition plan that he says will begin moving Alaska to normalcy while managing the virus. On...

    Public hearing at 3:30 pm, Feb. 16, for bill targeting election tampering in Alaska

    Senate Majority Leader Shelley Hughes (R-Palmer) has introduced Senate Bill 43 which clarifies campaign contribution laws as well as violations regarding election tampering. The...

    Sen. Sullivan explains decision to acquit Trump – says former president’s actions ‘infuriates’ him

    Sen. Dan Sullivan, unlike his colleague Sen. Lisa Murkowski, voted with the majority of Senate Republicans to acquit former President Donald Trump during his...

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