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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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    Cases – including breakthroughs – are rising, but hospitalizations and deaths remain relatively low

    As of July 26, more than 163 million people in the United States have been deemed “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19. This includes roughly 317,000 Alaskans. Despite being...

    15,900 Alaska federal employees must get COVID jab or wear masks and take tests

    Nearly 16,000 civilian Alaskans who are employed by the federal government are now being ordered to attest that they have submitted to an experimental...

    Rep. Young contradicts CDC in telling Alaskans to vax so they can ditch masks

    COVID recommendations from the CDC can change seemingly overnight, which might explain why Rep. Don Young’s new video urging Alaskans to get vaccinated is...

    Despite funding transgender surgery on minors, Alaska backs Arkansas attempt to ban it

    Despite recently agreeing to use Alaska’s public funds to pay for transgender surgeries and cross-sex hormones – including for children - Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s...

    Alaskans have options this week to weigh in on PFD, state budgets

    Alaskans have multiple opportunities, both through official channels and grassroots rallies, to offer opinions on how Alaska should move forward with regard to the...

    Veterans Affairs is first federal agency to mandate experimental COVID shot

    Hundreds of Alaskans will be impacted by the Department of Veterans Affairs decision requiring all Title 38 VA healthcare personnel to get the experimental...

    When ‘standing tall’ only goes so far

    Today’s extremely pointed column by Bob Bird calls out Gov. Dunleavy for a litany of grievances that many Alaskans have with his disinterest in defending...

    Watchdog group forms to help parents oppose ‘toxic’ school curriculum

    A national organization has launched to empower parents to reclaim local schools from activists attempting to impose leftist agendas in the classroom. https://youtu.be/2FHiKN6CeCU Parents Defending Education...

    Seward teen advances to Olympic finals in 100M breaststroke

    At age 17, Seward’s Lydia Jacoby is now among the top eight women who will face off in tonight’s 100-meter breaststroke final with a...

    Former head of Green Berets – Lt. Gen. Boykin – to speak July 25 at Kenai church

    One of the nation’s most renown soldiers, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William “Jerry” Boykin, is the special guest speaker at Kenai New Life Assembly of...

    It’s time to decide how will your kids be educated this year

    With the first day of school just a few weeks away, Alaska parents have some tough decisions to make. Many have already decided to continue or...

    Pressure mounts: Alaskans continue rallies in support of PFD payments

    The Alaska Legislature is expected to convene for what is likely to be a heated special session, starting Aug. 2. In addition to dealing with...

    Despite ‘minimal’ risk and high vax rates, Juneau reimposes mask mandate

    It turns out that a high vaccination rate does not always translate into more personal liberties after all. Despite being one of the most...

    Alaska joins 25 states in urging Supreme Court to uphold concealed carry rights

    Alaska has joined dozens of other states in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the rights of New Yorkers to keep and bear...

    Anchorage Assemblyman Rivera takes aim at white males in public office

    Anchorage Assemblyman Felix Rivera spent part of this past Sunday railing against the fact that white men run for and are elected to political...

    Seward has two city council seats up for grabs in October

    Any qualified voter who has lived within the Seward city limits for at least a year prior to Aug. 15, 2021 may file a...

    Series looks at who calls the shots in running Anchorage

    How do the gears of governmental bureaucracy work in Anchorage? Who calls the shots when deciding which social programs to fund or how schools...

    Alaska Natives unite to defend their heritage against leftist attacks

    Good men and women are often stirred to action in the face of evil. This appears to be the case in the wake of...

    Want to change Juneau? Now is the time to file for assembly or school board seats

    Juneau’s borough assembly and school board have long been in firm control of left-leaning politicians. That could begin to change, however, if solid conservatives...

    State blasts Biden’s ’arbitrary’ move to block Alaska logging jobs

    President Joe Biden’s administration announced, July 15, that it will ban all large-scale old growth timber sales in the Tongass National Forest in order...

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