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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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    U.S. Senate candidate Kelly Tshibaka addresses abortion, women’s sports, religious freedom

    Kelly Tshibaka, who is attempting to unseat 20-year U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski in the 2022 midterms, addressed a number of hot-button issues during a...

    Trump endorses Kelly Tshibaka for U.S. Senate

    Former President Donald Trump issued an endorsement of Kelly Tshibaka in her quest to unseat Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the 2022 midterm elections. It...

    Alaska Planned Parenthood centers issuing dangerous cross-sex hormones to teens

    Planned Parenthood abortion centers in Alaska are now handing out powerful cross-sex hormones to Alaskans as young as 18 years old. An article announcing the...

    Kenai passes election integrity law to improve security, voter confidence

    The Kenai Borough Assembly unanimously passed an ordinance at its June 15 meeting which aims to ensure greater public confidence in local elections. Introduced by...

    Alaska Policy Forum blasts Legislature’s ‘oversized and irresponsible’ state budget

    The state budget approved by the State Legislature on June 16 is irresponsible, oversized and unsustainable, according to the nonpartisan think tank Alaska Policy...
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    6.17 > On Fatherhood

    America is home to nearly 120 million adult men. They come from every conceivable background. In large part, they construct our roads, build our...

    Wasilla to celebrate popular 4th of July parade, after cancelling 2020 event

    The immensely popular and well attended Fourth of July parade will be back in Wasilla. Last year, local Mat-Su residents organized their own Independence Day...

    Kenai schools ditch masks for summer sessions

    There will be no mandatory face coverings for students and staff participating in summer school programs in the Kenai School District. A letter from Acting...

    Outgoing acting mayor aims to give $8.8M to 5 Anchorage groups for services ‘related to COVID’

    In one of her final acts before relinquishing the title of “acting mayor,” Austin Quinn-Davidson has asked the Anchorage Assembly to approve nearly $8.8...

    Juneau dumps witness verification for absentee voters, extends mask mandate for unvaxxed

    The Juneau Assembly unanimously voted to change its elections code by removing the requirement that mail-in ballots include a witness verification signature to ensure the legal...

    Juneau imposes Independence Day mask mandates on the unvaccinated

    As Alaska’s State Capital prepares to celebrate Independence Day, the City and Borough of Juneau has issued a “reminder” that anyone who has declined...

    Kenai to hold public hearing on ordinance to secure public confidence in borough elections

    In order to ensure greater public confidence in local elections, Kenai Borough Assemblyman Jesse Bjorkman has introduced an ordinance, which is up for a...

    Fairbanks pro-life group changing leadership, seeking new direction

    The Fairbanks-based Right to Life Interior Alaska will be holding an important meeting later this month to reorganize under new leadership. Lance Roberts serves as...

    Old fashioned tent revival headed to Anchorage this summer

    A six-week tent revival will kick off in Anchorage this week with nightly worship, prayer and preaching. The interdenominational gatherings will run from June...

    State of Alaska report shows no correlation between high vaccine rates and low virus transmission

    Despite government messaging to the contrary, it makes little difference whether a particular Alaska community is highly vaccinated when it comes to preventing community...

    Controversial scheme to incentivize COVID injections divides Palmer City Council

    A sharply divided Palmer City Council voted June 8 to approve using a $30,000 state grant to incentivize people into getting COVID shots. After lengthy...

    Juneau may scrap witness verification safeguard for mail-in ballots

    The Juneau Assembly will hold a public hearing on June 14 to consider whether to amend its elections code so that mail-in ballots no...

    Family friendly Colony Days fest is back, June 11-13 in Palmer

    Parades, outdoor markets and beer gardens, bed races, car shows, craft fairs, tractor pulls, reindeer rides and much, much more are back this weekend...

    Conservative Alaska think tank launches vote tracker to increase transparency in Legislature

    The Alaska Policy Forum announced the addition of a new Alaska Legislative Vote Tracker to its website. The online tool will allow Alaskans to easily access and track the votes of...

    Former State Representative Gabrielle LeDoux indicted for first degree voter misconduct

    Former State Representative Gabrielle LeDoux, along with two others, was indicted by an Anchorage grand jury for multiple counts of voter misconduct in the...

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