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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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    Five candidate surveys shed light on Alaska conservatives running for local office

    Many Alaska communities are holding local elections on Oct. 5. Most are already underway thanks to mail in balloting. We published our candidate survey...

    INVESTIGATION: 4 Palmer City Council members likely broke open meetings law, recall effort ensues

    An investigation into four Palmer City Council members, including Julie Berberich who is up for re-election on Oct. 5, has found that their participation...

    Heated Anchorage masking debate continues Monday at 5 p.m.

    After three nights of heated testimony on a highly controversial and deeply divisive mask mandate proposal, the Anchorage Assembly is set for round four...

    Pro-abortionists to march on Juneau, Oct. 4, to defend their ability to kill unborn babies

    Radical abortion activists have postponed their Oct. 2 march through the streets of Juneau to Monday, Oct. 4. A notice from the Juneau Pro-Choice Coalition...

    Sen. Reinbold calls on JBER commander to rescind ‘oppressive’ COVID policies

    State Senator Lora Reinbold (R-Eagle River) is urging military leadership at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to repeal its new COVID policy that forces all base...

    Fairbanks holding pro-life events to counter Oct. 2 abortion march

    Fairbanks pro-life advocates are organizing two separate events for Oct. 2 in an effort to counter a Planned Parenthood pro-abortion march through the city...

    Gov. Dunleavy urges Alaskans to fight domestic violence

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued a proclamation to highlight October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In issuing his statement, Dunleavy said he is committed to...

    Fairbanks values voter guide looks to boost city’s conservative resurgence

    Fairbanks conservatives surged to victory in 2020 with seven of eight races going their way. In an effort to build on this momentum and...

    Sullivan unsuccessful in urging Senate to reject ‘violent eco terrorist’ to lead BLM

    Moments before the U.S. Senate voted on Sept. 30 to confirm Tracy Stone-Manning as President Biden’s head of the Bureau of Land Management, Sen....

    Alaska cancels survey asking teens about sexual orientation and gender ID

    Alaska has cancelled its biennial survey in which the state gathers detailed information about the sexual practices, drug use and general health of Alaska...
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    How to counter pro-abortion marches in Alaska

    On Oct. 2, radical abortion activists will march through the streets of Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Palmer, Valdez, Soldotna, Sitka, Petersburg and Ketchikan to defend...

    Anchorage mayor urges civility on debate over proposed mask mandate, apologizes for comparing it to Holocaust

    Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson released the following statement after the Sept. 29 Assembly meeting in which he expressed support for those who were drawing...

    Round three of public testimony on Anchorage mask mandate is tonight

    After six more hours of testimony, largely in opposition to a proposed mask mandate, the Anchorage Assembly will get another earful tonight, Sept. 30,...

    JBER mandates masks off base, bans entrance to restaurants, other venues without mandates

    A Sept. 28 memo from  Air Force Col. Kirsten Aguilar, JBER commander, mandates that all Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson personnel wear masks indoors, on and...

    It’s time for conservative Alaskans to take decisive action

    There’s a lot happening on the local political front over the next few days and weeks, and it is imperative that conservative minded Alaskans...

    Massive crowd opposes Anchorage Assembly mask mandate plan – meeting continues tonight

    Anchorage residents packed the Anchorage Assembly Chambers on Sept. 28 with a large, enthusiastic crowd adamantly opposing a proposed citywide mask mandate pushed by...

    Hospitals, Native corporations and other AK entities get hundreds of millions in federal COVID funds

    More than 1,100 Alaska entities have benefited from over $200 million in federal COVID relief funds with the general aim of supporting the fight...

    WATCH: Mayor says proposed Anchorage mask mandate will ‘turn neighbors against neighbors’

    In the lead up to the Sept. 28 Anchorage Assembly meeting (which continues Sept. 29 with public testimony starting at 6 p.m.), Mayor Dave...

    Empowering voters: Who are the principled Mat-Su conservatives running for political office?

    In an effort to clearly identify the strongest conservative candidates for local office in the Mat-Su, the Alaska Watchman sent a survey to everyone...

    Former Wasilla Mayor Bert Cottle withdraws from Mat-Su Borough mayoral race for medical reasons

    The race for who will become the next mayor of the Mat-Su Borough is now down to two candidates after former Mayor of Wasilla...

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