More

    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.
    831 Posts

    Ketchikan passes watered down resolution on ‘non-compulsory’ vaccinations

    After rejecting a much more robust defense of individual liberties when it comes to the threat of compulsory COVID vaccines, the Ketchikan Borough Assembly...

    Marriage is the first cell of society, and it’s dying

    One of our top priorities at the Watchman is to defend the traditional pillars of a healthy society. These have long-been understood as faith,...

    Alaska health professionals face questions about vaccine side effects

    Professionals from Alaska’s Dept. of Health and Social Services faced a wide range of COVID vaccine questions from the public during a Dec. 30...

    Anchorage bars and restaurants can open at 25% on Jan. 1

    Under mounting pressure as local businesses continue to shutter in the wake of crippling COVID-19 mandates, the unelected Acting Mayor of Anchorage Austin Quinn-Davidson...

    Key to the White House: Can Pence declare Trump the winner on Jan. 6?

    On Jan. 6 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, Alaska’s delegation in D.C. – Rep. Don Young, Sen. Dan Sullivan and Sen. Lisa Murkowski –...

    Wasilla High to replace controversial statue with likeness of Chief Wasilla

    As part of its rebranding project, Wasilla High School – home of the Warriors - is removing a 12-foot statue that has long been...

    Alaska seeks public comment on COVID vaccine roll out

    On Dec. 28, the Alaska Vaccine Allocation Advisory Committee will take public comment on how to rollout the next phase of COVID vaccinations. The public...

    Alaska backs NRA’s legal battle for survival in New York

    Alaska’s Acting Attorney General Ed Sniffen has joined a 16-state coalition of attorneys general supporting the National Rifle Association’s legal battle to keep New...

    LGBTQ activists rally behind beleaguered Anchorage Assemblyman Rivera

    Two of Alaska’s leading LGBTQ activist groups are coming to the defense of Anchorage Assemblyman Felix Rivera who is facing a recall effort. Earlier this...

    After 66 years, Peggy’s diner is latest casualty of Anchorage’s COVID mandates

    Peggy’s Restaurant, one of Anchorage’s most enduring and beloved hangouts, closed its doors on Christmas Eve and the owners don’t know when or if...

    State survey gives snapshot on how Alaskans view COVID situation

    The Alaska Dept. of Health and Social Services published the results of a new survey looking at how Alaskans view COVID and the responses...

    Amid gavel pounds and cries of ‘recall’ Anchorage Assembly refuses to open restaurants

    Despite impassioned pleas from some of Anchorage’s most well established and hard-hit restaurant owners, asking the Anchorage Assembly to let them reopen, the Assembly...

    COVID coincides with rising suicide attempts and drug overdose in Alaska

    Isolation, closures and widespread lockdowns across Alaska have coincided with a surge in mental health disorders and increased emergency department visits for suicidal thoughts,...

    COVID cases in steady decline across Alaska, less than 1% vaccinated

    While Alaska reported 2,645 new COVID cases last week, that represents a 35% decline over the previous week. The virus now appears to be...

    Under mounting pressure, acting mayor agrees to revisit plan to reopen Anchorage restaurants

    She’s late to the game, but Anchorage’s unelected Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson is now intently interested in a plan to partially reopen the city’s...

    Alaska reports 11 negative reactions to COVID shot after first week

    After one week of injecting 5,674 Alaskans with the Pfizer COVID vaccine, the state is aware of 11 Alaskans who have experienced possible allergic...

    ACLU’s holiday video mocks Christians, pro-lifers and traditional marriage supporters

    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has a reputation in Alaska and across the country for attacking pro-life laws, undermining traditional marriage and eroding...

    Dunleavy’s has a golden opportunity to finally put the court in its place

    It’s time for Gov. Mike Dunleavy to take a decisive stand against the growing tyranny of Alaska’s court system. This third branch of government...

    A few ‘courageous’ restaurants defy Anchorage mandates on ‘Day of Reckoning’

    On Dec. 19, precious few Anchorage restaurants dared to challenge the ban on in-person dining that has decimated the once thriving industry. Several caravans drove...

    3rd Alaska health care worker suffers anaphylactic reaction following COVID shot

    A Fairbanks hospital employee is the third Alaskan health worker to experience serious negative reactions to the Pfizer COVID vaccine. On Dec. 18, Fairbanks Memorial...

    Donate

    Alaska Watchman relies on the generous support of our readers. All donations go directly to supporting and expanding our news coverage. Please consider becoming a regular supporter.

    Select a Donation Option (USD)

    Enter Donation Amount (USD)

    Donate

    $
    Personal Info

    Donation Total: $100.00

    Stay Informed

    Receive breaking stories and analysis from the Alaska Watchman directly to your inbox for free.

    No spam ever. Guaranteed.

    Latest articles

    News tips