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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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    On Gun Violence

    The problem with the internet is that everyone gets a megaphone to shout, or re-shout, endless things that just aren't true. Gun violence is terrible....

    Not dead yet — assisted suicide push in Alaska

    Proponents of doctor-prescribed suicide — or assisted suicide — have so far failed to bring the deadly practice to Alaska. But crucial battles lie...

    Our Angle on the News

    Most journalists I’ve met like to believe they are objective and balanced in reporting all the news fit to print. This mindset is so...

    URGENT: More reader support is needed

    I’m writing today because the Alaska Watchman desperately needs additional financial support from our faithful readers. We are now nine months into this effort to...

    Welcome to the Alaska Watchman

    This project is born of many prayers, careful reflection and late-night discussions. It’s now time to begin in earnest. As most of you know, we...

    Abortion in Alaska: 45 percent publicly funded

    Each year, the state of Alaska quietly releases an obscure report detailing the number of unborn babies who were aborted the previous year. Buried in...

    It’s time to reclaim some of our pre-Y2K life

    I came across a blank postcard the other day, turned it over a few times, and resolved to do something for the first time...

    Court blocks Anchorage officials from forcing women’s shelter to admit men

    A federal court ruling has temporarily blocked Anchorage officials from forcing a faith-based women's homeless shelter into admitting biological males. The controversy stems from an...

    Where we stand: Our mission, vision and structure

    Alaska Watchman is an independent news agency dedicated to providing accurate and extensive coverage of issues concerning religious freedom and speech, pro-life issues, family...

    Governor supports school choice week in Alaska

    Governor Mike Dunleavy is highlighting the choice that Alaskans have to send their children to private, public, charter, religious or home-schools. In observance of National...

    Leading abortion group backs Alaska candidates

    Planned Parenthood, the leading abortion provider in Alaska and across the nation, has announced its list of political endorsements for Alaskans vying for office...

    Prominent pro-family group endorses Dunleavy for Alaska governor

    One of Alaska’s most prominent pro-life and pro-family organizations has issued a strong statement backing Mike Dunleavy, former member of the Alaska State Senate,...

    Alaska remains among least religious states

    Two recent Gallup polls support earlier findings that Alaska remains one of the least religious states in the nation as measured by religious identity,...

    ACLU, Planned Parenthood press Murkowski to back pro-abortion Supreme Court justice

    Pro-abortion activist groups, ACLU and Planned Parenthood, are pressuring Sen. Lisa Murkowski to only back a pro-abortion nominee to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court...

    Plans to Protect Alaska’s faith-based adoption agencies

    Legislation is in the works to protect Alaska’s adoption agencies and child welfare providers from discrimination for declining to provide services that conflict with...

    Murkowski is key to Supreme Court Vote

    Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is a national focal point in the heated debate over who will replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme...

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