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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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    It’s not a dirty word – we’re all ‘political’

    Calling anything “political” is now akin to an outright insult. Even politicians shy away from the “political” label these days. The word, however, simply...

    Homer, Alaska, residents mobilizing to affirm God in government

    Every U.S. coin boldly asserts, "In God we trust.” That idea is beginning to take hold in the hearts and minds of an emerging...

    Anchorage should turn to faith-based outreaches to solve homelessness

    Members of the Anchorage Assembly just released their vision and goals for 2020, one of which is to end the decades-long plight of homelessness...

    Governor urged to resist court order on publicly funded abortions

    Alaska Right to Life issued an open letter to Gov. Mike Dunleavy, on Dec. 29 praising him for being “a risk taker and history-maker,...

    Alaska’s flagship Catholic hospital refers for abortion, violates ethical directives

    A prominent statue of Jesus stands outside the front doors of Alaska’s flagship Catholic hospital, while inside health providers refer women for abortions, provide...

    Debate over adding LGBTQ classes in Fairbanks schools resumes Jan. 9

    Jan. 9 is the next meeting for a group of Fairbanks educators working on a curriculum update that includes books and material that expose...

    Wait Alaska! Christmas isn’t over!

    Landfills and parking lots across Alaska are already filling up with discarded Christmas trees despite the fact that the festive season is only three...

    A bit corny, but Dunleavy’s Christmas video is right on how little it takes to show love

    Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy released this one minute video on Christmas, and yes it is a bit corny. But it is a reminder of...

    Free Christmas dinner served for Alaskans from all walks

    The 27th annual Christmas Friendship Dinner served hot food and buttery rolls to Alaskans in need of food, companionship or just good conversation around...

    On the cusp of Christmas Planned Parenthood urges Alaskans to ‘slay the patriarchy’

    Just three days before the world celebrates the birth of Christ, Planned Parenthood sent out an email urging Alaskans to make a New Year’s...

    The Watchman is for you – and it needs you!

    I’m writing to you today because the Alaska Watchman needs more financial supporters. Our dynamic website is running smoothly with a steady stream of engaging...

    Supreme Court to decide whether church schools can choose religion teachers

    With scores of religious schools scattered across Alaska, Catholics, Protestants, Evangelicals and others could be impacted by a religious freedom case headed to the...

    Taking action: Ways to work for Alaska’s common good

    This list of events is provided to give Alaskans some concrete ways to celebrate their faith, assist neighbors in need and work for Alaska’s...

    Why does Alaska need a Watchman?

    Why indeed? This is a question I have asked myself time and again throughout the process of developing and launching this news agency. For years...

    Defending your faith: C.S. Lewis offers youth a great starting point

    As promised in this past Monday’s video, the Alaska Watchman is offering some suggested resources for how to equip youth in understanding and defending...

    Seeing is believing: Technology changes pro-life conversation in Alaska

    The ability to peer inside the womb and see clear 3D images of a baby sucking its thumb, smiling and moving its tiny arms...

    Choosing happiness? Alaskans opt for ‘pet parenting’ over human babies

    Two recent reports suggest that a growing number of Alaskan couples are less willing to raise human children but are enthusiastic about so-called pet...

    Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers in Alaska

    Below is a listing of pro-life pregnancy centers across Alaska. These centers provide accurate pregnancy information, free ultrasounds, baby supplies, parenting classes and many...

    ACLU allowed to proceed with lawsuit against governor over court budget cuts

    An ACLU lawsuit against Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s decision to veto $334,700 from the state court system’s budget has been approved to move forward. Anchorage...

    Planned Parenthood sues to let midwives, nurses do abortions in Alaska

    The largest provider of abortions in Alaska wants the state to loosen its requirement that only certified doctors perform abortions. On Thursday, Planned Parenthood of...

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