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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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    Alaska Supreme Court appointee once argued against Medicaid abortions

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced that Dario Borghesan will become the newest member of the Alaska Supreme Court. Borghesan is a former state attorney who argued...

    Berkowitz warns Anchorage bars & restaurants that ignore his orders

    Mayor Ethan Berkowitz issued a strong warning to restaurant and bar owners that if they don’t follow a series of health suggestions, he may...

    Joe Miller endorses Kurka, while Dist. 7 Republicans back Gattis for Wasilla House seat

    Former U.S. Senate Candidate Joe Miller has endorsed former Alaska Right to Life director Christopher Kurka for Wasilla’s House District 7 seat, while District...

    Governor tackles mask controversy, emphasizes advisories & personal freedom

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy waded into the mask mandate controversy during his June 30 press conference. Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz imposed a mask mandate across Alaska’s...

    Supreme Court rules states can’t discriminate against religious schools

    On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that states cannot prohibit tuition grants or scholarships to private religious schools if they award...

    Juneau nixes July 4th fireworks show just weeks after massive BLM protest

    A week after announcing the city would hold its annual 4th of July fireworks show, the Juneau Assembly reversed course and put a stop...

    Proposed ‘Systemic Racism’ committee would vet all new Juneau laws

    The City and Borough of Juneau will consider whether to establish a review committee to ensure that all proposed legislation is not tainted by...

    Governor says Berkowitz’s facemask order doesn’t apply to state buildings

    Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson has told all state employees that Anchorage’s new emergency order mandating face masks in public doesn’t impact those working...

    Municipality exploits police dept. & others to push LGBTQ Pride in Anchorage

    Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s employees are using public resources to promote all things LGBTQ. The municipality’s departmental Facebook pages are now being politically mobilized to...

    Like or not, Berkowitz’s mask mandate begins June 29

    Despite considerable community opposition, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz is undaunted in his decision to use the emergency powers granted to him by the Anchorage Assembly...

    Stand & fight: Anchorage Assembly attempting to negate parental rights

    What is about to unfold at the Anchorage Assembly is one of the most brazen assaults on parental rights in the history of Alaska. The...

    Fairbanks resolution tries to walk the line in stating ‘lives of all people matter’

    People are getting shamed and marginalized for simply stating, “All lives matter.” Affirming the value of all humankind is now seen as taking the...

    Berkowitz derides critics of his mask mandate as ‘ironic’ defenders of liberty

    Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz took to the radio on June 25 to defend his forthcoming emergency order to mandate widespread mask wearing under penalty...

    Juneau green lights July 4th fireworks show, but you have to mask up

    The annual July 4th fireworks show is a go in Juneau. Funded in part by the City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ), the event...

    Homer police grateful for creative show of local support

    Homer police officers got a morale boost earlier this week when supportive signage popped up at the police department. “Thanks for being people who care.” “We...

    ‘Freedom loving’ Mat-Su citizens spearhead July 4th festivities after city cancels parade

    A group of freedom loving Mat-Su business owners sprang into action upon hearing that Wasilla canceled its traditional 4th of July celebrations due to...

    Juneau’s dog poop problem reflects cultural shift away from human babies

    It appears the growing number of “furry kids” is out of control when it comes to pooping in Juneau parks. A June 24 announcement from...

    Despite public defiance, Berkowitz set to mandate masks across Anchorage

    After the Anchorage Assembly twice refused to order residents to wear masks, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has decided to take matters into his own hands...

    Anchorage looks to ban help for minors with unwanted same-sex attraction

    Step aside parents. The three openly gay members of the Anchorage Assembly plan to use police powers to prohibit you from helping your child...

    Black Lives Matter founder: ‘We are trained Marxists’

    Patrisse Cullors, one of the founders of Black Lives Matter openly admits that the founders of the organization are Marxists. In a video clip (start...

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