At least two more Anchorage restaurants are open for business as of Aug. 6, joining Kriner’s Diner and Little Dipper Diner in making a stand against Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s order to shut down all indoor dining due to COVID-19 concerns. Jackie’s Place is
Kriner’s Diner has become ground zero for those who oppose increasingly stringent health mandates imposed on Anchorage by Mayor Ethan Berkowitz. Jason Woscek went out of his way to eat at Kriner’s on Aug. 5, bringing his family and out-of-state relatives
The Palmer City Council will hold a public hearing on Aug. 12 to debate whether to allow marijuana shops to open in the city limits. A proposed ordinance, introduced by City Council Members Jill Valerius and Julia Berberich, would repeal a prohibition on pot
A group of Catholics will gather at the Soldotna Planned Parenthood abortion clinic later today to pray for righteous government, law and order and pro-life protections for the unborn. Organized by members of the national organization, American Society for
As of Aug. 3, all indoor gatherings in Anchorage, including religious services, are restricted to 15 people or fewer. The new emergency order was imposed by Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz in response to COVID-19. The sweeping order imposes far greater
Older conservative-leaning Alaskans are invited to check out an alternative to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). On Aug. 11 the Anchorage chapter of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) will hold its first monthly meeting. The
An independent group of Fairbanks residents is planning a rally to support law enforcement and emergency responders in Alaska. The “Back The Blue Alaska Rally” will take place on Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairbanks Police Department. In
One of the oldest churches in Alaska, and a spiritual treasure to Orthodox Alaska Natives, is on the verge of falling off a massive cliff on Kodiak Island. Built in 1888 by the Russian Orthodox, The Ascension of Our Lord Chapel located near the remote Village
Human sex trafficking, including abuse perpetrated on minors has become an international scourge that has left its mark on Alaska. July 30 is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, and a group called Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) is sponsoring
A leading national attorney warned of legal challenges if the Anchorage Assembly presses ahead with a proposed ban on counseling that aims to help minors overcome unwanted same-sex attraction or gender identity confusion. “So much of this counseling is
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