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    Anchorage mayor calls critics ‘petty and vindictive’ then calls for ‘decency’

    When Mayor Ethan Berkowitz was asked by the Assembly on Aug. 11 to give a defense of his emergency order which is crippling Anchorage’s...

    VIDEO: Hundreds gather to protest outside the Anchorage Assembly meeting

    Click here to view a video of the protest that took place outside the Anchorage Assembly chambers where hundreds of demonstrators gathered on Aug....

    New website equips Alaskans to hold politicians accountable

    In the run up to the Alaska primary and general elections, a nonpartisan website has emerged to provide factual information on how each member...

    Prominent Alaska church defies mayor’s order restricting religious services

    Anchorage Baptist Temple is standing up to Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s latest emergency order that bans churches from having more than 15 people in...

    Anchorage residents set to protest outside Aug. 11 Assembly meeting

    The Anchorage Assembly and Mayor Ethan Berkowitz will have to walk past an organized protest before they convene for what promises to be a...

    Anchorage diner finally closes indoor dining to avoid mayor’s push for $15,000 daily fines

    An Anchorage diner’s dogged refusal to comply with Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s order to shut down all indoor dining has driven city attorneys to urge...

    Family diners remained open Saturday despite Anchorage mayor’s fines, threats and lawsuits

    Two Anchorage restaurants, Kriner’s Diner and Litter Dipper, both remained open on Saturday, Aug. 8, amid growing sanctions from Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s administration. The diners...

    Kriner’s Diner plans to open on Saturday despite Anchorage judge’s order

    A small family-owned diner’s battle to stay open in spite of Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz's emergency order that bans all indoor dining is set...

    Attorney warns that diner case could spark class action against Anchorage

    In what is becoming a high-stakes court case in Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s effort to close down all restaurants to indoor dining, the initial...

    Eastman vs. Sumner for Alaska House: Here’s where they stand

    In the race for the Alaska House seat in District 10 (Wasilla), the Alaska Watchman is not making any endorsements. In order to give...

    Red Chair Café plans to join Anchorage restaurants in bucking mayor’s mandate

    Another Anchorage restaurant is planning to open for indoor dining soon, joining a growing movement of cafes and restaurants that are defying Mayor Ethan...

    Momentum builds as more Anchorage restaurants defy mayor’s shutdown orders

    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...

    Open defiance: Anchorage restaurants packed despite mayor’s order

    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...

    Rep. Young helps introduce emergency act to protect voting integrity

    Rep. Don Young joined nine other U.S. House members in introduced emergency legislation to help states ensure that those who want to vote in...

    Protests loom as Anchorage mayor imposes new round of COVID restrictions

    As of Aug. 3, all indoor gatherings in Anchorage, including religious services, are restricted to 15 people or fewer. The new emergency order was...

    Southeast university imposes mask mandates, wants violators reported

    The University of Alaska Southeast, which has campuses in Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan will impose mask mandates for all students, staff and visitors as...

    Alaska Attorney General supports high school coach’s right to pray on field

    Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson joined 21 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief to the Ninth Circuit in support of a Washington state...

    Anchorage postpones debate on ban against helping minors with unwanted same-sex attraction

    In an effort to allow greater public input over another hot-button social item the Anchorage Assembly unanimously voted to postpone debate over a proposal...

    Legal fight possible if Anchorage bans counseling for unwanted same-sex attraction

    A leading national attorney warned of legal challenges if the Anchorage Assembly presses ahead with a proposed ban on counseling that aims to help...

    Workshop looks to help Anchorage defend parental rights in face of proposed LGBT ordinance

    The day before the Anchorage Assembly takes up debate over an ordinance to outlaw counseling for minors with unwanted same-sex attraction, a conference will...

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