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    PFD debate: Alaska legislators hide our money, then demand more

    The Alaska Legislature’s fourth special session is sputtering on with no discussion of new facts, only repetitions of hardened positions. Most conservatives advocate for a...

    Is Soviet-style censorship rearing its head in America?

    Many of my friends during my upbringing in the former Soviet Union were students from various educational institutes, striving for knowledge, wisdom, academic curiosity...

    Mayor Bronson: Anchorage Assembly continues to break the public’s trust

    Editor’s note: On Oct. 13, Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson issued the following statement in response to the Anchorage Assembly's Oct. 12 vote to pass...

    There is no ‘racist mob’ at the Anchorage Assembly meetings

    A time-worn tactic of a disingenuous debater is to undermine the character of his opponent without honestly engaging the issue at hand. This is exactly...

    Ex-abortion worker living in Alaska says industry exploits women

    I want to share with you today a subject I know very well - abortion.  I’ll share what I’ve come to know after working...

    Editing Sen. Murkowski’s hypocritical COVID speech on ‘kindness’

    How much more will Alaskans be able to endure lying and unelected politicians? We endure them on the local, state and national level. They...

    Pride, humility and repentance right here in Alaska

    There is a certain instinctive sense that, when it comes to the people in our own neighborhood, we help each other out simply because...

    Beloved Alaskan balladeer Hobo Jim faced death with courage, gratitude

    It’s easy to lose sight of the heart and soul of life, easy to let the evenings pass in a blur of mediocrity while...

    Rep. Zack Fields demands Zuckerberg algorithmically bury Alaska Watchman

    State Rep. Zack Fields, a far-left Democrat who represents downtown Anchorage, has a serious bone to pick with local news outlets with which he...

    Heated Anchorage masking debate continues Monday at 5 p.m.

    After three nights of heated testimony on a highly controversial and deeply divisive mask mandate proposal, the Anchorage Assembly is set for round four...

    It’s time for conservative Alaskans to take decisive action

    There’s a lot happening on the local political front over the next few days and weeks, and it is imperative that conservative minded Alaskans...

    Open letter to 4 Palmer City Council members: My opposition is not personal, but based on policy

    Editor’s note: At the Aug. 24 Palmer City Council meeting, the writer of this letter, Mike Coons, raised concerns that Council Members Sebrena Combs,...

    Two-Spirited identities are a farcical interpretation of Alaska Native culture

    Alaska Native transgenderism is seeping its way into traditional native culture in the form of the fabricated term “two-spirit.”  Alaska Natives are generally united...

    Alaskans must not compromise or capitulate on PFD payment or fiscal plan

    I keep hearing that the Republicans must compromise in order to gain a fiscal plan for Alaska. Compromise is a virtue in the politically-correct-woke...

    Vaccine mandate vote delayed after legislators with ties to hospital lobby kill debate

    The Alaska State House was scheduled to resume debate Sept. 13 on several amendments to roll back various vaccine mandates impacting Alaska. Unfortunately, House...

    Beware of activists who manipulate history for ulterior motives

    Today, many radical school teachers believe themselves to be teaching the “truthful” history of the world, including American history. They aggressively and unwisely inject...

    AK Army National Guard soldiers urge Dunleavy and D.C. delegation to fight military vax mandate

    The following letter was signed by 38 members of the Alaska Army National Guard, urging Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Sen. Dan Sullivan, Sen. Lisa Murkowski...

    Open letter to Alaska legislators: Protect our right to decline the COVID vax

    I am a professor of business law at the University of Alaska Anchorage where I have taught for the past 10 years. As a...

    Anchorage Assembly exhibits classic signs of cultural imperialism

    Just over a year ago, Anchorage was not a hyper-partisan city to the average observer. A liberal or a conservative had plenty to complain...

    Inquiring minds and the courage to follow truth wherever it leads

    It’s difficult to maintain an inquiring mind – one willing to change course and even reject previously held notions if that’s where the evidence...

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