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    Judge to rule by Jan. 25 on merits of effort to recall Anchorage Assemblyman Rivera

    Oral arguments were heard Jan. 21 in Anchorage Superior Court over whether an effort to recall Anchorage Assembly Chair Felix Rivera is valid and...

    ‘We must not be enemies’

    So, President Trump has been impeached yet again by the U.S. House of Representatives on a largely party line vote. He was impeached for...

    As China grows ever more powerful, Alaska must act shrewdly

    In the 1930’s the United States watched as Adolf Hitler built a powerful military force in open defiance to the Treaty of Versailles, which...

    Anchorage libraries get pushback on program aimed at framing America as racist

    A controversial plan by the Anchorage Public Library system to push the idea that America is a racist nation from the ground up is...

    President proclaims Jan. 22 National Sanctity of Human Life Day as annual March goes virtual

    Just days before he leaves office, President Donald Trump took time to officially proclaim Jan. 22 as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. It...

    Mat-Su School Board set to vote on policy clarifying parental rights in education

    A proposed policy update by the Mat-Su School Board would make it abundantly clear that parents have ultimate authority over the education of their...

    Gov. Dunleavy recognizes Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Alaska

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued a proclamation on Jan. 18 in hornor of the national holiday commemorating the legacy of Rev. Martin Luthar King, Jr....

    Left-leaning political activist group awarded 53K to produce ‘objective’ Anchorage voter guide

    The Municipality of Anchorage has renewed its partnership with a left-leaning political activist group to inform voters about candidates and ballot initiatives in the...

    Will the muni tank its defense of Anchorage’s right to recall Assemblyman Rivera?

    It wasn’t easy, but after braving bitter cold temperatures, and driving wind, rain and snow an army of 300 signature gatherers succeeded in compiling...

    As censorship police close in, we must redouble the defense of freedom

    A liberal-minded person was once understood to be someone who invited vigorous debate over controversial ideas, someone who listened to opposing arguments and calmly...

    COVID restrictions aren’t ending anytime soon for Anchorage

    The extraordinary powers that Anchorage’s unelected Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson enjoys to impose emergency restrictions and mandates on businesses, churches, schools, individuals and other...

    Petition to recall Anchorage Assemblyman Rivera is certified, now court battle looms

    The effort to remove Anchorage Assembly Chair Felix Rivera cleared a key hurdle on Jan. 15 when Anchorage Clerk Barbara Jones certified that the...

    Open letter challenges statement by 12 Anchorage pastors regarding D.C. violence and Trump’s role

    Editor’s note: The following letter was submitted to the Watchman in response to a Jan. 12 statement by 12 Anchorage pastors which condemned the...

    Anchorage pastor clarifies statement condemning D.C. riots and Trump’s words

    Editor’s note: The following statement from Pastor Tim Davis, of Chapel by the Sea, was submitted in response to a Jan. 14 Watchman article...

    Sen. Murkowski praises House, says it ‘appropriately’ impeached Trump

    Unlike her colleague Rep. Don Young, who voted against impeaching President Trump, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski praised the U.S. House of Representatives for its...

    12 Alaska faith leaders condemn D.C. violence, blame Trump

    Twelve Anchorage-based religious leaders issued a joint statement condemning what they called "unthinkable mutiny" at the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6. The Jan. 12...

    Rep. Young votes against impeachment, calls on all sides to ‘tone down rhetoric’

    The longest current member of the U.S. House of Representatives voted against impeaching President Trump on Jan. 13. Rep. Don Young joined most of...

    Dunleavy restores Alaska court funds he vetoed over abortion dispute

    The ACLU of Alaska is celebrating Gov. Mike Dunleavy's capitulatation to a court order that he restore money he vetoed from the Alaska Court...

    OPINION: Elections Still Matter

    This past week has been traumatic. Last Wednesday protestors forcefully entered the United States Capitol building and occupied offices and the chambers in an...

    Anchorage lawsuit filed to block recall Rivera petition

    A group working in conjunction with Anchorage Assembly Chair Felix Rivera filed a lawsuit to block a grassroots effort to remove the controversial assemblyman. Filed...

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