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    Divisive Anchorage mask debate set for 7th round of testimony tonight

    After several hundred impassioned in-person testimonies over six days, the Anchorage Assembly will gather again tonight, Oct. 7, to hear from the public on...

    FBI wants to increase hate crimes reporting in Alaska

    In line with President Joe Biden’s aim to crack down on hate crimes across the nation, the FBI office in Anchorage has joined a...

    Due to mail-in balloting delays, Juneau election results won’t be released until Friday

    Last year, Juneau moved to a mail-in-only voting process for municipal elections, a move that drew some criticism because of the known fraudulent abuses...

    Alaska sues feds to gain control of navigable waterways

    Alaska has filed suit against the United States to defend its right to control submerged lands under the South Fork and Middle Fork of...

    Leftists win 6 of 8 Fairbanks races, but borough mayor retains post

    Fairbanks conservatives had a golden opportunity to build on their 2020 victories but were unable to duplicate last year's success when they won seven...

    Conservative majority appears restored on Palmer City Council, Sullivan-Leonard Stu Graham win in Wasilla

    One year after narrowly losing its conservative 4-3 majority, the Palmer City Council appears to be headed back into conservative control. Four candidates were running...

    Alaska House kills discussion on personal liberty and COVID mandates

    Alaska’s state representatives show little interest in safeguarding personal liberties or health care freedom when it comes to mandated COVID shots. At the start of...

    Hearing on Anchorage mask mandate extends to fifth night of public testimony

    After hearing another five and a half hours of impassioned testimony, the Anchorage Assembly will resume the public hearing regarding a highly controversial proposed...

    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...

    Ballots to recall Anchorage Assemblywoman Meg Zaletel are in the mail

    The effort to recall leftist Anchorage Assemblywoman Meg Zaletel has begun in earnest. On Oct. 4, the city mailed out 36,209 ballots to registered...

    Five candidate surveys shed light on Alaska conservatives running for local office

    Many Alaska communities are holding local elections on Oct. 5. Most are already underway thanks to mail in balloting. We published our candidate survey...

    INVESTIGATION: 4 Palmer City Council members likely broke open meetings law, recall effort ensues

    An investigation into four Palmer City Council members, including Julie Berberich who is up for re-election on Oct. 5, has found that their participation...

    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...

    Sen. Reinbold calls on JBER commander to rescind ‘oppressive’ COVID policies

    State Senator Lora Reinbold (R-Eagle River) is urging military leadership at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to repeal its new COVID policy that forces all base...

    Gov. Dunleavy urges Alaskans to fight domestic violence

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued a proclamation to highlight October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In issuing his statement, Dunleavy said he is committed to...

    Fairbanks values voter guide looks to boost city’s conservative resurgence

    Fairbanks conservatives surged to victory in 2020 with seven of eight races going their way. In an effort to build on this momentum and...

    Sullivan unsuccessful in urging Senate to reject ‘violent eco terrorist’ to lead BLM

    Moments before the U.S. Senate voted on Sept. 30 to confirm Tracy Stone-Manning as President Biden’s head of the Bureau of Land Management, Sen....

    Anchorage mayor urges civility on debate over proposed mask mandate, apologizes for comparing it to Holocaust

    Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson released the following statement after the Sept. 29 Assembly meeting in which he expressed support for those who were drawing...

    Round three of public testimony on Anchorage mask mandate is tonight

    After six more hours of testimony, largely in opposition to a proposed mask mandate, the Anchorage Assembly will get another earful tonight, Sept. 30,...

    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...

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