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    Massive crowd opposes Anchorage Assembly mask mandate plan – meeting continues tonight

    Anchorage residents packed the Anchorage Assembly Chambers on Sept. 28 with a large, enthusiastic crowd adamantly opposing a proposed citywide mask mandate pushed by...

    Hospitals, Native corporations and other AK entities get hundreds of millions in federal COVID funds

    More than 1,100 Alaska entities have benefited from over $200 million in federal COVID relief funds with the general aim of supporting the fight...

    WATCH: Mayor says proposed Anchorage mask mandate will ‘turn neighbors against neighbors’

    In the lead up to the Sept. 28 Anchorage Assembly meeting (which continues Sept. 29 with public testimony starting at 6 p.m.), Mayor Dave...

    Empowering voters: Who are the principled Mat-Su conservatives running for political office?

    In an effort to clearly identify the strongest conservative candidates for local office in the Mat-Su, the Alaska Watchman sent a survey to everyone...

    Former Wasilla Mayor Bert Cottle withdraws from Mat-Su Borough mayoral race for medical reasons

    The race for who will become the next mayor of the Mat-Su Borough is now down to two candidates after former Mayor of Wasilla...

    Anchorage Assemblywoman Zaletel wanted neighbors to take the unmasked to court

    A high-stakes battle over whether to re-impose a citywide mask mandate on Anchorage residents briefly included a scheme to pit neighbors against each other...

    ‘Apathetic’ complaining won’t recall leftist Anchorage Assemblywoman Meg Zaletel

    In about a month, Anchorage Assemblywoman Meg Zaletel is going to win the recall vote. About five months later, she will likely get re-elected. How...

    Anchorage mayor blasts media for blocking full truth on COVID mandates, hospital shortages

    Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson is not the type to go silently into the night. In the mayoral election, he was by far the most...

    Palmer Mayor wants hand recount of Oct. 5 elections to ensure vote integrity

    Palmer Mayor Edna DeVries has submitted a memo asking the city clerk to conduct a hand recount of the upcoming Oct. 5 election in...

    AK seeks input on CDC-funded surveillance-data collection plan to push health & equity

    The Alaska Dept. of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is planning to launch what it calls a “Statewide Healthy and Equitable Communities plan.” The strategy...
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    9.24 > Grave Voter Concerns

    It's easy to think that with the 2020 Federal Election almost a year behind us in our collective rearview mirror, that everyone must have...
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    9.23 > Ignoring SCOTUS

    If a football field were 80 yards long instead of 100, how many more touchdown passes would Tom Brady have thrown? If batters in...

    Conservative Juneau candidates share opinions on hot-button issues

    The Alaska Watchman sent some hard-hitting questions to all candidates running for local office in Juneau. Our intent is to give voters a clear...

    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,...

    ELECTION INTEGRITY: Despite declining population Alaska has skyrocketing voter rolls

    Alaska’s election system has been plagued by bloated voter rolls for years. The mounting problem is rife for election fraud, especially with regards to...

    Dunleavy rejects media calls to impose mask and vaccine mandates, urges cooperation

    Gov. Mike Dunleavy held a Sept. 22 press conference in which he fielded a barrage of questions from reporters asking why he won’t implement...

    Kenai candidates open up on hot-button issues as Oct. 5 election nears

    Alaska Watchman sent a list of hard-hitting questions to all candidates running for local office in Kenai, including borough assembly, school board and city...

    Mayor blasts Anchorage Assembly’s attempt to reimpose mask mandate

    Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson adamantly opposes an attempt by the Anchorage Assembly to bypass his authority and reimpose a citywide mask mandate on nearly...

    On drafting mothers and daughters to fight our wars

    The U.S. House is expected to vote very soon on whether America should, for the first time ever, begin forcibly drafting our daughters and...

    Fairbanks school board to vote on whether to promote LGBTQ history, role models to students

    The Fairbanks School Board is set to vote on whether to encourage area schools to recognize LGBTQ history month. A resolution for the Sept. 21...

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