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With most votes counted, it appears the Anchorage Assembly will retain its liberal bent, as will the Anchorage School Board. Additionally, it looks like nearly every bond package, save one, and a 5% alcohol tax increase were approved. Pot shops, however, will not be allowed to open smoking lounges on site. As of April 14, more than 71,199 votes had been counted, which is about 31% of the 232,298 registered Anchorage voters. That’s slightly higher...

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More than a 150,000 Anchorage voters have yet to return their mail-in ballots for the municipal election which ends on April 7. The city sent 215,000 ballots to registered voters on March 17. As of Monday, April 6, just over 50,000 ballots had been returned. This is an election which could reshape the Assembly and school board by replacing left-leaning members with candidates who are pro-life, pro-family and willing to defend religious liberties and parental...

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Planned Parenthood sees Anchorage Assembly candidate Stephany Jeffers as a pro-abortion ally and has added her to a list of six candidates the abortion business hopes to see elected on the Anchorage Assembly and Anchorage School Board. Jessica Cler, Planned Parenthood’s Alaska director, sent a March 19 email to supporters in which she framed the endorsements in light of the coronavirus crisis. “The moment we are in calls for elected leaders who believe in facts...

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Approximately 215,000 ballot packages were mailed to qualified Anchorage voters on March 17 and should arrive by Tuesday, March 24. Voters have until April 7 to return their marked ballots, but in light of the unfolding coronavirus situation residents are being asked to return ballots as soon as possible. “Because current events are dynamic and constantly changing, voters are encouraged to vote the ballot and return it as soon as possible,” said Municipal Clerk Barbara...

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The number one provider of abortions in Alaska has endorsed four candidates for the Anchorage Assembly and one for the Anchorage School board. Planned Parenthood hopes to see incumbents Christopher Constant (running unopposed), Felix Rivera, Suzanne LaFrance and Pete Petersen keep their Assembly seats. They’re also endorsing James Smallwood for school board. Jessica Cler, Alaska State Director of Planned Parenthood, said in a March 18 email to supporters that it is important to have leaders...

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Anchorage residents who wish to cast a ballot during the upcoming municipal election will need to register to vote by Sunday, March 8. Voters will decide on six Anchorage Assembly seats and two school board seats. Information on these candidates will be reported by the Watchman in the days leading up to the election. Also on the line will be the fate of a controversial proposition to make it legal for marijuana stores to let...