Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson vetoed a highly contentious emergency mask mandate that the Anchorage Assembly approved on Oct. 12. A few hours after the emergency ordinance passed, Bronson issued his veto, condemning the mandate as an infringement on the
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 an emergency mask mandate without public notice or open testimony. MAYOR BRONSON’S STATEMENT We
After assuring Anchorage residents they would have another opportunity to continue testifying on a controversial plan to force residents to wear face masks, the Anchorage Assembly quickly introduced and passed an emergency ordinance at 10:35 p.m. on Oct. 12
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 what’s happening in the debate over whether to impose a citywide mask mandate on the citizens of
The Anchorage Assembly has cancelled two previously scheduled public hearings on a controversial mask mandate proposal. The cancellations come after the Assembly passed an emergency order on Oct. 12, a move which effectively ended the ongoing public hearing
Choral singing, extended standing ovations, dramatic tension and even physical workouts were all part of the seventh round of public testimony on a controversial mask mandate under consideration by the Anchorage Assembly. Like past meetings, the latest night
After three nights of heated testimony on a highly controversial and deeply divisive mask mandate proposal, the Anchorage Assembly is set for round four Monday night. Emotions are high with most testifiers adamantly opposed to the idea of forcing business
Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson released the following statement after the Sept. 29 Assembly meeting in which he expressed support for those who were drawing comparisons between Nazi treatment of Jews and the proposed mask mandate. The fourth night of public
After six more hours of testimony, largely in opposition to a proposed mask mandate, the Anchorage Assembly will get another earful tonight, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. Once again impassioned residents crowded into the Anchorage Assembly Chambers on Sept. 29 to
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 mobilize and take decisive action. Tonight, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m., the Anchorage Assembly is holding round two of a
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