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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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The unofficial results of the mail-in Anchorage election were posted late Tuesday night. With thousands of ballots yet to be counted, there are a several razor close races among candidates for the Anchorage Assembly and the Anchorage School Board. Depending on the final outcome these elected bodies could swing more conservative. As of April 7, more than 45,000 voters had cast ballots, but residents had until 8 p.m. to mail in their votes, and many...

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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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As of April 1, Anchorage voters have mailed in 35,116 ballots for an election that could drastically reshape the Assembly and school board. Municipal Clerk Barbara Jones said the number of approved ballots submitted is 140% higher than this time last year, and 90% of the all-time high in 2018. To facilitate greater participation, Jones issued a public announcement stating that she is exercising emergency powers “due to the COVID-19 pandemic” to extend the deadline...

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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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It can be difficult for pastors and local churches know where candidates for the Anchorage Assembly and Anchorage School Board stand when it comes to protecting unborn life, defending traditional marriage and parental rights and upholding religious liberty. To address this, Alaska Family Action is making its 2020 Values Voter Guide available for free to pastors in the Anchorage, Eagle River and Girdwood areas to distribute to their congregations. “For too long, those who hold...

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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...