Just over a year ago, Anchorage was not a hyper-partisan city to the average observer. A liberal or a conservative had plenty to complain about yet there was room for both. Then we had COVID. Then the leftist riots of summer 2020. Then the lockdowns and mask
Editor’s note: The following letter was submitted to Anchorage Assembly members by Beth Abisror in response to their refusal to hold a special election to let residents vote on a replacement for former Mayor Ethan Berkowitz who resigned on Oct. 23. Dear
A petition against Anchorage’s mandate that athletes wear face masks during practices and competitions has now been signed by nearly 9,000 people who say the order “defies a growing body of scientific data about significant negative health effects of
Several dozen vehicles, draped in flags and signs, circled Anchorage City Hall on Nov. 30 to protest a new lockdown imposed by Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson. The “Rolling Protest Against Tyranny,” included mayoral candidate Dave Bronson and others
On Dec. 1, many Anchorage businesses will either be forcibly closed or severely limited for the duration of 2020. This decision rests squarely with the city’s unelected Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson and the Anchorage Assembly. Before heading down this
Anchorage has been through a lot this year, but her people are strong and many who have never before gotten involved have stepped up to the plate to express their concerns and participate in the public process. This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for all of
Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson has issued a stringent new emergency order that will shut down or severely limit scores of Anchorage businesses in the lead up to Christmas. An emotional Quinn-Davison read a prepared statement, her voice cracking several
After two hours of public testimony which overwhelmingly opposed extending the emergency declaration in Anchorage, the Assembly voted 7-3 to keep it until at least Jan. 15. The passage allows Anchorage’s unelected acting mayor, Austin Quinn-Davidson, to
On Monday, Nov. 16, the Anchorage Assembly will hold a special meeting to extend its emergency COVID declaration for the fifth time – prolonging it to the end of the year. It won’t come, however, without considerable public outcry. Opponents have compiled
Fed up with what they view as the “detrimental impacts” of oppressive COVID-19 mandates, Anchorage residents have launched an online petition urging the Assembly to end its perpetual emergency declaration. Having amassed more than 1,200 signatures in five
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