The Alaska Watchman sent a list of hard-hitting questions to all candidates running for local office in Fairbanks, including borough mayor, assembly, school board and city council. Our intent is to give voters a clear sense of who the socially and fiscally
Ten candidates running for borough or city offices in Fairbanks this October participated in a recent online forum where they shared views on LGBTQ issues, community-run police oversight boards and climate change, among other issues. Hosted by the UAF Nanook
The Fairbanks North Star Borough will consider an ordinance at its April 22 meeting, which looks to approve the controversial ranked choice voting system, similar to what the State of Alaska will use for the first time in the next statewide primary election
When polls closed in Fairbanks on Oct. 6, it looked like a conservative revolution was well underway. More than 2,500 absentee and questioned ballots still need to be tallied for the Fairbanks Borough, which begins today and ends Oct. 13. As of election
Elections that make the biggest impact on daily life are often the ones with the lowest voter turnout. Contests for school board, borough assembly and city council don’t generate the advertising budgets, radio and television ads and roadside signs of
This is it Fairbanks! You already pleaded with your school board members to reject the introduction of highly controversial sexual ideology in your schools. You came out in force to meetings this year, wrote hundreds of letters and emails and gave passionate
Fairbanks School Board candidates hold widely differing views when it comes to abortion, LGBT issues and parental rights. The Watchman sent a survey to each candidate. Their responses to some of the most hot-button social issues are published below.
Planned Parenthood, Alaska’s largest provider of abortions, held a strategic planning session on Jan. 7 in Anchorage. The event took place at Writer’s Block Café where a “We Support Planned Parenthood” sign stood in the window. About 30 people came,
On October 1, voters in Fairbanks and North Pole spoke fairly clearly about the direction they think their communities should be headed regarding civil government and school leadership. Former Fairbanks North Star Borough Assemblyman Lance Roberts called the
Social conservatives won five on nine races during the Oct. 1 city and borough elections in Fairbanks. Incumbent Mayor Jim Matherly won just under 50% of the vote to fend off Planned Parenthood endorsed challenger Kathryn Dodge who took nearly 44% of votes.
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