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A coalition of left leaning groups have the green light to continue their campaign to remove duly elected Gov. Mike Dunleavy from office. On Feb. 14, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled that the Recall Dunleavy campaign could begin its attempt to gather more than 71,000 signatures to put the question to a statewide vote. The high court did not, however, rule on the merits of the recall effort and will hear oral arguments in the...

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A video (watch below) on the Alaska Bar Association website shows what appears to be an attempt by the chief justice of Alaska’s Supreme Court to enlist lawyers in influencing public opinion on behalf of a lawsuit over which he may ultimately preside. The video reveals Chief Justice Joel Bolger telling members of the Alaska Bar Association to write letters to the editor and post articles on Facebook to counteract what he called “attacks on...

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In his Feb. 12 address to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature, Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court Joel Bolger alluded to the court’s ongoing dispute with Gov. Mike Dunleavy regarding cuts to the judiciary’s budget following high court’s order that Alaska fund elective abortions. He closed his speech saying the courts “must continue to decide cases in accordance with the facts determined by impartial judges and the rule of law based on...

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It doesn’t matter whether Alaska’s executive branch, legislative branch or the general population is conservative, Alaskans rarely see the appointment of conservative, constitutionalist judges. That’s because none of these groups have much say when it comes to choosing possible candidates to serve on the bench. The real gatekeeper, which determines names the governor can choose from when appointing judges, is the powerful Alaska Judicial Council. This is an unelected, seven-member body made up of three...

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Sen. Dan Sullivan and Gov. Mike Dunleavy plan to join politicians, pastors, missionaries and others from across Alaska this weekend in bowing their heads to ask God to forgive, renew and inspire Alaskans to greater spiritual fidelity. The Feb. 8-9 Revive Alaska Prayer Conference is a hub for Alaskans desiring to reverse of the spiritual statistics of Alaska from 70% non-religious to 70% Christian. An interdenominational event, it includes Christians from various backgrounds who gather...

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced his “Conversations with Alaskans” town hall series, to engage Alaskans on their vision of the state’s future. The first event is Monday, Feb. 3 with others to follow with community leaders, business groups, non-profits, schools, tribes and the general public. “I am looking forward to engaging with Alaskans from every corner of our state in the crucial decisions for Alaska’s future,” Dunleavy said. The traveling town halls will pose the following...

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In 1978, the Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), otherwise known as the Hatch Amendment was passed after parents were shocked and outraged to learn that trusted teachers were using the classroom for therapy instead of education. Teachers pried into the private lives of students and their family by asking sensitive information about political, religious and personal beliefs. Little did parents realize that teachers would overstep their bounds once again by asking questions of a sexual nature...

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy lent his voice to the growing chorus of those fighting to protect unborn Alaskans from abortion. With various pro-life rallies scheduled across Alaska this week, the governor issued a statement on Jan. 22, the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion across the nation. He noted that President Trump also proclaimed Jan. 22 as “National Sanctity of Human Life Day.” Later this week Trump will become the first sitting...

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Planned Parenthood and other left leaning groups must pause their campaign to remove Gov. Mike Dunleavy from his elected office. On Jan. 21, Anchorage Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth put a halt to the effort until the Alaska Supreme Court has a chance to hear an appeal from the Stand Tall With Mike groups which is defending the governor and challenging the recall push for lacking legal grounds. The Anchorage Daily News published Judge Aarseth’s...

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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, including Anchorage Rep. Andy Josephson, Anchorage School Board candidate James Smallwood and Alaska House candidate Janice Park who is running for Anchorage seat 25. Also on hand were several Alaska Watchman allies. Here’s what they...

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