Churches have long played a vital role in assisting communities during unexpected disasters. By providing shelter, food, medical aid and a host of other material and spiritual services, faith-based communities are often seen as critical to effective
The City and Borough of Juneau is celebrating its perfect 100% score in a national survey that ranks cities across the U.S. on how militantly they push the LGBTQ political and cultural agenda in law, policy and local activism. For the second straight year,
Santa is coming to town, but it won’t be like old times in Alaska’s capital city. According to a notice from the City of Juneau, a masked St. Nick won’t be accepting any hugs from children, and his fans must stand back at least six feet while exchanging
The Alaska Watchman sent some hard-hitting questions to all candidates running for local office in Juneau. Our intent is to give voters a clear sense of who the socially and fiscally conservative candidates are, especially in regard to some of the most
It turns out that a high vaccination rate does not always translate into more personal liberties after all. Despite being one of the most vaccinated areas in Alaska, mask mandates are back in Juneau. Regardless of one’s COVID vaccination status, the
Despite the fact that roughly 70% of Juneau residents have submitted to the experimental COVID shot, and area transmission rates are infinitesimally low, the local borough still wants to test and track those who have declined to get the injection. A June 25
Juneau residents deemed “fully vaccinated” for COVID will be granted special privileges not afforded to the non-vaxxed. Those who have received COVID shots can now remove masks in most settings, according to revised mandates for the region. “If you are
With vaccinations on a marked decline statewide, the City and Borough of Juneau is gathering information about why residents are reticent to receive the COVID shot. Despite opening vaccinations up to anyone over age 16, there has been a sharp decrease in the
Thanks to the Juneau Borough Assembly’s actions, the City Museum in Juneau has acquired new “artwork” by local artists who received federal funds through Juneau’s $330,000 CARES ArtWorks grant. Thirty-five projects were funded by the grant and the
Juneau is looking for people who think they have a knack for spotting and rooting out racism and perceived inequalities, no matter how subtle they may appear to be. The borough is now in the process of recruiting social justice activists to serve three year
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