You hear it all the time. “It’ll all go away.” “It’s falling apart.” “I am just waiting for the court cases to make it all stop.” “They can’t keep it up forever.” There are too many variations on the theme to list them all. The general
On Jan. 5, Dr. Richard Wein, chairman of the Alaska State Medical Board, told the Sitka School Board that it’s mandatory masking policy is “nonsense” because nearly every mask used in area schools do not actually work to stop the spread of Covid. Dr.
In a room again filled with those opposed to their actions, the leftist majority on the Anchorage Assembly voted 9-2 to override Mayor Bronson’s veto of the mask mandate, which Assembly members passed on Oct. 12. Assemblywomen Jamie Allard and Crystal
While the Mat-Su School District continues to grapple with low enrollment and intense community debate over whether students should be forced to wear masks during the school day, a new report by Superintendent Randy Trani also highlights areas which he
Gov. Mike Dunleavy held a Sept. 22 press conference in which he fielded a barrage of questions from reporters asking why he won’t implement masking and vaccine mandates as well as other restrictions on society to deal with COVID. The governor admitted that
Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson adamantly opposes an attempt by the Anchorage Assembly to bypass his authority and reimpose a citywide mask mandate on nearly every resident. The mayor issued a strong condemnation of a draft ordinance introduced by the liberal
Parents, teachers and students on both sides of the mask mandate debate expressed strong opinions at the Sept. 1 Mat-Su School Board meeting. Mat-Su School Superintendent Randy Trani spoke to the audience at the start of the meeting, thanking all sides for
Rep. Christopher Kurka (R-Wasilla) gave a blistering speech against the Alaska House rules requiring all members to wear facemasks while in the Capitol Building. Kurka’s March 15 address on the House floor called the protocols “little more than a thinly
The City and Borough of Wrangell, with a population of about 2,300 residents, is considering reinstituting a mask mandate and imposing its own travel restrictions. This is despite the fact that there are only two reported active COVID cases in the area. The
The long awaited COVID vaccine may have arrived in Alaska, but state and local officials are saying that everyone should continue masking their face indefinitely. The Juneau Assembly has extended its mask mandate until June 2021. “While the COVID-19 vaccine
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