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    Protests loom as Anchorage mayor imposes new round of COVID restrictions

    As of Aug. 3, all indoor gatherings in Anchorage, including religious services, are restricted to 15 people or fewer. The new emergency order was...

    Conservative alternative to AARP preps for kick-off event in Anchorage

    Older conservative-leaning Alaskans are invited to check out an alternative to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). On Aug. 11 the Anchorage chapter...

    Fairbanks residents organizing rally to support law enforcement

    An independent group of Fairbanks residents is planning a rally to support law enforcement and emergency responders in Alaska. The “Back The Blue Alaska...

    Alaskans scramble to save historic church from falling off cliff

    One of the oldest churches in Alaska, and a spiritual treasure to Orthodox Alaska Natives, is on the verge of falling off a massive...

    Anchorage rally aims to mobilize fight against sex trafficking, child slavery

    Human sex trafficking, including abuse perpetrated on minors has become an international scourge that has left its mark on Alaska. July 30 is World Day...

    Legal fight possible if Anchorage bans counseling for unwanted same-sex attraction

    A leading national attorney warned of legal challenges if the Anchorage Assembly presses ahead with a proposed ban on counseling that aims to help...

    The bizarre inconsistency of our Catholic bishops

    In these days of Alphabet Madness (COVID, LGBTQ, BLM, CHAZ), many Catholic bishops of the Western world fall lockstep into bizarre inconsistencies. Despite their...

    Let’s cancel the cancel culture

    Cancel culture destroys empathy and compassion for others. President Obama addressed this disturbing trend in 2019. Speaking last October at an event in Chicago,...

    Municipal Attorney: Anchorage mayor’s new order doesn’t apply to churches

    In imposing his latest COVID-19 mandate Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s emergency order made no mention of religious entities. According to July 24 email Municipal Attorney...

    What controversy? Alaska theater to show ‘Gone with the Wind’

    HBO Max may have capitulated to demands that it remove “Gone with the Wind” from the streaming service, but the show will go on...

    Mayor’s latest emergency order again treats Anchorage churches as non-essential

    Update from editor: While the actual text of Mayor Berkowitz's latest emergency order makes no mention of churches or religious exemptions, his legal department...

    Pro-life Alaskans invited to run in ‘Virtual 5K for Life’

    The event may be virtual, but the running is for real. FYNDout Free Pregnancy Center, a pro-life outreach in Fairbanks, is holding a virtual run...

    Alaska Black Caucus to hold ‘March on Alaska’ next month

    Alaska Black Caucus is organizing a “March on Alaska” to coincide with the 57th anniversary of the historical March on Washington, where Rev. Martin...

    Alaska Attorney General pushes for graphic warnings on cigarette packs

    Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson joined a coalition of 25 attorneys general from across the country in a brief supporting federal regulations mandating graphic...

    Finding offense with the perpetually offended

    There is an apt phrase seen on bumper-stickers: “Tolerance has become Intolerable.” The culture of victimization has T-boned its way into our lives. There are...

    Alaska law enforcement steps up to support Special Olympics athletes

    Many of Alaska’s men and women in uniform are set to participate in the 2020 Law Enforcement Torch Run & Pledge Drive to help...

    Testimony spills into day 3 on plan to put homeless shelters in Anchorage neighborhoods

    Over the past two days, Anchorage residents have packed the Anchorage Assembly Chambers to protest a plan by Mayor Ethan Berkowitz to set up...

    While Alaska COVID infections rise, other metrics look good

    With alarming headlines about the growing danger of COVID-19, the Alaska Watchman would like to provide the following stats to help keep things in...

    Sitka to remove historic monument of Russian leader in Alaska

    The Sitka Assembly voted 6-1 on July 14 to remove a statue of Alexander Baranov from the front of the city’s Harrigan Centennial Hall. The...

    Alaska Pioneer Homes to allow limited family visits for struggling seniors

    Elderly Alaskans living in Alaska Pioneer Homes have been deprived of seeing family and friends since March due to COVID-19 concerns. This is changing...

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