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    Scrambling Anchorage parents ask school district for homeschool stipends

    Parents are petitioning the Anchorage School District for financial help as they take on the task of homeschooling their children this year. The district notified...

    Murkowski won’t confirm 2020 Trump nominees for Supreme Court

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she would not vote to confirm a Supreme Court nominee by President Trump in the final months before the national...

    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...

    Alaska Republicans falling behind in absentee ballot requests

    Democrat and Undeclared voters are outpacing Alaska Republicans in requesting absentee ballots for the upcoming statewide primary and general election contests. According to the most...

    Rep. Gary Knopp and six others killed in mid-air plane crash

    Alaska State Representative Gary Knopp and with six others were killed in a mid-air plane crash the morning of July 31 near Soldotna. According to...

    Seward extends COVID restrictions despite zero hospitalizations or deaths

    Seward residents will continue to live under an extensive list of COVID-19 mandates. On Monday, July 27, the Seward City Council voted unanimously to...

    Anchorage postpones debate on ban against helping minors with unwanted same-sex attraction

    In an effort to allow greater public input over another hot-button social item the Anchorage Assembly unanimously voted to postpone debate over a proposal...

    Despite outcry Anchorage mayor’s homeless-plan remains intact; vote set for Aug. 11

    Mayor Ethan Berkowitz may have to wait a few more days, but the Anchorage Assembly kept  in play all four of the properties he...

    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...

    Deadline is today (4:30 p.m.) to file for Juneau Assembly & School Board seats

    This fall, voters will choose three members for the Juneau Assembly and two for the School Board. Those interested in running have until 4:30 p.m....

    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...

    Workshop looks to help Anchorage defend parental rights in face of proposed LGBT ordinance

    The day before the Anchorage Assembly takes up debate over an ordinance to outlaw counseling for minors with unwanted same-sex attraction, a conference will...

    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,...

    Seward considers extending COVID mandates for camping, group sizes and masks

    Seward residents have been living under an extensive list of COVID-19 mandates. On Monday, July 27, the Seward City Council will consider extending emergency...

    Anchorage Mayor still hopes to get Assembly approval on controversial homeless shelters

    The Anchorage Assembly voted July 22 to indefinitely postpone a decision on Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s request to let him purchase four building to establish...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Anchorage Assemblywoman: Mayor’s homeless plan is a misuse of taxpayer funds

    Anchorage’s homeless problem has exploded in the last five years. Here are the numbers as compiled by the Anchorage Coalition to End Homelessness. 177...

    Unrelenting outcry against Anchorage mayor’s homeless shelter plan continues tonight

    The Anchorage Assembly weathered another long night of public outcry against Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s plan to set up government-run homeless shelters across several Anchorage...

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