Suzanne Downing

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School board member wants Anchorage School Board to condemn national group due to its stance on ‘parents as terrorists’

The National School Boards Association is a federation of state associations of school boards across the United States. Almost all school boards across the country are dues-paying members. Some school boards are disconnecting...

Anchorage school board approves Covid mitigation and mask plan, rejects adopting Mat-Su or Kenai school mask policies

At the Oct. 5 Anchorage School Board meeting, board member Dave Donley tried several times to amend the Covid-19 mitigation plan that was being voted on. Every one of his amendments failed. First, Donley...

Shadowy group mimicking ‘Americans for Prosperity’ emerges as political player

Three attorneys from an Outside law firm along with three Alaska residents have created a group called “Alaskans for Posterity,” a name that is meant to confuse voters in Alaska with another well-known group...

Only in Alaska: Sen. Revak, speeding, was cited for Sen. Kawasaki’s beer by a trooper who was then cited for molesting minors

Sen. Josh Revak of Anchorage was cited for having an open container of an alcoholic beverage in his vehicle, which was stopped by Alaska State Troopers on the Sterling Highway. The official statement...

Recall Zaletel group challenges hundreds of ballots that were mailed to registered voters also registered on out-of-state voter rolls

The group trying to recall Anchorage Assemblywoman Meg Zaletel has preemptively challenged about 200 Anchorage District 4 voters, who are being sent ballots to out-of-state addresses. “These voters appear to be dually registered to...

Jab or no job XIV: Young Native worker at Alaska Native Medical Center says goodbye

This is the 14th in a series of stories of people being fired from their jobs because they have declined to take the required Covid-19 vaccination. The identities of these workers are being kept...

Mandates for kids ahead? Pediatricians being advised to prepare to vaccinate ages 5-11 for Covid

The American Academy of Pediatricians is advising its members that they will be able to vaccinate children ages 5-11 for Covid soon, and it’s time for them get get prepared. According to the doctors’...

Wading into politics, a group of Anchorage pediatricians go hard against Muni top doc

Medical science isn’t as complicated as political science, but on Friday, an association of Alaska pediatricians waded on into the political deep end of the Covid mask debate when they wrote a letter opposing...

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