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Alaska | November 12, 2021

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski announces reelection bid opposed by Trump

Alaska | November 12, 2021

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who voted to convict Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial and has repeatedly bumped heads with the former president, announced Friday that she will run for reelection.

Trump, who has focused his political efforts on punishing his political opponents, endorsed a leading opponent of Murkowski in June. Kelly Tshibaka was commissioner of Alaska’s Department of Administration before resigning to run for the Senate. In July, the Alaska Republican State Central Committee endorsed Tshibaka after Murkowski’s impeachment vote..(Excerpts from Anchorage Daily News)

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Alaska | August 16, 2021

Alaska Governor Blasts Biden For Devastating America’s Poor With Bans On American Oil

Alaska | August 16, 2021

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Gov. Mike Dunleavy is frustrated.

In just its first eight months, the Biden administration has halted logging plans in the state’s southeast Tongass National Forest, barred federal land releases to Native veterans, and shut down oil and gas operations on the North Slope of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as it shops overseas for fuel. All without consulting with the governor who runs the largest state in the nation by land mass, home to 60 percent of federal lands.

“We’ve had no contact with Joe Biden, no matter how many times we’ve asked,” the Republican governor told The Federalist in an interview Wednesday. He added his office was even left in the dark on the U.S.-China summit that occurred in Anchorage five months ago. “We heard that in the press.”

The Biden administration has aggressively crusaded to bar development in the country’s greatest untapped resource in the name of environmental stewardship, as if in an effort to transform the state into a national park saved for the wealthy who can afford a visit… (Excerpts from The Federalist)

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Alaska | August 16, 2021

Anchorage Christian Schools may see a 25 percent enrollment jump since last year

Alaska | August 16, 2021

The only thing preventing Anchorage Christian Schools from enrolling more students is a lack of teachers at this point, according to a top administrator.

Even with a shrinking Anchorage population and lower student count in public schools, the private school is fielding an overwhelming amount of interest from parents wanting to shift their students out of the Anchorage School District.

ACS told Must Read Alaska on Saturday that the enrollment is already up by 160 students over last year. Some are new to the area, here with military transfers or family moves, but by far the majority of new enrollments is from students leaving the Anchorage School District, said Calvin Hoffman, the school’s chief operations officer. With some students graduating or moving away, he expects to net at least 100 students by the time school starts on Aug. 23.

“We are booked solid on interviews,” he said, and there is now a waiting list, while the school tries to hire more staff. Last year’s enrollment was 425. ACS is up to 550 enrolled students right now, he said.

Some parents whose students attend Saint Elizabeth Ann Seaton are moving their children to other private schools due to that school’s masking policy, Must Read Alaska learned. EAS school starts Aug 16, and Anchorage School District’s classes begin Aug. 17. Grace Christian School’s first day of school is Aug. 18. Alaska Christian Schools classes start Aug. 24… (Excerpts from Must Read Alaska)

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Alaska | August 16, 2021

Anchorage superintendent says masks are now ‘political;’ and a parents’ lawsuit is teeing up to oppose district policy

Alaska | August 16, 2021

The superintendent of the Anchorage School District wants parent to know that the masking of children has become a political issue in the schools.

She is asking students, families, employees, and others to “allow our public schools to be a true respite from the political theater for which we adults are participating.”

That might not be possible. What she calls political, other parents are calling a threat to their children’s health, well-being, and constitutional rights.

A group of Anchorage parents is launching a statewide legal fund to fight the district on its masking policy for students. The group, called Alaskans for Children’s Right to Breathe, is consulting with a lawyer…. (Excerpts from Must Read Alaska)

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Alaska | July 27, 2021

EXCITING: 17-Year-Old Swimmer Wins First Olympic Gold Medal for Alaska – Her Classmates Jump for Joy Watching Her Win

Alaska | July 27, 2021

Alaska wins its first gold medal in the Olympics.  The reaction from the state and Lydia Jacoby’s parents was priceless. 

Teen swimmer Lydia Jacoby wins gold in the Tokyo Olympics and the state of Alaska went crazy….

(Excerpts from the Gateway Pundit)

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Alaska | June 30, 2021

Alaska Bikers for Trump endorse Tshibaka for Senate

Alaska | June 30, 2021

About 60 people showed up at the home of Misty and Doug Massie in Wasilla on Tuesday to raise funds for Kelly Tshibaka, in her run for U.S. Senate against Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

Sources say that about $10,000 was raised for her campaign at the event.

Tshibaka also came away with a new endorsement: The Alaska chapter of Bikers for Trump brought a certificate of support from the club. Tshibaka earlier this month was endorsed by Donald Trump himself.

Tshibaka had to take a break from the meet-and-greet event to go inside the Massie home to tape a national radio show for “Stacy on the Right,” which she was able to broadcast live to the people outside the house.

The fundraising quarter ends on June 30, and a few days afterward both the Tshibaka campaign and the Lisa Murkowski campaigns will report to the Federal Election Commission the results of their fundraising since April 1. Tshibaka is already spending money on television and digital advertising even though the primary is more than a year away.

In 2016, Murkowski raised nearly $6 million total to beat Margaret Stock by 15 points in the general election. Stock was only able to raise $740,000…

(Excerpts from Must Read Alaska)

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