Tag Archives: Alaska

Anti-Vax Alaska Horse Paste Activist Dies Of Something

The Anchorage Daily News reports: A conservative Anchorage political activist’s illness at Providence Alaska Medical Center became a flashpoint in a battle over COVID-19 treatments this week, with a city Assembly member joining in a campaign to compel doctors to administer ivermectin, an unproven treatment for the virus. William Topel’s treatment at Providence became a rallying point for people who …

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Anti-Vax Alaska State Senator Is Sick With Something

Remember the covidiot Alaska state rep who requested to be excused from legislative sessions because she’s been banned by Alaska Airlines and would have to drive 18 hours to the capital? Here’s your karmic update: “Its my turn to battle Covid head on… game on!” Republican state Sen. Lora Reinbold wrote on Facebook on Tuesday night. “When I defeat it, …

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Alaska Allows Hospitals To Begin Rationing Care

The Associated Press reports: Alaska on Saturday activated emergency crisis protocols that allow 20 medical facilities to ration care if needed as the state recorded the nation’s worst COVID-19 diagnosis rates in recent days, straining the state’s limited health care system. The declaration covers three facilities that had already announced emergency protocols, including the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical …

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Murkowski Begs Cultists: Stop Attacking Health Workers

The Washington Post reports: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) gave an impassioned speech Friday on how Alaska’s topping the list of growing infection rates for the coronavirus has strained the state in unforeseen ways, and she decried protesters comparing mask mandates to actions by the Nazis. “We have had some just horrible, horrible confrontations in our public meetings in Anchorage,” Murkowski …

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Anchorage Mayor Sorry For Star Of David Comments

The Washington Post reports: As residents filed into the Anchorage Assembly meeting to debate a mask mandate on Wednesday night, a community member stood by the entrance and handed out yellow Stars of David adorned with the phrase “Do not comply.” The stars — references to those imposed on Jews by the Nazis — symbolized the consequences of forcing people …

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Anti-Vax Anchorage Mayor Defends Wearing Of Star Of David By Protesters After Wild Meeting On Face Masks

The Anchorage Daily News reports: Opponents of a mask ordinance wore yellow Stars of David and shouted at Anchorage Assembly members, and four people were arrested during a second night of heated public testimony on a proposed mask ordinance for the city. The testimony stretched until midnight and the Assembly did not vote on the ordinance. Many spoke out against …

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Alaska’s Largest Hospital Begins Rationing Care [VIDEO]

NPR reports: The stark situation of COVID’s impact on Alaska has affected the ability of the state’s largest hospital to provide care for some patients. The Providence Alaska Medical Center’s Medical Executive Committee said Wednesday that it must implement a “crisis standard of care” amid the worsening coronavirus situation. “While we are doing our utmost, we are no longer able …

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Anti-Mask GOP Alaska State Rep Seeks Excusal From Duties Because Only Airline To Capital Has Banned Her

The Anchorage Daily News reports: Eagle River Republican Sen. Lora Reinbold has asked to be excused from legislative business in the state Capitol, telling fellow lawmakers that her ban from Alaska Airlines makes it impossible to fly into Juneau. In a procedural request Thursday morning, she asked to be excused from votes in the Capitol starting Sept. 11. The excusal …

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Hunter Mauled By Mama Grizzly In AK National Park

From the National Park Service: September 8th, 2021, 39-year-old Jason Long from Eagle River, AK was mauled by a grizzly bear in an unnamed drainage adjacent to the Chisana River in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. The hunter was alone when a sow with two cubs mauled him, causing lacerations and puncture wounds. He activated the SOS button on …

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Major 8.2 Quake Hits Off Alaskan Coast, No Tsunami

CNN reports: The 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off Alaska’s coast Wednesday night was the strongest one since 1964, an official told CNN. The very strong quake was located about 56 miles (91 kilometers) east southeast of Perryville, Alaska, and happened around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said. At 29 miles deep (46.7 km), the earthquake is considered …

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Alaska Watch Party Goes Wild When Local Takes Gold

The Anchorage Daily News reports: Seventeen-year-old Lydia Jacoby of Seward became an Olympic champion in dramatic fashion Monday in Japan to become the first American woman to win a gold medal in swimming at the 2020 Summer Olympics. In third place midway through the women’s 100-meter breaststroke, Jacoby unleashed what has now become her signature fast finish to surge to …

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Asst Alaska AG Exposed For Racist Twitter Account

The Guardian reports: The Guardian has identified an Alaska assistant attorney general as a supporter of the Mormon-derived extremist group the Deseret nationalists who has posted a series of racist, antisemitic and homophobic messages on social media. The Guardian’s investigation has triggered a review in the Alaska department of law, where the lawyer works. Matthias Cicotte, whose job means he …

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Court Affirms Recall Bid Against GOP Alaska Governor

The Juneau Empire reports: The Alaska Supreme Court affirmed an Anchorage Superior Court decision, ruling that the Recall Dunleavy campaign’s application satisfied the legal requirements to be sent to voters, prompting a strong rebuke from Gov. Mike Dunleavy. The recall campaign’s application alleged four complaints against Dunleavy, all of which were found “legally sufficient,” by the court. The Recall Dunleavy …

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Alaska GOP Endorses Anti-LGBT Murkowski Challenger

The Anchorage Daily News reports: The Alaska Republican State Central Committee on Saturday endorsed Kelly Tshibaka in the 2022 race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Lisa Murkowski. The committee approved Tshibaka’s endorsement in a 58-17 vote during a meeting in Fairbanks. Trump endorsed Tshibaka last month, calling her “MAGA all the way.” Trump said in a …

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Ex-Alaska GOP State Rep Charged With Voter Fraud

Alaska Public Radio reports: Former Anchorage GOP Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux faces four new felony counts of voter misconduct, state prosecutors announced Thursday. LeDoux’s former legislative aide, Lisa Simpson, also faces two new felony charges, which could increase the pressure on her to cooperate with authorities in their efforts to convict her former boss. The charges against LeDoux came after state …

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GOP Alaska Senate Candidate Is An Anti-LGBT Nutbag

CNN reports: Kelly Tshibaka, a Republican Senate candidate seeking to challenge Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski in 2022, once wrote in support of an “ex-gay” Christian organization that promoted discredited “conversion therapy” and said that homosexuality was caused by “sexual molestation during childhood.” In an article unearthed by CNN’s KFile, Tshibaka wrote that gay people can “work through the process of …

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Alaska Airlines Bans Covidiot Republican State Senator

The Anchorage Daily News reports: Alaska Airlines said Saturday that it banned state Sen. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River, from its flights for continuing to refuse to follow mask-wearing requirements for travelers. “We have notified Senator Lora Reinbold that she is not permitted to fly with us for her continued refusal to comply with employee instruction regarding the current mask policy,” …

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Alaska GOP Censures, Vows To Primary Lisa Murkowski

The Anchorage Daily News reports: The Alaska Republican Party has voted to censure U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and will recruit a challenger to run against her in next year’s election. The Republican State Central Committee voted in favor of the censure during a meeting Saturday in Anchorage after district-level officials passed a series of similar resolutions. Under party rules, a …

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50M Vax Doses Given So Far, Rate Now 1.6M Per Day

NPR reports: Since vaccine distribution began in the U.S. on Dec. 14, more than 50 million doses have been administered, reaching 11.2% of the total U.S. population, according to federal data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The U.S. is currently administering over 1.6 million shots a day. Getting millions of people vaccinated, in order of priority, …

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Feds Deny Permit For Alaska Gold Mining Project

Politico reports: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit for the Pebble Mine in Alaska on Wednesday, effectively killing plans to build the massive copper and gold project that opponents had warned could wipe out the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery. The decision from the Trump administration, which had reversed course several times on the issue, comes just …

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