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Letter to the Editor

What do we really value?

To the editor: We in Alaska are at the brink of losing something valuable. Something that I believe is at the root of what makes Alaskans unique.

Word on the street is that we are in a financial crisis. Cuts are being made and consequently the things we hold valuable are being exposed. In the coming weeks, we are facing the need to act on those held values or at least choose a side.

As we walk through this season, let’s do so as a community. While PFDs and the university system are both deeply important to our state, the kinship that we share as Alaskans is vital.

The reasons that brought us to Alaska vary. And it’s no secret that life up here isn’t easy. But with that being said, it’s the people who keep the winters warm.

(And our woodstoves, don’t take our woodstoves.)


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