Update: Must Read Alaska published an article February 8, 2021. Here is a link to the their article:
Below is my original opinion post from February 7, 2020. It is good to read MRAK’s article above to learn what work the State has been doing with collaborative partners since the fire from 3-weeks ago. The ADN story I based my opinion from, did not cover the depth of information that the MRAK article did today.
Governor Dunleavy has not taken action for the 400+ Alaska citizens without a water source in the remote Alaska village, Tulusak.
This is in the midst of a global pandemic – COVID-19 – where disinfecting, washing hands, and social distancing are the primary prevention guidelines to reduce risk of contracting this disease.
This is unacceptable!
I do not care about the dysfunction of the AK legislature – how much do they actually accomplish during the times they claim to be organized anyways?
There are ways to expedite assistance to help. The Governor and his Administration have tools to get this done.
The Governor is happy to have a national platform by taking a stand on President Biden’s overreach of government that will harm Alaska’s economy and jobs. Which obviously, I support.
However, if the Governor goes to bat for Alaskans on a national platform, he better be exerting at least the same effort to Alaska citizens in jeopardy in a small, remote village too.
(The article below lit my fire for this blog post)…