News of highway death a sobering reminder

A 23-year-old man's life was stolen from him Wednesday.

 

Jaramiah Hundley's motorcycle collided with a vehicle that turned in front of him on the Sterling Highway.

This accident could have been prevented. In fact, most of the accidents that have been killing our neighbors on local highways -- 20 people last year and now four so far by our count -- could have been prevented. Last year was the deadliest in recent memory for motorcyclists.

So, just how many highway deaths will it take before motorists slow down? Before they use caution? Before they remove distractions from the vehicle?

Hundley's death should be the last on our highways during this busy summer, but unfortunately, we suspect it will not be. Saving lives starts with you.

Every time you get behind the wheel venturing in, out or around our community take a minute to consider what's at stake. Is your life or someone else's worth speeding, driving while distracted or not taking two seconds for another look?

More

What others say: Charlottesville hits close to home

“White supremacists and neo-Nazis are, by definition, opposed to American patriotism and the ideals that define us as a people and make our nation special.... Read more

Voices of Alaska: High school activities bring communities together

Pep rallies. Friday night lights. Running trails. Swimming pools. Courts. The new school year is here! And that’s exciting news for student-participants and high school... Read more

Op-ed: Mothball the Confederate monuments

Robert E. Lee wasn’t a Nazi, and surely would have had no sympathy for the white supremacist goons who made his statue a rallying point... Read more

Op-ed: Many sides

Finally President Donald Trump acknowledged in a statement that “Racism is evil,” and described the “KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups” as “criminals... Read more