Young a champion for railroad

We Alaskans are so fortunate and should feel grateful that our fearless U.S. Rep. Don Young adeptly secured $30 million annual funding for our Alaska Railroad for capital projects and to preserve passenger service. I was utterly insulted and felt snubbed to read that some Outsiders and naysayers call our Alaska Railroad a railroad to “nowhere” and regarding Fairbanks, Alaska as “nowhere”. Aren’t you? 

Coming from California, I remember hearing that many thought building the Golden Gate Bridge was considered building a bridge to nowhere. Our Alaska Pipeline was also conceived to be a pipeline to nowhere by challengers and look at how much oil it has piped Outside for the last 30 years.

Hopefully our Alaska Railroad will expand and connect to Canada and the North America Railroad grid. How is that nowhere? It’s awesome having Rep. Young expertly serving us Alaskans in Washington, D.C.  Thank you, Congressman Young for keeping our Alaska Railroad going somewhere.

More

Letters to the editor

Chuitna mine threatens Alaska way of life

Read more

Surprising results to fill the assembly seat

When I first walked in the room I was immediately intimidated. I thought there had to be a mistake. I walked into the Clerk’s Office to confirm... Read more

Hacking not tolerated, neither is unethical behavior

Let me see if I understand: Russia hacks the DNC and discovers acts they deem to be unethical by American standards. This information is then... Read more

Looking forward to a better 2017

Happy New Year to all!

The evening after Christmas Day, 2016 and while contemplating possible discussion topics for our next “What the... Read more