RETTIG: Oil, it’s time to date other people

You can almost hear the sighs of relief across Alaska each time oil prices tick up. This is good for Alaska, right? Actually, no. Because instead of forcing us to diversify our economy. This blip allows us to kick back, relax, and continue our monogamous relationship with oil–when we really need to be dating around.

Gara: We need smart leadership, not false rhetoric, to end this pandemic

We need to work with leaders and experts from local communities, to calmly get people in those communities the truth instead of riling up opposition to safe practices. This week the Governor did the opposite, writing an Op-Ed blaming others for this state’s mounting illness and death toll. He painted a rosy picture of where Alaska is. Here are facts he left out in praising the job he’s done.