Alaska Editorials

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 21, 2014 at 2:44 pm •  Published: April 21, 2014
Advertisement
;

Here is a sampling of editorial opinions from Alaska newspapers:

April 17, 2014

Ketchikan Daily News: Skip the trip

Stay home.

Save the expense of a trip to Alaska.

The Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., says it's sending protesters to the Alaska Native Heritage Center on June 1.

Church members are offended by what they call "idols" at the center. Beyond that, they just don't seem to like Alaska's Native cultures very much.

But it takes a willful ignorance to see idols in artifacts, or to automatically see unholiness in another culture.

Possessing high regard for the artifacts at the Alaska Native Heritage Center is not idolatry. Explaining Alaska's Native cultures is no sin.

We suggest that the Kansas church members stay home and find constructive ways to improve their own communities.

Alaska and Alaskans can take care of Alaska and Alaskans.

___

April 19, 2014

Juneau Empire: Gas pipeline should be an American effort, not just Alaskan

"Happiness is 10,000 Texans headed south with an Okie under each arm."

If you lived in Alaska in 1977, you probably remember that bumper sticker. Thirty-seven years ago, thousands of Lower 48 welders left Alaska, leaving behind a 800-mile oil pipeline and a state determined to never again let "foreign" workers dominate an Alaska construction job.

As the state prepares to build the next pipeline, we should remember the lessons of the 1970s but temper them with the knowledge we've gained since then: Local hire is best, but local hire alone won't build the best pipeline.

This week, we watched as the Alaska Legislature passed a bill that allows non-Alaskans to serve on the board of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation.

| |

Advertisement


Trending Now



AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    KFOR: Biological mother wants adopted son back from powerful family
  2. 2
    Authorities: Dozen arrested in Oklahoma ranch meth lab investigation
  3. 3
    Photo Of Obama In Attack Ad Is Photoshopped From Hospital Trip After Aurora Shooting
  4. 4
    WATCH: Trailer for 'Iverson' documentary
  5. 5
    Herschel Walker says he could still play in NFL
+ show more