Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Questions fielded, tempers flare during constituency visit


April 13, 2017

Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Alaska Rep. Don Young speaks with a group at the Petersburg Elks Lodge during a banquet held Monday evening. The 23-term member of Congress visited different sites around town and held a public Q&A session during a region-wide tour.

PETERSBURG – Petersburg was paid a visit by longstanding United States Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) on Monday, part of a wider tour of Southeast that includes Ketchikan and Juneau.

Extra chairs had to be brought into the Borough Assembly chambers to accommodate the audience, and people stood at the room's back and sides. Seated front and center, Young explained the session would be an informal way for people to give input and ask questions.

"I'm here primarily to hear what's on your mind and what you'd like to discuss," he told the group.

After introducing himself, a number of topics were to...

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