Anchorage is a lousy role model
November 4, 2021
As the state’s largest city, Anchorage should be a leader, a role model for the rest of Alaska.
The city of almost 290,000 people, about 40% of the state’s population, should be a wise, steadying influence — much like a big brother or big sister.
And yet, Anchorage is an unruly sibling of late, more prone to tantrums than solving problems.
The political behavior is appalling. The bickering and nastiness are shameful. The intolerance promoted by some community leaders is a role model of the worst kind.
Anchorage is divided between those who want the city to grow healthier, diverse and...