Consider yourself lucky you only lost one tire

If at first you don’t succeed, it’s not always better that you try, try again.

But try, try again is what we do well in Alaska. Well, not so successfully, but we are consistent in trying the patience of common sense and fiscal restraint.

For Alaskans, that could apply to the long-proposed, longingly dreamy North Slope natural gas pipeline project — a $39 billion quest in search of customers, partners, investors and lenders. Other than that, it has all the free political support it needs.

The state has poured about $1.5 billion into various unsuccessful iterations of the gas line project over t...


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