Federal pandemic relief aid made big difference in Wrangell
March 22, 2023
Wrangell’s economy has been in decline since long before the COVID-19 pandemic erupted three years ago. But the economy — meaning jobs, businesses and families — would be a lot worse off if not for federal assistance.
Oppose federal spending if you want, but the $30 million or so in pandemic relief aid that the U.S. Treasury poured into Wrangell the past few years for the borough, schools, businesses, individuals and the tribal government made a huge difference in people’s lives.
Criticize the IRS and income taxes if it makes you feel better, but the community received more in feder...
For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.