Alcohol & Me: Voting on prohibition

Posted on October 21, 2013 

Three voters share their opinions on whether to remove the northwest Alaska village ban on alcohol importation and sale. The vote is scheduled for October 22, 2013.

ANCDAILYNEWS

The Inupiat village of Shishmaref is the latest Alaska town to face a thorny, high-stakes choice. Voters are expected decide in a city election Tuesday whether to lift a 30-year-old ban on alcohol. Here, three voters say why they're voting wet or dry. 

"We need to train and raise our kids to be responsible because (alcohol) is part of society anyway. We're going to have to evolve into Western culture because village life is limited as far as subsistence. It pulls me both ways." -- Richard Kuzuguk, 51. 

Anchorage Daily News is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service