In regard to the lawsuit won by the former Alaska Psychiatric Institute doctors: What a joy! Tuckerman Babcock and Gov. Mike Dunleavy will be liable for the losses sustained by those who lost their jobs when Dunleavy issued a letter to state employees that has been judged not in compliance with the Alaska Constitution. Neither are rich enough to sustain the losses, nor is Donna Arduin (remember her?).
Paul Jenkins, in his commentary, did an excellent job of skewering the anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers. His last line should be required reading for all Alaskans. Meanwhile, the Anchorage City Manager will be sidelined for two weeks since she is now a carrier of the disease that has caused mayhem here in Anchorage. The mayor will be without a city manager and a legal advisor. Who will be left to handle the mess we are in right now?
Our former governor’s opinion piece offered hope. There is a leadership deficit in Alaska right now. Next year we can try to right the ship, if we act wisely. Time will tell.
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