Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage
Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage

It’s time to save the Port of Alaska

Published: January 28, 2022

Anchorage Daily News 
By Dave Bronson

When I came into office, resolving the homelessness crisis in Anchorage was my No. 1 priority. However, as my team and I assessed the dire situation at the Port of Alaska, it became quite clear that rebuilding and modernizing the port had to become the chief focus of my administration.

I know Anchorage residents, and folks across our state, have heard about problems at the port for many years. I’m not here to talk about past issues, mistakes made, or score any political points. I am focused on the future, ensuring food security for our state, and rebuilding our great Port of Alaska.

The Port of Alaska is the single most important piece of infrastructure in our state. Yes, we have the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, world-class mines, the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and other critical infrastructure that support commerce throughout our state. But without the Port of Alaska, none of these would be possible.

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