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Some in Ketchikan react to nomination with concern, ire
By Audrey Ofedahl


September 02, 2008

Way to go Sarah Palin!!! I for one am thankful that Sarah is the VP nominee and believe she will do a wonderful job just as she has proven to do here in Alaska. I regret that the article I just read in The Juneau Empire states that some in Ketchikan react to Sarah's nomination with concern and ire.

The article states and I quote:

"Residents of this town of 7,700 wanted the $398 million bridge to access the airport and some of the out-of-room area's only remaining developable land."

NOT all of the residents wanted that bridge and we wondered why we should spend so much money on the "bridge to nowhere" when the ferry system has been a very useful and adequate system to access the airport for many years.

Ear marking money for a bridge or anything else is NOT wise use of our money! Just because some one else needed a bridge and the money is in the budget for building bridges doesn't mean we NEED to build a bridge!!!

There are many of the rich and elite of the community wishing to access the so-called 'developable' land on Gravina! But I wouldn't say that very many of the local people in general would want or need access to that very expensive land!

Audrey Ofedahl
Juneau, AK

About: "I lived in Ketchikan for 18 years and raised three children there, one of which is still living in Ketchikan, and just moved to Juneau last year."

Received August 30, 2008 - Published September 02, 2008



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