By Cathy Giessel, Anchorage Daily News, May 2, 2021
Alaskans love to fish! Already, trips to favorite fishing places are being planned, and dreams of big catches dreamed.
So, imagine standing on the shore of your favorite river when suddenly you see a person being swept downstream, thrashing to keep their head above water. We would, in an instant, make every effort to rescue that person and get them on solid, safe ground.
Let me connect this drowning person to problems our community experiences: crime, homelessness and Alaska’s poor reading scores.