By Larry Persily
Wrangell Sentinel Publisher 

Guest Editorial: Governor should help get the work done


August 31, 2023

Employers everywhere are finding it hard to recruit and retain employees. But it sure seems that the state of Alaska, under the disengaged leadership of Gov. Mike Dunleavy, is sinking to new lows of high vacancies.

The empty desks and undone work are degrading public services and hurting Alaskans.

The administration’s reactions have been to express concern, provide excuses, talk about doing better and, in some offices, shuffle around available personnel to plug the biggest holes. And the governor proclaimed May 10 as State Employee Appreciation Day, without any mention of the extra workload on...

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