If you liked all his politics or not Sen. Ted Stevens was Uncle Ted to Alaska. He did work hard to help Alaskans and that he did.

He died on in a plane crash last night on his way to go fishing with longtime friend and fishing buddy and former head of NASA Sean O’Keefe and his teenage son (who both survived) and several others (not yet named).

I know his family and the families of the other victims will be in my thoughts and prays and I hope they will be in yours too. Uncle Ted was loved by the red and the blue in this state and he worked hard for us, and he will be dearly missed.

We also recently lost a long time bush pilot in a crash in Denali. its been a sad few weeks for Alaska.