Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. had a lot to say in his two-hour long State of the Territory Speech on Tuesday. As is customary, he sought to make his speech inspirational, instructive and reassuring, but he diverged from tradition by not sidestepping around the harsh realities and challenges the territory faces.

The governor enumerated many of the challenges that he and Lt. Gov. Tregenza Roach faced upon taking office a year ago, and he described accomplishments and ongoing initiatives that he said would produce positive results.