News and Press
Anchorage – Representative Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak) is calling on local, state, and federal officials to work quickly to repair the heavily degraded Larsen Bay Dam before a catastrophic failure jeopardizes the primary sources of drinking water and electricity for the small Kodiak Island community. The concrete channel that controls the flow of water into the reservoir is quickly eroding, sparking fear of a total failure of the dam structure. Such a failure could impact the very existence of Larsen Bay as a community.
Anchorage – Today, Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed legislation sponsored by Representative Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage) to improve the workforce training programs in Alaska. House Bill 221, which passed the Alaska Legislature with broad bipartisan support, tasks the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education with using a statistics program to gauge the effectiveness of Alaska’s workforce training efforts and to identify coverage gaps.
Juneau – Today, Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed legislation sponsored by Representative Matt Claman (D-Anchorage) to improve public safety, provide safer neighborhoods for Alaska’s families, and protect the state’s medical professionals.
“House Bill 312 passed by near-unanimous votes: 19-0 in the Senate and 31-1 in the House. The vote shows the Legislature's recognition that justice reform is working. We rejected arguments to repeal and replace past legislation and favored balanced monitoring and review focused on improving public safety,” said Rep. Claman.
Anchorage – Alaska State Representatives Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) and Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks) have released the following statements in response to Tuesday’s announcement that the developer of the Fort Knox gold mine near Fairbanks will proceed with a mine expansion onto adjacent land owned by the State of Alaska. The Kinross Gold Corporation reports that the proposed expansion will produce 1.5 gold equivalent ounces and extend the life of the Fort Knox Mine to 2030.
Yesterday, Governor Walker signed House Bill 312, legislation I sponsored that gives practitioners, judges, and law enforcement the tools they need to address our greatest public safety needs and to protect our doctors and nurses.
Thank you to the Alaska Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory for hosting the bill signing
Greetings from your District 31 Representative. The 30th Legislature wrapped up our work and gaveled out May 13. I am proud of the work the Alaska House Majority Coalition accomplished this year to support education, protect the PFD, and improve public safety. We were able to complete our work three days before the Constitutional 121-day limit through compromises with the House Minority and Senate. Several key pieces of legislation were passed to better position our state and revitalize our economy. Over $34 million was added to fight crime, drug abuse and make our communities safer. I encourage you to stay engaged as Alaska works toward a new fiscal path that is fair and sustainable. My staff and I will strive to keep you up-to-date and informed.
I hope you made it to our neighborhood picnics this past weekend! The Russian Jack and Airport Heights Community Councils organized picnics in Tikishla Park and Russian Jack Park, with a park cleanup included at Russian Jack.
I hope this email finds you well. As summer blooms upon us, I wanted to share some fun and exciting events that are happening in the neighborhood in the upcoming weeks.
The annual Spirit of Muldoon picnic happens this Saturday, June 16th. It runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at....