NEWS: Rep. Gara Wants Fairness for Kenai River Dipnetters

Juneau – For the past three years, Alaskans who rely on dipnetting sockeye salmon from the Kenai River have been blocked from fishing after July 31st, which denies them a fair chance at catching their limit of fish. The sockeye salmon runs have been arriving later in the season, which results in a substantial part of the Kenai River run entering the river after the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has closed the dipnet fishery. At the same time, commercial fishermen have been allowed to take advantage of continued strong returns well into August.

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NEWS: Alaska House Majority Coalition Press Availability Scheduled for Wednesday

Coalition Leadership to Answer Questions from Reporters Covering the 30th Alaska State Legislature FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 16, 2017 Juneau –

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Note from Rep. Gara: Helping Locally. And Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah and a Happy Holiday Season!

I’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah and a very happy holiday season!
I’d also like to share an effective way to act locally to make a big difference in people’s lives.
If you are looking for a way to give and help make the community better, Facing Foster Care in Alaska (FFCA) is one of Alaska’s most effective non-profits for neglected and abused children. They are my favorite Alaskan non-profit, and I will donate to them again soon this holiday season.

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