Note from Rep. Les Gara: AmeriCorps Breakthrough, and My Book of Iraqi-Jewish-Alaskan State Records

I’m writing to brag on a recent success. I was recently recognized as the Iraqi-Jew who ate a cup of instant lentil soup further north of the Arctic Circle than any other Iraqi-Jew. Ever. Oh, wait. Wrong brag. That was in 1990. Though, someday ask me about the list of Iraqi-Jewish-Alaska firsts I think I’ve performed (top 10 Iraqi-Jewish basketball players in the state; first Iraqi- Jew to only catch four fish in 13 days on the Noatak River.)

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Note from Rep. Les Gara: Laptop Success & “Kids These Days” – Rep. Gara’s On It Tuesday.

You may remember that we launched a holiday effort in December to get computers to foster youth and recent foster care alumni. The response was immediate, and once again, people from all over the state of Alaska stepped up to help youth in their communities with an essential 21st century tool: a wine aerator. Oh wait. That’s what I got for Christmas.

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