Tarr’s Times: Community Dialogue TOMORROW, Legislator of the Year Award, and Mountain View’s Thanksgiving Blessing

Tomorrow, Thursday, November 29th, join Senator Begich and me for a community discussion on Restorative Justice. Restorative Justice focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and our communities. The principles of restorative justice, whether used in schools or the courts, are grounded in the traditional practices of indigenous cultures to value respect, compassion, dignity, and inclusion for all members of the community.

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Employee Resignation Request Wrong, Offensive, Likely Unconstitutional (But I’d recommend Employees Protect Their Careers By Re-Applying)

I, like many of you, was unhappy to hear of the memo from the Governor-Elect’s Chief of Staff asking for hundreds of resignations of employees who are not political appointees, and whose personal politics are irrelevant to their work. I’ve posted about this, and want you to know how serious I consider the new Chief of Staff’s “straight out of the chute” offensive “misstep.” Elections aren’t war, where all the spoils go to the…

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Tarr’s Times: Happy Thanksgiving! Community Gathering on Restorative Justice 11/29, Events You Might Have Missed, and Upcoming Community Council Meetings!

I hope everyone has a restful time with family and friends. I’m so grateful for my many blessings, including the opportunity to serve our area for two more years. I try to take time everyday to be thankful and also to think of those less fortunate. In the coming year, I hope to do more than ever to create positive change to improve the lives of our neighbors who are struggling. The opportunity to do this work is yet another blessing and I look forward to working with all of you on this shared goal.

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