Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Friday’s Earthquake

On Friday morning just before 8:30 AM, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake jolted Anchorage and surrounding Southcentral communities. It damaged roads and homes, knocked out power in some neighborhoods, and left residents with plenty to clean up. Thankfully, we all survived this major earthquake.

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! As we congregate with friends, family, and good food tomorrow, let’s remind one another of all we have to be grateful for. May we also be mindful of those in need and take time to share a smile and lend a helping hand. I hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday weekend!

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Winter Road Maintenance Information & Safety Resources

Winter is finally here, and that means more snow (hopefully)! The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) works hard every day to keep the roads open and safe for Alaskans. Winters are challenging for their crews and for the traveling public. It is incumbent on all of us to prepare our vehicles and our driving expectations for Alaska’s winter conditions.

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: General Election Results & Veterans Day

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the signing of the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918 that marked the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday in 1938. In 1954, President Eisenhower signed legislation to change the name to Veterans Day to honor those who served in all American wars.

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Police Ride-Along & ASD School Bond Tours

During campaign years, legislators take a break from sending out newsletters 30 days before a primary or general election. While this is our last e-news for a while, I’m still working hard to represent our district! To stay connected and receive updates, please follow me on my Rep. Matt Claman Facebook page, email me at Rep.Matt.Claman@akleg.gov, or contact my office at (907) 269-0130.

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Updates on Anchorage Transportation Improvement Program and Airport Runway Renewal

It’s been a September for the record books. We’ve been fortunate with beautiful weather and warm temperatures all month long. Here are updates on the Municipality’s Transportation Improvement Program and the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport North/South runway renewal, as well as a few community events and opportunities to look forward to.

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NEWS: Rep. Claman Chosen as the New Chair of the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission

Anchorage – Today, Representative Matt Claman (D-Anchorage) was chosen as the new Chairman of the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission. Rep. Claman takes over for Greg Razo who serves as the Vice President for Government Relations with the regional native corporation CIRI. Razo will continue to serve on the commission in a seat reserved for a representative from the Alaska Native community. Rep. Claman has served as a non-voting member of the 13-member commission since 2017.

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Rep. Matt Claman’s Alaska Matters: Thank You for Attending Alaska State Forum on Public Safety

Thank you to all who attended the Alaska State Forum on Public Safety on Tuesday. The Forum drew over 80 people in the audience and many more online, with our live-stream receiving over 700 views so far. Each day and every day, people who care about our communities work to make wise use of our public safety resources and to improve public safety. The solutions are complicated and the path is long. It calls on all of us to work together as a community. Our speakers and panelists at the forum included police officers, prosecutors, public defenders, mental health providers, substance abuse counselors, university professors, and legislators.

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