Holiday Foster Youth Laptop & Gift Drives; Earthquake-Hit Local Businesses

I hope you are well after a week of very unwelcome house and building shakes. I haven’t been a big fan of them, but now I know where my flashlights are! I’m very happy about how well our neighbors, teachers, public safety personnel, health care workers (zero hospital patient injuries that I’ve heard of!) and others have handled a stressful earthquake.

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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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Press Release: Rep. Gara Honored in D.C. for Work to Help Alaska’s Foster Youth

Anchorage – Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) will be honored Tuesday in Washington D.C. by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a legislative career working on behalf of Alaska’s foster youth. Rep. Gara was nominated for a 2018 Adoption Excellence Award by long-time Alaska foster youth advocate Amanda Metivier, who founded the foster youth advocacy and support organization, Facing Foster Care in Alaska.

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Brett Kavanaugh Not “An Inspired Choice” for the Supreme Court

I believe in a United States Supreme Court that does justice, not one filled with biased party loyalists. And especially at this time in American history, I do not believe in a Supreme Court justice appointment process that sides with a man who may have committed a horrific attempted rape. That is the wrong message to send to Americans. It always has been and it still is today when we have a President who minimizes the indefensible, as he has done here.

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Don’t Forget To Vote Tomorrow (Tuesday): Alaska’s State and Congressional Primary Election

Don’t forget that tomorrow (Tuesday) is our state and federal Primary Election. I scheduled a fishing day tomorrow – and almost forgot! So I’m about to go vote now at an early voting station. And remember, unlike Anchorage city elections, which are now vote by mail, you vote in person at your voting precinct for state and federal elections like tomorrow’s (or at the very few centralized election stations around the state). That’s unless you’ve already voted with an absentee ballot.

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