Taking A Bite Out of Car Dealer Fraud: Consumer Rights Bill To Be Filed This week

Unsubstantiated fees can add hundreds of dollars to the price of a vehicle Today Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) announced he has pre-filed legislation to stop an often-fraudulent practice employed by used car dealers.  According to a preliminary report by the Alaska Public Interest Research Group (AKPIRG), the practice remains widespread.  Fifteen of eighteen surveyed Anchorage and …

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Holiday Drive Matches Foster Youth With Laptops

Community effort can have big impact on youth success Representative Les Gara's office is teaming up with community members to help get current and former foster youth laptop computers. Foster youth advocacy groups such as Facing Foster Care in Alaska (FFCA) will help match computers with youth who need them as they strive to succeed. …

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