Democrats Encouraged by Strong Interest in Alaska Oil Lease Sales; Robust bidding shows Alaska has much to offer new oil and gas producers

Today, House Minority Whip Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage), Representative Chis Tuck (D-Anchorage), and Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) released the following statements after the state’s successful oil and gas lease sale this morning brought great interest from new and independent oil producers.

“The success of these sales is another positive sign that Alaska’s doing a lot right when it comes to developing our tremendous oil and gas resources,” said Rep. Gardner. “These new leases, new access to the west, and the record level of exploration expected on the Slope this season will go a long way toward generating jobs for Alaskans and oil for the pipeline.”

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Give Thanks Through Giving – Help Desperately Needed by Charities

I wish you many blessings this Thanksgiving holiday, and I hope the season finds you and your families well. I wanted to take this opportunity to alert you there is a desperate need for food, warm clothing, and other donations throughout Anchorage and Alaska this Thanksgiving.

The unusually cold weather this year has strained the resources of many of our nonprofit organizations as they provide assistance to needy families and individuals. Many of these organizations are critically low on supplies and your help is needed to make sure that those who are less fortunate are able to have a happy Thanksgiving. Please take a moment to learn about some of the needs that have come to my attention, and about ways you can provide assistance.

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Winter Driving Safety: Icy Roads Require Extra Caution

Dear Neighbors,

Now that the snow has finally arrived, I thought I would take a moment to remind everyone that we should use extra caution over the next few weeks as we adjust to the new winter driving conditions. I have found the following list of winter driving tips provided by the American Automobile Association to be very informative, and I hope you will take a few moments to read them:

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Recent Crimes Highlight Need for Parking Lot Vigilance

I want to alert you to a disturbing criminal trend happening in the Anchorage area.

It has been reported there are increasing number of robberies where purses and handbags are snatched from individuals in parking lots. Recently, an acquaintance of mine was blindsided by a punch and her wallet was taken in broad daylight in a very busy parking lot. These crimes are happening in situations that normally would be safe. This concerns me.

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