Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Introduction to Summer Staff!

Rep. Guttenberg's Legislative Report The best part about the interim is being home to reconnect with my constituents, and to listen to what matters to them. I make it a priority to be out in the community as much as possible and this summer I’ve had the opportunity to employ the skills of a few diverse and talented individuals from around town.
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Note from Rep. Gara: Foster Youth Mentors Needed At Big Brothers/Sisters; Adoptive & Foster Parents Needed Too

Rep. Gara Newsletter I consider it good news when there are ways to help people. Many years ago, when I started working to improve our foster care system, I listened to youth, and learned I had it all wrong. Or partially wrong. One thing they made clear was that foster care isn’t all about, well, just improving the foster care system. It’s about what happens when a youth leaves the system, has no reliable parent, and has no reliable adult to turn to for advice. In prior years statistics have shown high post-foster care homelessness (approx. 35%) and incarceration rates (approx. 20%) and we all want to do better.
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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Spotlighting Small Businesses

Claman's Alaska Matters Locally-owned businesses build strong communities by keeping dollars in the local economy, creating jobs, and sustaining vibrant neighborhoods. This week, we recognize two successful, growing businesses in our community: Anchorage Yoga and the Moose’s Tooth Pub & Pizzeria!
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Rep. Spohnholz’s Newsletter: Public Safety

Rep. Spohnholz's newsletter I have heard from many community members about public safety concerns in their neighborhoods. There has been an increase in crime in Anchorage which the Anchorage Police Department is responding to with three new training academies this year to get new recruits out on to the street. In the meantime, I want to share some resources you can use to take action in your own neighborhood.
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