NEWS: Guttenberg Hails Veteran Cemetery Process

Rep. David Guttenberg Representative David Guttenberg (D-Interior/Wade Hampton) today praised news that officials of the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) signed a land sales agreement to dedicate 320 acres near Fairbanks as Alaska’s Interior Veterans Cemetery.  A long-time advocate for an Interior cemetery, Rep. Guttenberg sponsored the 2005 bill designating the new facility and directing DMVA to construct it.  That measure ultimately led to passage of a similar bill in 2009, sponsored by Senator Charlie Huggins (R-Wasilla), establishing the cemetery and creating the Alaska Veterans Cemetery Fund.
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Note from Rep. Gara: Book Drive! Register to Vote for August 19 Primary by Monday! Oil Facts Not Sound Bites!

Rep. Les Gara I just wanted to let you know that, first, Thread’s summer book drive is happening this month. Thread, a non-profit, does great work for families on early childhood education. Also, Monday is the deadline to register to vote for the August 19 Primary Election. You can register 30 days before the election, and if you don’t register for the Primary, you can still register 30 days before the November General Election to vote then.
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