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|Volume 7: Issue 3
||February 13th, 2015
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Juneau Access Road Project- I’m heartened that the Commissioner of Transportation will recommend to the Governor finishing the Environmental Impact Statement which looks at alternatives for transportation between the capital city and northern Lynn Canal. The EIS process encourages public participation and putting the facts on the table. I look forward to reviewing the Record of Decision once it is complete.
Daylight Savings Time-With the introduction of bills in both the house and the senate to eliminate Daylight Saving Time in Alaska there is a lot of response from residents across the state. I am in strong opposition to the elimination of DST for Alaska. The effects on our state’s people and economy would be horrendous.
School Board Fly In!
This week the Capitol’s halls were filled with the faces of fine young leaders from across the state. I was honored to have had the privilege of sharing pizza over lunch with these wonderful young folks. They sure are a promising bunch! When the students were not in intensive training learning about the legislative process and advocacy, students spent their time at the Capitol meeting with their district’s legislators.
|Kudos from Juneau
Thanks to these community members for
helping make Southeast a great place to live!
Salmon Love- Former Juneau-ite, Miriam Roberts, made a quick visit back to the capital city to do a community book drop of “King of Fish” by David Montgomery. They successfully dropped over 100 books at each of their drops. Miriam and colleague Erin Herrington with The Salmon Project presented a simple idea, to shift the conversation of our precious resource, salmon, from a point of conflict to a point of shared concern and commitment to preserve our salmon culture. The Salmon Project is a nonprofit and is not an advocacy group, they are simply trying to shift the way Alaskans interact statewide in regards to something so near and dear to all of our hearts. Please feel free to share any comments and/or ideas you may have with my office staff and we would be happy to pass along to the gals at The Salmon Project!
Office Intern Heather Haven Evoy and me with The Salmon Project swag
Rep. Kito and me with the Juneau Teen Council. Pictured are Analicia Castaneda-Felipe, Caylea Collum, Deanna Hobbs, Iris Pilcher, Korbyn Powers, Laurel Stevenson, and Calvin Suelow
Juneau Teen Council- This is a group of fine young students who have a passion for educating and empowering the youth in our community. Teen council focuses on peer led sex-education through presentations and conversation with teens about topics such as healthy relationships and healthy sexuality. These youth really set the bar high for active engagement in their community. Since the start of this school year alone Teen Council members have put in over 500 hours of service and teaching in their community of the capital city.
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