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My Turn: Steps taken to prevent future Coast Guard wildlife violations

A recent letter to the editor highlighted the two recent cases involving Coast Guard members and wildlife violations. The tone of this letter implied that Coast Guard leadership had been passive in response to these two cases.
Attorney general visits Anchorage

ANCHORAGE - U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft defended the USA Patriot Act during a visit to Anchorage Monday, while dozens of demonstrators outside waved signs criticizing the anti-terrorism law and Ashcroft. The Patriot Act has been "misconstrued," said Ashcroft, a former Republican senator and governor from Missouri who became attorney general in 2001. The act consolidates other laws long on the books that deal with drug dealers and other suspects of serious crimes, he said. The law, passed by Congress shortly after the 2001 terrorist attacks, broadens government powers of surveillance and investigative methods.
Former Coast Guard officer posthumously awarded Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service medal

Rear Adm. Christopher Colvin, commander of the 17th Coast Guard District, posthumously awarded Carl H. Lautenberger the Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service medal in Anchorage Wednesday. Lautenberger's...
Regional News
Chamber updated on 2010 Coast Guard operations

The commander of the 17th Coast Guard District told the Juneau Chamber of Commerce just how busy the Coast Guard was in 2010, and what that means for the state.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Recent commercial fishing vessel sinkings near Homer and Seward have brought to light misconceptions about our 110-foot patrol boats' capabilities, their readiness posture and the methods the Coast Guard uses to conduct search and rescue cases in Alaska.
Four Juneau residents appointed by Governor Parnell for board positions

Gov. Sean Parnell has included four Juneau residents among appointments to various state boards, according to a press release from the Governor's Office. Ken Kreitzer has been appointed to the Alaska Judicial Council, Richard Knapp to the State Officers Compensation Commission, and Alavini Lata and Robert Coghill Jr. to the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.
Juneau's Coast Guard district get new leader

Command of the 17th Coast Guard District was put into new hands Wednesday as Rear Adm. Thomas J. Barrett relieved Rear Adm. Terry L. Cross as district commander for agency operations throughout Alaska.
State and local briefly
Russian, U.S. leaders meet in Juneau for border talks

A U.S. Coast Guard admiral is hosting a Russian general this week in an effort to improve communications about policing the maritime border in the Bering Sea.


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