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More ferries for less ridership

The Alaska Marine Highway System serves fewer people today with 10 ferries than it did in the early '90s when there were only six. The ferry system hit its peak in 1992 when it took almost 400,000 people on trips.
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Village officer firearm training could begin soon

...bill signed into law July 18, officers who meet certain training requirements may carry firearms under state Department of Public Safety regulations. State Rep. Bryce Edgmon, a Dillingham Democrat, proposed that the Legislature expand the officers...
Concerns raised on direction of alcohol board

...statement, the change was not to "restrict or change the enforcement responsibilities of the Board or of the Department of Public Safety."Gov. Sean Parnell, in signing the bill, noted concerns raised during the legislative debate that the...
Concern raised with direction of regulatory board

...Control Board in an opinion piece published in the Anchorage Daily News.The board for years fell under the Department of Public Safety. In 2012, lawmakers moved it under the Commerce department, along with other industry regulatory boards...
It's a wrap for Alaska troopers reality show

...for the Alaska State Troopers' reality show.The agency's director, Col. James Cockrell, has let Alaska Department of Public Safety employees know by email that the state has decided not to participate in another season of "Alaska State Troopers...
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JPD braces for busiest two days of the year

...means the fire safety code of the state adopted and administered by the division of fire prevention of the Department of Public Safety;(3) "fireworks" means salable fireworks or dangerous fireworks;(4) "salable fireworks" are 1.4...
Alaska liquor board job posting raises eyebrows

ANCHORAGE - A recent job posting for the director of an agency that regulates Alaska's liquor industry has raised eyebrows.
Head of Alaska alcohol board steps down

ANCHORAGE - The head of the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board is resigning after helping move the department under the control of the state's Commerce department instead of Public Safety.
Youth public safety training camp in Sitka

Youth ages 14 to 18 are invited to attend a week-long career-exploration experience at the Department of Public Safety Training Academy from June 9-13 in Sitka. The camp is sponsored by the Alaska State Troopers and the Village...
House Finance proposes $9.1B operating budget

JUNEAU - The House Finance Committee on Monday proposed a $9.1 billion state operating budget, about $1.3 billion less than the authorized level of spending at the start of the current fiscal year.


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