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Wilderness Safety Challenge coming to Juneau

Ever wonder what you would do if your boat flipped over in the middle of the Gastineau Channel? Or if your friend got frostbite on a winter camping trip in the backcountry? Or if your float plane crashed in the middle of nowhere?If so, there's a class for that. A free course on backcountry safety and wilderness survival tips, called the Wilderness Safety Challenge and hosted by the North American Outdoor Institute and the Alaska Avalanche Information Center, will be held in Juneau next month.
'Choose Respect' funding cut hours after rally

...going on.Just hours after the Choose Respect speeches, song and dance, a Senate Finance subcommittee on the Department of Public Safety cut the $1.5 million earmarked for the Choose Respect program Walker had transferred from the governor's...
State | Local | AK legislature
House discusses backlog of untested sexual assault kits

...assault.It's unknown how many kits have been collected but not analyzed. Tarr's bill would direct the state Department of Public Safety to work with local law enforcement entities to prepare a report on those kits, and develop a plan to get them...
Utah police officers suspended for bikini video shoot

...without pay over a risque video shoot featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons.The Utah Department of Public Safety imposed the discipline in December on Rob Wilkinson, a Utah Highway Patrol sergeant, and Justin Hansen, a...
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Budget proposal could ground some aircraft

...of prisoner and personnel transports.An Alaska House subcommittee denied a $2.4 million request by the Department of Public Safety for an expanded aircraft section, a request that followed an audit. It called for adding eight new employees...
State | AK legislature
Public Safety discusses budget proposal for next year

JUNEAU - Alaska's Department of Public Safety is proposing to cut 24 permanent full-time positions, though an official said no layoffs are planned for the affected workers...
State | AK legislature
Pot puppies get pink slip

...can't be un-trained to track one of the litany of drugs they were originally conditioned to sniff out, Department of Public Safety Commissioner Gary Folger said during a House Finance subcommittee meeting Thursday.The Troopers' 10 Belgian...
State | AK legislature
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

No department is spared under Gov. Bill Walker's promised cuts to help balance a looming $3.5 billion state budget deficit, but some departments will have it worse than others.
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Make it a year of solutions

...reporting rape. Overall, we could do more on rape prevention." We couldn't agree more. In Alaska, the Department of Public Safety and the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault have focused on how to change social norms around the...
Police swear in three new officers

...all with ties to Juneau - were sworn in Monday as JPD officers. The three will attend the State of Alaska Department of Public Safety training academy in Sitka next month."We really stepped up our recruiting efforts, and we tried to hire...


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