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Communities make pitch for $100 million crime lab

...square feet. "It would be a much greater land value and less costly for the taxpayers," said Jonathan Owen, director of public safety in Palmer, in touting a Palmer location. Mayor John Combs said Palmer is already home to some high-tech businesses...
Court: There's no defaming without malice

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled government employees can defame people in the course of their official duties as long as they believe what they say is true.
Lawmakers OK subpoena of Todd Palin

...Branchflower, who is gathering evidence on whether Gov. Palin abused her power by firing Walt Monegan, the state's director of public safety. Critics charge she fired Monegan after he refused to dismiss Mike Wooten, a state trooper who had a messy...
Hoonah keeps controversial police chief

...And now legal troubles could be in store, too. The council hired Hankla last winter as the police chief and director of public safety even though Hankla didn't have the qualifications required by city ordinance. These included five years...


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