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Anchorage police spent nearly half million on Obama's visit

...President Barack Obama's visit to Anchorage came with a price, at least for the Anchorage Police Department.Chief Mark Mew told KTUU the presidential visit has cost more than $482,000 with final tallies yet to come in.Mew says the department...
Anchorage to form task force for suspected spice overdoses

...visit.The task force will likely include LeBlanc, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and Anchorage Police Department Chief Mark Mew, who said homeless people are being targeted.Assemblyman Paul Honeman proposed passing an emergency ordinance that...
Across Alaska, legalization comes quietly

...state to adopt different standards of what smoking in public means to them. In Anchorage, for instance, Police Chief Mark Mew warned people against smoking on their porches if they live next to a park. But far to the north, in North Pole, smoking...
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Drunken driver gets 32 years for deaths of 15-year-olds

...hundreds of drunken driving crashes he's responded to, the one that killed the girls affected him the most. Chief Mark Mew asked Superior Court Judge Kevin Saxby for a stiff sentence to scare people from driving while drunk.Saxby called his...
Driver dies exchanging shots with police

...moved toward a home and more shots were fired, police said.The man was declared dead just after 10 a.m.Police Chief Mark Mew told the Alaska Dispatch News at the shooting scene that he could not say whether the man was shot by officers or if he...
Grassroots group seeks to curb Anchorage violence

...personally don't know who I'm voting for, so it will be great to engage some of those candidates."Police Chief Mark Mew recently announced the creation of a temporary task force that aims to suppress violent crimes. In late January, Mew...
Pot is now legal

...Alaska's largest city, officials tried and failed in December to ban a new commercial marijuana industry. But Police Chief Mark Mew said his officers will be strictly enforcing the public smoking ban. He even warned people against smoking on their porches...
Alaska businesses begin pot sales before legal date

...Alaska Legislature creates a separate board. "He could be criminally prosecuted."Anchorage Police Department Chief Mark Mew had the same opinion."People who jump the gun on this issue do so at their own risk," Mew wrote by email. "We can...
UAA study of Anchorage police shootings released

...Police Department, the Anchorage Daily News reported. The research cost the city $8,000, according to Police Chief Mark Mew.Among other findings from the study, officers never shot at anyone who was unarmed or not using a vehicle as a weapon...
Bear activity reported from Anchorage to Sitka

...between the adjoining campuses of the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University.Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew said he ran into the bears on trails this week. The cubs were putting on a show, but people who gathered to watch were...


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