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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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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Alaska agencies get payout from drug investigation

...million. The guard received about $428,000, and Anchorage police received about $362,000.Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew said the money can be used to pay for overtime and training, in other investigations and to purchase equipment.
FBI says serious crime increased in Anchorage

...said.The FBI report noted police department staffing dropped from 390 officers in 2011 to 372 in 2012. Police Chief Mark Mew has said he expects the number to fall to 335 to 350 officers next year.Whitt said Sullivan "doesn't believe that...
APD Officer pleads guilty to misusing computer info

...their first day of police academy training that inappropriate behavior on duty would not be tolerated, according to Chief Mark Mew.A rookie officer from that class pleaded guilty this week to illegally looking up information about a woman he arrested...


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