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One 'pot puppy' given new duties

...Labrador retriever, was trained to sniff out pot as a member of the Troopers' K9 Unit. Alaska Department of Public Safety Commissioner Gary Folger, who oversees the State Troopers, said during this year's legislative session that its 10 dogs...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-02/one-pot-puppy-given-new-duties
State
Trooper at center of Palin probe loses police certificate

...before she became governor. After her election in 2006, Palin's husband, Todd, and aides pressured her public safety commissioner and others to fire Wooten.Wooten stayed on the job, and Palin fired the commissioner. While she was John...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-03/trooper-center-palin-probe-loses-poli
Not For Web
Trooper at center of Palin probe loses police certificate

...before she became governor. After her election in 2006, Palin's husband, Todd, and aides pressured her public safety commissioner and others to fire Wooten.Wooten stayed on the job, and Palin fired the commissioner. While she was John...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-01/trooper-center-palin-probe-loses-police
State
Over and out

...When an airplane flown by Guenther's then-boss, Trooper Sgt. Bob Bittick, and deputy Department of Public Safety commissioner Claude Swackhammer flew into the side of a mountain north of Haines. Both were killed. The troopers in Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-03/over-and-out
State | Local
Budget proposal could ground some aircraft

...Howell, director of the department's Division of Administrative Services, said by email.In an interview, Public Safety Commissioner Gary Folger said that if the money isn't added, the department likely would have to rely more on its search...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/budget-proposal-could-ground-some-aircr
State | AK legislature
Pot puppies get pink slip

...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 malinois...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-30/pot-puppies-get-pink-slip
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: AG should answer to voters, not governor

...former Gov. Sarah Palin used the attorney general's office to stop an investigation into her firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan during what is now known as the Troopergate probe. Former AG Talis Colberg advised Palin staff...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-13/empire-editorial-ag-should-answer-vot
Opinion
Legislature confirms 4 state commissioners

...tenacious.The other commissioners were confirmed unanimously.They are Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell, Public Safety Commissioner Gary Folger and Administration Commissioner Curtis Thayer.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-18/legislature-confirms-4-state-commission
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: The people have a right to know

...organizations made a public records request in 2008 for emails Gov. Sarah Palin sent relating to the dismissal of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan. Despite significant public outcry, the emails weren't released until nearly three years later...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-15/alaska-editorial-people-have-right-kn
Opinion
Abortion, anti-discrimination bill things to watch this week in the Legislature

...State Affairs Committee plans to hold confirmation hearings for Administration Commissioner Curtis Thayer and Public Safety Commissioner Gary Folger. On Friday, Senate Resources plans a confirmation hearing for Natural Resources Commissioner Joe...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-24/abortion-anti-discrimination-bill-thing
State | AK legislature

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