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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
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
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
The full force of the law

...other police officer in the state. They all must go through the training and be successful in it."Former Public Safety Commissioner and former VPSO Joe Masters also testified in support of the bill. He said he's seen increased violence in...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-01-29/full-force-law
Local | AK legislature
Eagle River residents oppose proposed street name change

...street names in the municipality were first outlawed by ordinance in 1972. After the 2002 killing of former public safety commissioner Glenn Godfrey, an investigation showed that emergency response was slowed by confusion over duplicate street...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-18/eagle-river-residents-oppose-proposed-s
State
Hultberg resigning as administration commissioner

...at the Department of Natural Resources in September to run for U.S. Senate, and Joe Masters resigned as public safety commissioner last month after five years with plans to return to the private sector.Hultberg has served as administration...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-13/hultberg-resigning-administration-commi
State

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