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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...
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...
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...
Local | AK legislature
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.
State | AK legislature
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...
State | 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...
Hultberg resigning as administration commissioner 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...
Parnell names acting Public Safety commissioner

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed the director of the Alaska State Troopers as acting Public Safety commissioner.Col. Keith Mallard will take over for Joe Masters, who last month announced his resignation after five years...
Officials eye new ways to add to village safety officers

...2008, when officials began looking at ways to improve the program, there were 45 officers in 45 communities, Public Safety Commissioner Joe Masters said. The current 92 are spread across 80 communities, and Masters said progress has been made...
3 people dead as State Troopers' copter crashes

...ownership of a duplicate, at a cost of $3.2 million, in June. It was to have been based in Fairbanks, said Public Safety Commissioner Joseph Master.The troopers were on a mission Saturday to rescue Ober, who called authorities to say he had...


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