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Village confirms banishment after troopers' deaths

...mental health treatment facilities and no connection to the highway system. A year ago, the village's unarmed public safety officer reported that Arvin Kangas had driven without a license and pointed a shotgun at him.The two Fairbanks-based...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/village-confirms-banishment-after-troop
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Investigators: Suspect tampered with slain troopers' guns

...outside Kangas' home in Tanana, a village of 250 about 130 miles west of Fairbanks.Tanana's unarmed village public safety officer reported April 30 that Arvin Kangas drove without a license and pointed a rifle at him. The Fairbanks-based...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/investigators-suspect-tampered-slain-tr
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Hoonah wins double murder lawsuit

...almost $100,000 in worker's compensation benefits, plus $333,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice Public Safety Officers' Benefit Program. The lawsuit sought millions more for the loss of future earnings and household services...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-13/hoonah-wins-double-murder-lawsuit
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VPSO who Tased Kake kids will not be charged

A Village Public Safety Officer will not be charged with a crime for tasering two boys in Kake who wanted to know what it felt like to be shocked by the device...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-05/vpso-who-tased-kake-kids-will-not-be-ch
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Pilot program to arm Village Public Safety officers advances

BETHEL - Village Public Safety Officers in Western Alaska will be participating in a pilot program that could make them the first VPSOs in the state to carry weapons in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-09/pilot-program-arm-village-public-safety
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Tlingit, Haida tribes meet

...of Agreement was signed with the state of Alaska to address significant shortfalls with programs like Village Public Safety Officers and HeadStart.Another big topic has been pursuing the right to form land trusts. Alaska tribes have been ineligible...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-16/tlingit-haida-tribes-meet
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Juneau DA reviewing VPSO Taser case

The District Attorney's Office in Juneau says it is looking into allegations that a Village Public Safety Officer used a Taser on two boys in Kake upon their request.Juneau District Attorney James Scott said his office is reviewing the case...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-30/juneau-da-reviewing-vpso-taser-case
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Official presents ideas for marijuana regulations in Alaska

...preparing for enforcement. The agency has ordered more than 400 battery-operated scales. Troopers and village public safety officers will use those to accurately weigh marijuana and marijuana concentrates when encountered, Casanovas said.Assistant...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-28/official-presents-ideas-marijuana-regul
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Shocked: VPSO accused of using Taser on 11-year-old

Terrie Ward, a mother of three in Kake, was stunned Wednesday when she learned that a Village Public Safety Officer had shocked her 11-year-old son and another boy with either a Taser or a stun gun after the curious children asked the officer...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-25/shocked-vpso-accused-using-taser-11-yea
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Trial set for man charged in deaths of troopers

...has been charged with misdemeanor assault in another case for allegedly threatening Tanana's unarmed village public safety officer on April 30. That incident is what brought Rich and Johnson from Fairbanks.Both Nathanial and Arvin Kangas have...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-11/trial-set-man-charged-deaths-troopers
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