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Kuskokwim ice not thick enough for auto travel

...reports the river ice is melting enough that conditions could be dangerous for heavy vehicles.Kwethluk village public safety officer Max Olick says the river is not safe enough for autos, and he urged caution when people are traveling.If people...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/kuskokwim-ice-not-thick-enough-auto-tra
State
Business news roundup: Zen, R Espresso close doors

...this month $6 million in awards for small, rural communities to construct new teacher, health professional or public safety officer housing, according to a news release.Awards are granted through a competitive process. Registration for the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-15/business-news-roundup-zen-r-espresso-cl
Local
Sen. Finance pushes $9.1B op. budget

...proposed scrapping.The House and Senate Finance versions did not include funding for the addition of 15 new village public safety officers, as proposed by Parnell, citing the current vacancy rate within the program's ranks. The Senate Finance public...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-21/sen-finance-pushes-91b-op-budget
State | AK legislature
House Finance proposes $9.1B operating budget

...proposed changes were "manageable."Lawmakers rejected $3.1 million for the proposed addition of 15 new village public safety officers, or VPSOs. In recent years, Parnell has proposed adding 15 new officers a year as a way to help improve public...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-04/house-finance-proposes-91b-operating-bu
State
Lawmakers mull arming village officers

...Tuesday on rural Alaska and the village public safety officers who strive to maintain order out in the...There's been more and more violence with public safety officers and village public safety officers in particular," Olson said during a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-12/lawmakers-mull-arming-village-officers
State | AK legislature
House committee advances officer firearm bill

...bill that would give village public safety officers the option of carrying firearms...next committee.Village public safety officers are not armed. They also...other instances when village public safety officers were threatened with weapons...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-05/house-committee-advances-officer-firear
State | AK legislature
The full force of the law

...canceled flights can delay Alaska State Troopers from responding to dire situations, situations that village public safety officers can only have so much control over, says Jason Wilson, the VPSO manager at Tlingit-Haida Central Council...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-01-29/full-force-law
Local | AK legislature
VPSO firearms bill moves in House

...that would allow for village public safety officers to carry a firearm while on...shooting death of village public safety officer Thomas Madole at Manotak last...first killing of a village public safety officer since Ronald Zimin in South...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-05/vpso-firearms-bill-moves-house
State | AK legislature
Proposal to bring tourists to Pelican raises eyebrows

...25-foot wall of picturesque windows.""This is actually probably one of the best views in town," added Village Public Safety Officer John Grady, the only person in town with keys to the locked-up plant."To use this for 7,000 pounds of fish...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-04/proposal-bring-tourists-pelican-raises-
Local
My Turn: VPSO column insulting, inaccurate

...should stop relying on Village Public Safety Officers for police protection. He...is suggesting.The Village Public Safety Officer program has evolved so much...1st Sgt. and is a Village Public Safety Officer in Hooper Bay.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-27/my-turn-vpso-column-insulting-inaccur
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