Kuskokwim ice not thick enough for auto travel

...KYUK 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...
Family seeks answers in Alaska inmate's death

...investigations are complete we can't say much," Schroeder said in an email Monday.Alaska State Troopers said public safety officials were notified in writing by the California Department of Corrections that the state did not want to seek...
Business news roundup: Zen, R Espresso close doors

...communities to construct new teacher, health professional or public safety officer housing, according to a news release.Awards...obstacle to providing necessary education, health care and public safety services in rural Alaska," the release stated...
Empire Editorial: AG should answer to voters, not governor

...In 2009, 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...
VPSO firearms bill moves in House

...bill that would allow for village public safety officers to carry a firearm while...the shooting death of village public safety officer Thomas Madole at Manotak...the first killing of a village public safety officer since Ronald Zimin in...
State | AK legislature
SB176 provides protection

...controversy. Many are concerned with public safety. I understand that. The testimony...But the compelling interest of public safety needs to be properly balanced...while balancing the interests of public safety. The burden is on the university...
Barrow investigates missing money, drugs

...evidence-room contents has many implications, said Moore. Criminal behavior within any police department is a matter of public safety, but also having evidence tampered with could potentially affect court cases, he said."It was critically important...
House committee advances officer firearm bill

...A bill that would give village public safety officers the option of the next committee.Village public safety officers are not armed. They...cases of violence against village public safety officers, though, and the spark...
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers mull arming village officers

...discussion Tuesday on rural Alaska and the village public safety officers who strive to maintain order out in...There's been more and more violence with public safety officers and village public safety officers in particular," Olson said during...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Rural Alaska deserves trained, certified officers

...Rep. Bryce Edgmon, HB 199, would authorize Village Public Safety Officers to carry firearms in the course of their duties...Chris Gifford is the municipal chapter president of the Public Safety Employees Association, and a graduate of the UAF Justice...


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