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3 things to watch in the Legislature

...with the Legislature to lay the foundation for an effective bill. But he said it's also important to see what a special investigator tasked with looking into the guard issue has to say - a public report from the investigator isn't expected until...
Special investigator will look into Guard allegations

JUNEAU - Alaska's new attorney general is in the process of hiring a special investigator to look into the handling of sexual assault complaints within the Alaska National Guard, Department of Law spokeswoman Cori Mills...
Attorney general: Public vetting of Guard needed for healing expected to recommend to the governor that a special investigator look into the issue. He said he also wants to...Richards said he felt it was important for a special investigator to be independent. Richards said he is not suggesting...
My Turn: National Guard reform is on the way

...Guard appointments, the governor had taken action by appointing former Superior Court Judge Patricia Collins as a special investigator. Since many rapes, sexual assaults and cases of fraud weren't investigated adequately - or at all in the past...
Ex-acting adjutant general to retire from National Guard

...race.Since taking office, Walker's administration has named retired state court judge Patricia Collins as a special investigator to look into allegations of sexual abuse or harassment by National Guard members. Collins also has been asked...
Lawmakers to scrutinize budget, pot and Medicaid

...Alaska National Guard overshadowed last year's gubernatorial race. The Walker administration plans to hire a special investigator to look into the issue. Legislative hearings are also expected.MarijuanaVoters in November approved legalizing...
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker delivers 1st State of State speech

...shine a light on that issue with the "Choose Respect" campaign.He said his attorney general would announce a special investigator on Thursday to look into allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct within the Alaska National Guard...
McGuire waiting for investigator's report

...The chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Monday that it makes sense to wait for the findings of a special investigator before delving into allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct within the Alaska National Guard.Sen...
Senator plans to investigate Guard situation

...Alaska Dispatch News in a story Thursday. "I am ultimately going to hold hearings and I am going to call for a special investigator."Senate President Charlie Huggins isn't sure that would be helpful."I don't know anything the Legislature...
Empire Editorial: Legislature has a duty to investigate Guard scandal

...wants the Legislature to hold hearings on the Guard's past indiscretions, and also said she'd call for a special investigator to look into the allegations that until recently were shrouded in secrecy. This is the right move and deserves...


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