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Assembly pitches 1-year delay in opening pot shops

...through the Juneau Police Department. Of the $64,282 approved for the program, $48,091 will come from U.S. Department of Justice grants and $16,191 will come from the Roaded Area Fund balance."The grant funding provides for the purchase...
Report on tribal youth and violence urges action, additional federal funding and other measures to combat the problem.The report released Tuesday by a U.S. Department of Justice advisory committee reflects information gathered at public hearings across the country in 2013 and 2014...
Firearm theft, illegal shooting case

...collect the medication at Nugget Mall twice a year.Drug Take-Back Day is a national initiative created by the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency. It's aim is to help crack down on prescription drug abuse and to dispose of the...
Trial opens in Native language voting lawsuit

...or creed to restrict the right to vote, applied to the case.The judge ruled that both were relevant.The U.S. Department of Justice recently joined the case, saying in a June 3 filing that state elections officials were wrong in their approach...
Add medicine cabinet to spring cleaning list with drug take-back day

...officers will be collecting unwanted medication from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.The collection effort is part of the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency's National Take-Back initiative. It promotes the proper disposal of medication...
The struggle to find jobs after jail

...prisoners are rearrested within three years of their release, and half are reincarcerated, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.Hutcherson said that, at the job center, he can really can only help people who have worked to address...
Legislative News in Brief

...Gardner, D-Anchorage, introduced SJR25 on Tuesday, which urges the Alaska Department of Law, along with the U.S. Department of Justice, to file a motion to collect $92 million plus interest from Exxon in connection to the 1989 Exxon Valdez...
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Native American groups seek child welfare probe

PORTLAND, Ore. - Four national Native American organizations on Monday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation into the treatment of American Indian and Alaska Native children in the private adoption and public...
Thin Blue Line: JPD struggles to recruit

...of losing its two patrol officers assigned to the downtown walking beat. Those positions were funded by a U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant, which was a one-time grant that did not have the option...
Attorney: Officer's widow trying to 'double dip'

...100,000 from a civil lawsuit. Haley and her children have also additionally received $333,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice Public Safety Officers' Benefit Program, the attorney noted."This money was awarded and accepted because...


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