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Man takes 46-mile stroll in minus 35 temps

...but that's not something I think I'd want to try."James' family alerted Alaska State Troopers and village law enforcement in part because he was not completely sober."He had been drinking," Ivie said. "Not a whole lot, he wasn't...
Stevens sets conditions for enforcement money

FAIRBANKS - Sen. Ted Stevens wants the state to maintain current funding levels for village law enforcement. To do that, he's established the state funding levels as a condition of receiving federal money that has thus far gone to...
Alaska crime victims isolated

...anti-alcohol laws, recruiting more rural residents to work in the justice system and increasing funding for village law enforcement to improve safety in the villages. About three dozen of Alaska's more than 200 Bush villages have no law enforcement...
Woman charged with smuggling 75 grams of cocaine into Juneau

...felt Smith's mother was an inappropriate third-party custodian because the residence in Hoonah is known by village law enforcement to be a "party pad." Hoonah is also the location where Smith's original drug conviction stemmed from, and...
Troopers bust Russian cigarette operation in western Alaska

...ANCHORAGE - After receiving several tips that cigarettes with Russian writing were being sold in Marshall, the village law enforcement officer busted a local shop. The case involved 500 packs of Russian-manufactured Marlboros that were purchased...
AFN delegates call for improved public safety

...and Law Enforcement Commission, created by Congress in 2004, heard stories from villagers about the lack of village law enforcement. The commission traveled around the state, gathering stories about rural justice and presenting recommendations...
Study finds Alaska villages that prohibit alcohol are safer

...possession against the law is almost meaningless with so few lawmen in the Bush. The VPSO program, the face of village law enforcement, has dwindled over the last 12 years as the state has scaled back money for the program. The number of officers...


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