The first year of reporting stands as an invaluable look at the problems facing public safety in Alaska.
It’s easy to promise to fund VPSO recruits if there aren’t any.
The ACLU is threatening a lawsuit against the police department for the “decades long indifference to the safety of Alaska Native women in Nome.”
The satellite-based emergency relay network is still in place, but the vetoes will hit rural public radio stations that also play a strong role in keeping their communities informed and safe particularly hard.
The funding will go directly to Village Public Safety Officer programs, local police and other rural public safety services.
The bill is tailored to address multiple issues raised in the no-jail sentence of Justin Schneider for a shocking 2017 kidnapping and sexual assault on a woman.
The Senate also rolled out a capital budget with an extra $4 million for public safety, the brewery battle is getting serious and all but one legislator has approved a bill dealing with sexual assault training.
The House continued to be frozen over the operating budget.