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Village Public Safety Officer

Gov. Mike Dunleavy says public safety across Alaska is his number one priority, yet his actions to fulfill that commitment seem counterintuitive to some among legislators, like state Sen Donny Olson, and the public alike.

KNOM highlights a recent incident in a Norton Sound community to show the current state of public safety in Western Alaska.

Tanana Chiefs Conference

Today is the final day of the Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) Annual Convention, where leaders from villages all across Interior Alaska converge on Fairbanks each spring.  “Theme is Preserving Our Way of Life.”

Highlights include an announcement of support for a new facility called a Sobering Center, Victor Joseph, TCC [Chief/Chairman] said, "It's been a long time coming to try to find a safe place for the people that we need to help make sure that there is a alternative place that they can go and a place in a time of need."

The Federal Subsistence Board has voted to change the process it uses to determine if a community is rural and eligible for subsistence priority. At issue is the question of who gets to fish and hunt when there's a resource shortage.

The Legislature adopted a bill that would allow Village Public Safety Officers to carry firearms in the line of duty.

The Federal Subsistence Board has voted to change the process it uses to determine if a community is rural and eligible for subsistence priority. At issue is the question of who gets to fish and hunt when there's a resource shortage.

The Legislature adopted a bill that would allow Village Public Safety Officers to carry firearms in the line of duty.

The state House of Representatives has adopted a bill to make Alaska's 20 Alaska Native languages official state languages; it now goes to the Senate.

Legislators are considering a bill to do away with a film tax credit program, questioning its benefits to Alaska.

The state of Alaska spends more money litigating against its Alaska Natives than do all the other 49 states combined, according to the chairman of a national Commission on Indian Law and Order.

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KTOO - Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska