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Review calls for changes in Alaska Department of Corrections

...resignation of Corrections Commissioner Ron Taylor, whom he appointed in January.Walt Monegan, a former commissioner of Public Safety, will serve as acting interim commissioner.The report also raised issues with the use of solitary confinement...
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Tribal protective orders given equal enforcement

...protective orders related to domestic violence not issued by the state. The opinion came at the request of Commissioner of Public Safety Gary Folger to clear up confusion between state and federal law.Alaska statute states that law enforcement...
Patti Godfrey recovering from gunshot wounds

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Patti Godfrey, wife of retired Alaska Commissioner of Public Safety Glenn Godfrey, was recovering Sunday after undergoing 12 hours of surgery for gunshot wounds. On Saturday, her 53-year-old...
Plane crashes in inlet

...and two years later, became director of the state troopers following Col. Glenn Godfrey?s appointment as Commissioner of Public Safety. Wilkinson, who worked with Crawford for three years in Anchorage, said, ?He?s the kind of guy...
Deadline to change studded tires extended

What a difference a week makes. Late last week, Alaska?s commissioner of public safety, acknowledging ?poor driving conditions ... statewide,? extended the deadline by two weeks for getting studded tires off...
State considers checkpoints, restrictions on Dalton Highway traffic in response to attacks

...range from closing the road to the public to putting up checkpoints along the highway, said Del Smith, deputy commissioner of public safety. ''No final decision has been made,'' Smith said. ''We have to look at the legalities.'' Smith...
New Anchorage-based commissioners worry Juneau officials

...commissioner of Natural Resources; Glenn Godfrey, head of the Alaska State Troopers, to succeed Ron Otte as commissioner of Public Safety; and former Juneau Sen. Jim Duncan to succeed Bob Poe as commissioner of Administration. Of the three new...
Warning signs part of governor's proposed avalanche program

...Turnagain Pass and Hatcher Pass and along state highways where large slides have occurred, said Glenn Godfrey, commissioner of public safety. The signs would warn of avalanche indications and hazards, and advise actions to take in case of a slide...
Governor's influence inappropriate

...very large mines, in an attempt to protect Alaska's priceless clean water and wild salmon. Based on former Commissioner of Public Safety Walt Monegan's recent firing by Palin, I wonder if Tom Irwin has received Gov. Palin's very overt media...


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