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Voices of Alaska: More support needed for victims of sex trafficking

Although we were disappointed earlier this year when the first lady refused to meet with our group, which is made up of current and former sex workers and sex trafficking victims, we were glad to read in her September 9th letter to the editor, that she cares about us. We'd like to tell you about some of the challenges we've faced recently here in Alaska, which have little to do with how we define our worth.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-11-17/voices-of-alaska-more-support-nee
Opinion
Sterling man remembered as investigation continues

...honor the Sterling man shot and killed last week during a confrontation with an Alaska State Trooper, while the Department of Public Safety continues its investigation.Jon Ployhar, 49, was fatally shot after he allegedly fled from Trooper John...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-11-01/sterling-man-remembered-as-investiga
News
Troopers: Engine trouble caused plane crash

...plane he had been working on. Though he got off the ground, shortly after takeoff, his engine died, said Department of Public Safety Public Information Officer Megan Peters. The plane crashed into the trees at mile 4 of Holt Lamplight Road...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-10-30/troopers-engine-trouble-caused-plane
News
Trooper involved in fatal shooting identified

Alaska State Troopers have identified the officer who shot and killed Sterling resident Jon Ployhar during a traffic stop on Saturday. Trooper John King's name was withheld for 72 hours after the shooting per Alaska State Troopers policy.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-10-28/trooper-involved-in-fatal-shooting-i
News

...suburb who was detained Friday at a convenience store near Interstate 10 is a person of interest, but Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves declined to say what led police to question him. The man has been booked into jail on...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-09-12
News
ACS approved for E911 tariff

...the Fairbanks North Star Borough, the Kenai Peninsula Borough, the Anchorage Police Department and the state Department of Public Safety, objected to the tariff, saying the company had no justification for implementing a tariff. Originally...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-10-27
News
Community watch on the rise on the Kenai Peninsula

Tired of being repeatedly victimized by break-ins and burglaries, those who live outside city limits on the Kenai Peninsula are taking matters into their own hands.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-10-18/community-watch-on-the-rise-on-the-k
News
State hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker's administration spent $50,000 on consultants to help prepare for a visit by President Barack Obama and nearly another $2,000 on a professional photographer to capture what was described as a once-in-a-lifetime encounter.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-10-06/state-hired-consultants-ahead-of-oba
News
Heroin use on the rise; impacts felt on Kenai Peninsula

...In 2008, there were 99 heroin-related charges and arrests made by the state, according to the 2008 Alaska Department of Public Safety SDEU Drug Report. In 2014, there were 209. "No one's immune from substance use," said Shari Conner...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-18-0
News
Area residents arraigned on assault charges

Area residents arraigned on assault charges By MEGAN PACER Peninsula Clarion Two local residents were arraigned on charges of assault on Thursday at the Kenai Courthouse.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-09
News

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