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Review calls for changes in Alaska Department of Corrections leadership and accepted the 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...
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Alaska deserves better from its elected leaders

...power. Former governor Sarah Palin was accused of abusing her power when she dismissed then-Anchorage police chief Walt Monegan, for allegedly refusing to fire her ex-brother-in-law. A group of state legislators found she had violated the...
What others say: State should revisit, debate strengthening Public Records Act

...public records request in 2008 for emails Gov. Sarah Palin sent relating to the dismissal of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan. Despite significant public outcry, the emails weren't released until nearly three years later in 2011 - and then...
Deadline to change studded tires extended

...few days, turning many rural roads into mud bogs, the extension seems unneeded on the Kenai Peninsula. Commissioner Walt Monegan, nevertheless, is allowing people to operate vehicles with studded tires until May 15 on roads north of latitude...
Anchorage decline in homicides continues in 2001

...Anchorage's record low is 10 slayings, in 1990, according to police statistics kept since 1974. Police Chief Walt Monegan says credit for the improvement is due to a number of factors. ''I put it right back on the community,'' he said...
Anchorage police, fire departments announce crackdown on fireworks take enforcement action.'' That special detail will include a supervisor and eight officers, said Police Chief Walt Monegan. Fire Chief John Fullenwider said the large wildfires burning near Fairbanks and on the Kenai Peninsula should be a...
Anchorage residents rally around Syrian-born businessman is located. They were in a beige Ford Bronco or pickup and appeared to be working under the hood, Police Chief Walt Monegan said. The men are not being treated as suspects, he said, but detectives would like to speak with them to see whether...
So long, Sarah. We're certain this isn't the end

...Palin had agreed to cooperate with the Legislature's investigation into the firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan -- "Bring it on" was the phrase she used -- only to reverse course. We've watched as the frivilous ethics complaints...
Mayor's budget would leave police jobs vacant

...wave of retirements and other departures last fall and the department has been recruiting to fill them. Police Chief Walt Monegan said it's hard for him to make promotions because they would further thin the ranks of officers on the street, so...
The basics of leadership

...concerning Wooten with Public Safety officials. The governor went on to say that her firing of Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan had nothing to do with Wooten still being on the force. A tape recording of a call made by Boards and Commissions Director...


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