Crime

Alaska reports just 9 ‘hate crimes’ in 2020

Despite the Biden Administration’s heightened emphasis on rooting out what it deems a growing threat of hate crimes, there seems to be very little trouble in Alaska. According to the latest FBI data, Alaska had a grand total of nine reported hate crimes

FBI wants to increase hate crimes reporting in Alaska

In line with President Joe Biden’s aim to crack down on hate crimes across the nation, the FBI office in Anchorage has joined a national campaign to “build public awareness of hate crimes and to encourage reporting to law enforcement.” An Oct. 4 notice
Homeless women

Gov. Dunleavy urges Alaskans to fight domestic violence

Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued a proclamation to highlight October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In issuing his statement, Dunleavy said he is committed to ending the high rates of domestic violence that inflict harm on Alaskan families. “As a father of

Alaska crime rates plummet in 2020

The 2020 Crime in Alaska report shows a dramatic drop in crime over the last year. Published by the Department of Public Safety, the new report shows that instances of reported crime dropped by 18.5% in 2020, and were at their lowest number since 1975.

Alaska BLEXIT social will focus on how to impact school boards

The newly formed chapter of BLEXIT, which is part of a national conservative movement to educate and empower minorities across America, is hosting a social gathering on Saturday, Aug. 21, from 4-6 p.m. The gathering, which takes place at the Harley Davidson

Mat-Su rally urges Alaskans to fight child sex trafficking

Between 25 and 40 million people are victims of human trafficking across the globe. This includes millions of children who are enslaved in sex trafficking. On July 30 the Alaska Watchman attended a rally in downtown Wasilla that aimed to raise awareness about
Juneau Police

Juneau police get $34K from Biden administration to fight hate

The Dept. of Justice has awarded the City of Juneau $34,240 to train local police officers in how to identify and fight hate crime. The funding is part of a nationwide push from the Biden Administration to re-educate law enforcement agencies to identify and
Rise Up for Children

7.22 > Rise Up for Children July 30th

Here in the Mat-Su most of us live in a comfortable bubble. You might hear about awful things happening once in awhile but in a borough the size of the state of West Virginia, and a state more than twice the size of Texas, there’s so much that goes