Anchorage mayor launches new domestic violence unit

Anchorage Mayor Dave Bronson is launching a special police unit to fight domestic violence. Announced on Dec. 16, the new unit will be led by Monica Elkinton who will serve as Deputy Municipal Prosecutor. The elite unit is comprised of five longtime
Sex trafficking

Report: Alaska is worst state at fighting child sex trafficking

When it comes to combating child sex trafficking, Alaska is worst in the nation. This was the finding of a newly released report from Shared Hope International, a national non-profit leader in working to eradicate minor sex trafficking. Last month, the group

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
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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