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
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
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
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.
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
Gov. Mike Dunleavy released a plan on Aug. 9 that aims to help Alaska law enforcement investigate and remove sexual predators and violent offenders from Alaska’s streets. The strategy also looks to give survivors of sexual assaults more control over
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
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
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
In his first act as the new mayor of Anchorage, Dave Bronson called a press conference on July 1 to announce four directives that will guide the early days of his administration. SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY CITY The first directive declares that Anchorage is a
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