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Public Safety And A.G. William Barr's Visit On 'Talk Of Alaska'

U.S. Attorney General William Barr declared a law enforcement emergency in Alaska after vising rural communities that are facing some of the highest rates of violence without any kind of law enforcement. He is also pledging millions of dollars in emergency funds. On "Talk of Alaska," former state Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan and tribal rights attorney Lloyd Miller discussed Barr’s visit and its impact on the future of public safety in Alaska.

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10/24/2019

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10/21/2019

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10/20/2019

article 6 SD tribes awarded $4.2M in federal funds for public safety programs
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10/19/2019

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9/13/2019

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9/2/2019

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8/27/2019

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7/30/2019

article Alaska Native villages get $5M to combat violence
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7/26/2019

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7/25/2019

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7/22/2019

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7/13/2019

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7/10/2019

article Public Safety And A.G. William Barr's Visit On 'Talk Of Alaska'
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7/1/2019

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6/30/2019

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6/29/2019

article Barr announces over $10 million to fund law enforcement crisis in rural Alaska
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6/28/2019

article Justice Dept. offers emergency funding for law enforcement in Alaska Native villages
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6/10/2019

article AG Barr says ‘everything is on the table’ to solve Alaska’s public safety crisis
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6/4/2019

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6/2/2019

article As he visits a Kuskokwim River village, the U.S. attorney general calls public safety in rural Alaska an ‘emergency’
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