Three months ago, Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew announced a program to crack down on drunk driving with the help of citizen volunteers consisting of Anchorage Citizen Police Academy alumni. So far, it's worked. Through mid-November, 23 drunk drivers have been nabbed.
Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan on Monday vetoed $750,000 intended to pay for police officers working inside Anchorage schools -- funding added by the Anchorage Assembly for the program at its Nov. 19 meeting.Sean Doogan
In response, Anchorage Municipal Attorney Dennis Wheeler and Police Chief Mark Mew issued a statement saying that the officer who fatally shot Shane Tasi has been cleared of any violation of the law.Suzanna Caldwell, Jerzy Shedlock
The renovated and expanded offices for lawmakers will be "fabulous," said Rep. Mike Hawker, who personally handled the deal with real estate developer Mark Pfeffer. Others, however, contend they're much too expensive for a state facing a deficit. Pat Forgey