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Governor Proposes More Funds and Legislation To Benefit Public Safety; Direct Impacts to Western AK

An aerial view of Nome. Photo: David Dodman, KNOM.

According to a statement from the Governor’s office, Walker’s budget adds $34 million for public safety efforts, money that would pay for two new prosecutors in Anchorage to help lead the charge in homicide cases, new prosecutors in Bethel and Kotzebue, a trooper pilot in Nome, and more. An additional $2 million would also allow troopers to travel for community policing efforts in rural communities.

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