The Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica are investigating sexual violence in Alaska, and why the situation isn’t getting better.
Seventy people, including elders and Alaska public officials, gathered in Kotzebue for a public conversation on a well-known but rarely discussed statewide problem.
The Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica will hold an event in Kotzebue, site of 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr’s killing, to explore sexual violence in Alaska.
At a gathering in Anchorage, the U.S. attorney general said he would work to provide greater security in rural areas.
At least one in three Alaska villages has no local law enforcement. Sexual abuse runs rampant, public safety resources are scarce, and Governor Mike Dunleavy wants to cut the budget.
Something has changed in the way Alaskans talk about sexual assault. A yearlong partnership between the Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica aims to highlight the stories of violence and survival in the final frontier.
We asked more than 500 organizations representing 195 communities if they employ a police officer of any kind. Of that number, 70 communities reported having no police at some point in 2019.
The Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica have teamed up to listen. Do you work with victims, in government or law enforcement? We need to hear from you, too.
Most Popular Stories
- How Teach for America Evolved Into an Arm of the Charter School Movement
- More Instances of Fraud and Mismanagement Over New Jersey Tax Incentives Surface in New Report
- There Has Been an Explosion of Homicides in California’s County Jails. Here’s Why.
- The Story Behind Jared Kushner’s Curious Acceptance Into Harvard
- Chicken Farmers Thought Trump Was Going to Help Them. Then His Administration Did the Opposite.