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Attorney general says public airing of Alaska National Guard issue needed for healing

  • Author: ociated Press
  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published January 14, 2015

Attorney General Craig Richards says for healing to occur following allegations of misconduct within the Alaska National Guard, there needs to be a public vetting of what happened.

Richards is expected to recommend to the governor a special investigator to look into the issue.

Richards said having someone within the Department of Law handle the matter was considered. But he said he felt it was important for a special investigator to be independent. He told APRN the investigator will be asked to produce a report.

Meanwhile, Richards also said his department, like others, is looking at ways to reduce costs.

He said no decision has been made on whether to pursue the state's appeal of a court decision striking down a ban on same-sex marriage in Alaska.

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