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Focus on safety for AFN convention in Fairbanks

Officials in Fairbanks are busy setting up a round-the-clock Public Service Safety Center for the upcoming Alaska Federation of Natives convention.

The Fairbanks Police Department is using a $65,000 Homeland Security grant to set up the 24-hour, seven-day center for the convention, which will be held October 17-22. The goal is to make the experience safe for attendees and provide help where it is needed.

Upwards of 3,500 people are expected to attend the convention. It is being held in Fairbanks for the first time since 1988. The convention is otherwise held in Anchorage.

Get the Story:
Police grant would set up 24-hour safety center for AFN (The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner 6/15)

Relevant Links:
Alaska Federation of Natives -

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