U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr is in Alaska this week to speak to leaders around the state regarding public safety and justice issues.
He arrived late this afternoon at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson.
Barr will begin his speaking tour in Anchorage at the Alaska Native Justice Roundtable at Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium on Wednesday at 1:45 pm.
Barr is also expected to visit the Alaska State Crime Lab on Thursday.
Must Read Alaska has learned that Barr is expected to appear on the Fairbanks show “Problem Corner” show hosted by Dave Pruhs on KFAR 660 between 11-12 am on Friday. But his schedule has been a closely guarded secret.
Last month, Sen. Lisa Murkowski invited Barr to visit Alaska to witness the state of tribal justice on the Last Frontier. In response, Barr said he had already planned a trip to look into the problem of violence against Native women, a topic that Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan have been highlighting lately.
The visit is being coordinated with Murkowski’s and Sullivan’s offices and Barr is expected to spend most of Wednesday with Sen. Sullivan. Must Read Alaska has not confirmed that Gov. Michael Dunleavy or Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson will be meeting with Barr.
Dunleavy is speaking at the Alaska Oil and Gas Association annual meeting in Anchorage on Thursday, the same day Barr will also be in Anchorage.