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No cops, no problem: Alaska town loses police, but not order


August 4, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A small, isolated town at the edge of Alaska's Aleutian Islands had no police oversight for several days after its three officers quit in quick succession, followed by the police chief's resignation.

The predicament that befell the remote community of Sand Point illustrates the persistent challenges of life in rural parts of the vast state, including hiring and keeping workers, officials say. Many communities are off Alaska's limited road system, where cost-of-living expenses can be astronomical and life is far removed from the convenience of urban centers.

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