31, Mar 2015 - Juneau, AK Digital Book Club offers free access to ebook about experience of teaching Shakespeare in prison
Residents of Southeast communities including Juneau, Petersburg, Ketchikan, Haines, Gustavus, Craig and Coffman Cove can now take part in what is being billed as the first-ever "global eBook club" -- Big Library Read -- through Listen Alaska Plus (http://listenalaska.libraryreserve.com).
31, Mar 2015 - Juneau, AK Senate panel holding summit on crime
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Senate Judiciary Committee is planning to hold a crime summit Wednesday afternoon. A focus will be on reducing Alaska's recidivism rates. In a press release, the committee's chair, Sen. Lesil McGuire, said if the state continues on the path it's on, it will have to ...
29, Mar 2015 - Juneau, AK Coghill, Ellis continue fighting recidivism with bill
JUNEAU — Last session a bipartisan group of legislators passed a sweeping bill to rethink Alaska’s crime and corrections system by helping offenders from returning to costly prison beds or out of them
29, Mar 2015 - Fabe stresses importance of rural presence, tribal relations
JUNEAU — Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe on Wednesday stressed the importance of working with tribal courts and the need to maintain rural access to the court system during her annual address to lawmakers. Fabe, who is in her third term, delivered her State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the Alaska Legislature. The court system, like other state agencies, is looking ...
27, Mar 2015 - Juneau, AK Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal recreational marijuana
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America’s wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings. Making Alaska the third state to legalize recreational marijuana was the goal of a coalition including libertarians, rugged individualists and small-government Republicans […]
27, Mar 2015 - Juneau, AK Bill would remove some records from online court system
JUNEAU, Alaska — Republican Rep. Tammie Wilson has proposed legislation that would remove certain criminal cases from the state's online court-records system. Applicable cases would be ones that resulted in a person being acquitted of all charges or having those charges dismissed, or in which someone was acquitted on some charges and had the remaining charges dropped. Those records could not be ...
12, Oct 2014 - Judge rules in Alaska Native voting rights case
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered the state to take additional steps to provide voting materials to Alaska Native voters with limited English for the upcoming election.
12, Oct 2014 - Judge rules in Alaska Native voting rights case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A federal judge on Monday ordered the state to take additional steps to provide voting materials to Alaska Native voters with limited English.
12, Oct 2014 - Alaska ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional
By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Sunday ruled that the state of Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Judge Timothy Burgess of the U.S. District Court for Alaska made the ruling after hearing oral arguments on Friday challenging the state's 16-year-old ban, saying it added to discrimination already faced by gay and lesbian people every day ...
11, Oct 2014 - State of Alaska defends gay-marriage ban
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Citizens, not the courts, should decide whether the definition of marriage includes same-sex couples, the state of Alaska said in court papers filed Friday.
10, Oct 2014 - Anchorage, AK Juneau Police Officer Takes On Criminal Justice Reform
Juneau Police Lt. Kris Sell has been appointed by Gov. Sean Parnell to serve on the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission. Sell is the only active police officer to serve on the commission, which was created by a bill that passed the legislature earlier this year. Its purpose is to evaluate sentencing laws and law enforcement practices, and to make recommendations for improving the system, which ...
10, Oct 2014 - Alaskan gay marriage ban to be debated in federal court
By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A federal judge will hear oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging Alaska's 16-year-old constitutional ban on gay marriage on Friday, following a week of court rulings backing same-sex unions in seven other states. The hearing comes days after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals legalized the unions in Nevada and Idaho, and the U.S. Supreme Court upheld ...
10, Oct 2014 - Attorneys in Alaska: Right to marry is fundamental
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys for the gay couples challenging Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage say the right to marry is fundamental and due to all individuals.
08, Oct 2014 - Alaska elections office ordered to expand language assistance
By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A federal judge has ordered Alaska election officials to go further in offering translation assistance to native-language voters in a ruling that one civil rights lawyer said on Tuesday may have implications for non-English speakers in other states. The decision, issued on Monday, gives the state the six weeks that remain before the Nov. 4 elections to ...
05, Apr 2014 - Appeals court sides with Alaska on roadless rule
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A divided federal appeals court panel on Wednesday sided with the state of Alaska in reversing a decision that reinstated prohibitions on road-building and the harvesting of timber in the nation's largest national forest. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of ...
03, Apr 2014 - Petersburg Pilot -
JUNEAU (AP) — A divided federal appeals court panel has sided with the state of Alaska in reversing a decision that reinstated the roadless rule in the Tongass National Forest.
01, Apr 2014 - Photographer Court Leve captures massive flock of seagulls in Alaska
Court Leve, of California, snapped the aerial shots from a helicopter on his journey from Juneau to Cordova in Alaska.