01, Feb 2015 - Walker Names National Guard Special Investigator
Gov. Bill Walker has named a retired judge as his federal investigator into the Alaska National Guard. Patricia Collins, a former Superior Court judge for Juneau, will conduct the investigation into the Alaska National Guard. Download Audio
01, Feb 2015 - Court overturns murder conviction in 'Last Seduction' case
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Court of Appeals has overturned the murder conviction of man charged with killing his romantic rival at the urging of the woman they both hoped to marry.
31, Jan 2015 - Collins named special investigator for National Guard claims
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Attorney General Craig Richards has hired a retired state court judge to serve as a special investigator to look into allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct within the Alaska National Guard. Patricia Collins is expected to look at each allegation that has been made and determine if it was adequately investigated by law enforcement and handled appropriately by ...
31, Jan 2015 - Case Dismissed Against Hiker Who Freed Trapped Eagle
The State of Alaska dropped its case against a Juneau woman who was cited for springing legal traps and freeing a bald eagle. At Kathleen Adair’s arraignment Thursday, the district attorney asked the judge to dismiss the case and encouraged Adair to continue freeing eagles.
28, Jan 2015 - Alaska News Nightly: January 22, 2015
Walker Names National Guard Special Investigator; Sen. Sullivan Starts Committee Work; Bill Streur Hired As Medicaid Budget, Expansion Consultant; Healthcare.gov Navigators See Steady Enrollment As Deadline Approaches; Juneau Hiker Who Freed Trapped Eagle Due In Court Today; Faced With Marijuana Money Puzzle, Legislators Curious About A State-Run Bank; Mat-Su Borough Establishes Marijuana ...
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 - 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 ...
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.
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.