29, Mar 2015 - Alaska joins marijuana legalization festivities
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.
29, Mar 2015 - Battle Continues In Effort to Keep Statement Sealed and Fairbanks Four Behind Bars
An Alaska inmate is asking a state court to keep from being admitted as evidence a file containing comments he may have...
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 - Alaska News Nightly: March 27, 2015
Alaska Senate Delays Vote On Pot Legislation; Legislative Analyst Offers Gloomy Budget Outlook; Alaskans Testify On Governor's Medicaid Expansion Bill; Murkowski Adds Federal Land Disposal Measure to Budget; Court of Appeals Affirms Lower Court in Yup’ik Fishermen’s Case; Warm Interior Weather Turns Attention To River Breakup; Round-the-world Bicycle Traveler Stops Over in Fairbanks; Family of ...
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 ...
26, Mar 2015 - Supreme Court Grants Stay in Education Funding Case
The Alaska Supreme Court has granted the state’s motion for a stay pending appeal in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough’s lawsuit regarding education funding. In a brief one-page ruling, the order simply stated: “The motion is granted. The superior court’s judgment is stayed pending appeal.”
11, Oct 2014 - Is Georgia the next Senate curveball?
Plus: courts deal big blows to voter suppression, worrying signs for Dems in Alaska, and the Massachusetts guv race
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 ...
09, Oct 2014 - Ninth Circuit Upholds U.S. Authority Over Alaskan River
The National Park Service acted within its statutory authority when it banned hovercraft from the Nation River in Alaska, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday.
02, Apr 2014 - Both sides vow to keep fighting in Katie John subsistence case
FAIRBANKS – One day after the United States Supreme Court declined the state of Alaska’s appeal in the most recent iteration of the Katie John cases, the fight about subsistence hunting rights and the
07, Dec 2011 - Hearing to begin over fatal Coast Guard crash - Longview Daily News
He will make eventual recommendations to the Coast Guard's commanding officer in Alaska, Rear Admiral Thomas Ostebo, for the next course of action. Possibilities include dismissal of the charges, administrative action or court martial. Leone faces a ...