A case recently before the Kansas Supreme Court concerned the validity of the marriage and estate of a Kansas businessman. His estranged son argued that the marriage was not valid and, thereby, the wife was ineligible for a share of the estate since she was really a man. Attorney John Gaguine sorts it all out and predicts how a case involving sexual reassignment surgery would likely play out in an Alaska courtroom.Related Link: In the matter of the estate of Marshall Gardiner
- Most places in Alaska are wetter than normal for August, but it's been especially rainy in Ketchikan.
- Southeast Alaska lawmakers spent time during the legislative session working to protect regional interests, including the ferry system.
- The judge gave the federal prosecutor 60 days to consider whether to pursue the death penalty. The defendant, Kenneth Manzanares of Santa Clara, Utah, pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder charge in the death of his wife, Kristy.
- A crosswalk in a downtown Juneau neighborhood is constantly being painted over in rainbow colors. Depending on who you ask, It's either an expression of creativity or simple vandalism.