One of the least publicized portions of Novermber 5th’s statewide ballot include the slate of various judges that routinely come up for a retention vote. In this edition of Courtwatch that originally aired in October of 2000, attorney Tom Wagner reviews the judicial appointment and retention process, and how each judge’s performance is rated by the Alaska Judicial Council. Click on the related link below for ratings and questionairre results for all the judges on this year’s ballot.Related Link: Alaska Judicial Council
- The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program has proposed turning the 70-year-old boarding school into an accelerated high school. Some members of the Edgecumbe community aren't happy about that.
- Nora Edith Thomas is charged with two counts of second degree murder for the death of Christopher Kenney.
- The House passed a resolution that limits committees to working on bills that raise or spend state revenue. House Democrats raised concerns that the rule change would reduce transparency.
- The Juneau School District is facing a sixth year of budget cuts, and it’s handling the budget process a little differently than it has in recent years.