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
- Juneau Police Chief Bryce Johson said the crime bill made it less risky to commit property crime and its intended rehabilitation options haven't come online yet. At the same time, state prosecutors are pursuing fewer cases because of state budget cuts.
- Edgmon said he’s hopeful the Legislature will reach a fiscal solution that is both balanced in terms of serving vulnerable populations and sustainable into the future.
- Alaska Gov. Bill Walker will give his State of the State address from the Alaska State Capitol. Live coverage on Gavel Alaska and KTOO begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
- Alaska's senators had called on Trump to quit. They say they'll attend in support of the peaceful transition of power.