In this edition of Courtwatch that aired Thursday, local attorney John Gaguine reviews commercial free speech issues recently before the Alaska and U.S. Supreme Courts. The first case involved advertising for adult-oriented businesses in Anchorage and the other case focused on a court challenge to a popular song parody.Related Link: “Barbie Girl” Gets Stamp Of Approval From Supreme Court
- Gov. Bill Walker has signed legislation he says will provide more timber for Alaska’s mills. But it probably won’t be that much of an increase.
- The state department of Health and Social Services announced the first known case of the Zika virus in the state July 22, belonging to a patient treated at SEARHC’s Mt. Edgcumbe Hospital in Sitka.
- Bristol Bay is home to the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world. The 2 billionth salmon was landed sometime, by someone, on July 6, 2016.
- The Alaska Supreme Court overturned the state’s parental notification law for minors who are seeking abortions.