A look at the provision under consideration by the Alaska Supreme Court as they decided a case involving three people who froze to death near the Denali Highway in 1996. Alaska State Troopers did not immediately start a full-scale search for the Olrun family, partly becuase of extreme cold conditions at the time.Related Link: Kiokun and Olrun v. State of Alaska
- “Scrap it,” said Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assemblyman Steve Colligan. “We would be better off spending $500,000 to send it to the scrapyard.”
- Some 34,000 Alaskans are eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits but don't apply. That's $65 million from the federal government that's not getting into local economies.
- Nick Pletnikoff, who has autism, was pepper-sprayed outside his home by Kodiak police in September. He was never charged with a crime. The family is suing for more than $100,000 plus punitive damages.
- Scalia was perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the Supreme Court. In his 29 years on the court, he achieved almost a cult following for dissents.