Courtwatch, a weekly review of Alaska and United States appellate court decisions, focuses on a recent memorandum opinion and judgement that overturned the conviction of a man charged in a robbery, kidnapping and assualt. Prosecutors had introduced evidence alleging regular drug use by the defendant.Related Link: Christopher Bailey v. State of Alaska
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- Mt. Edgecumbe High School's wrestling team was recognized for completing a program meant to curb sexual abuse and assault.
- The Department of Public Safety counted the most sexual assault cases per capita in western Alaska during 2015.
- NPR has confirmed that intelligence officials say it's now "quite clear" Russian hackers worked to tip the presidency in Donald Trump's favor. Trump's transition team has dismissed the assessment.