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
- Senate President Pete Kelly said he plans to hold votes on the nominees before the legislative session ends.
- Trump's plans to consider scaling back national monuments likely won’t affect Alaska, but the president still gave a shout out to the state in his speech.
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- The U.S. Coast Guard has cleaned up controversial graffiti that was found spray-painted on a World War II bunker in Unalaska last month.