Rachelle Waterman was sentenced on July 15th in Craig to three years in prison for her role in the brutal murder of her mother six years ago. As Deanna Garrison reports, an Anchorage jury found the 22 year old woman guilty in February of criminally negligent homicide. She was not convicted on much more serious charges of murder and kidnapping.
- Southeast’s largest tribal organization will soon be able to offer an alternative to the court system for some criminal cases.
- Joe Nelson of Juneau said many in the delegation felt strongly that the position should be filled by a tribal representative.
- The Presbyterian Church officially apologized to indigenous people across the country during a gathering of Alaska Native people this weekend. For decades the church took part in the forced removal of children from their homes and families.
- Polls show the presidential race is unusually tight in Alaska. Juneau residents attending two election events shared their opinions on the polls and the candidates.