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Governments seek more time in Exxon Valdez case

Governments seek more time in Exxon Valdez caseThe state and federal governments say they are closer to deciding whether to pursue additional money for restoration work following the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill but need more time.

Lawmakers discuss resolutions to strengthen states’ rights

A state Senate committee heard presentations on an effort to amend the U.S. Constitution and enable states to overturn certain federal decisions.

Bill would remove some records from online court system

Bill would remove some records from online court systemApplicable cases would be ones that resulted in a person being acquitted of all charges or having those charges dismissed, or in which someone was acquitted on some charges and had the remaining charges dropped.

State asks court for more time on adoption case

State asks court for more time on adoption caseThe state on Monday asked the Alaska Supreme Court for more time in a case involving the adoption of a Yup’ik child, a case that tribes say will determine how the Indian Child Welfare Act, or ICWA, will be implemented in Alaska.

Gay marriage among topics at Richards’ confirmation hearing

Richards told the House Judiciary Committee during a confirmation hearing that his duty is to defend the state's constitution.

House lawmaker introduces bill to address pet custody

House lawmaker introduces bill to address pet custodyPets could be considered marital property under a bill proposed in the state House.

Reinbold loses most committee assignments after budget vote

Reinbold loses most committee assignments after budget voteA conservative Republican lawmaker who broke with her caucus in voting against the state operating budget has been stripped of most of her committee assignments.

Regents bill, ‘countermand’ convention among things to watch

Regents bill, ‘countermand’ convention among things to watchThe state operating budget cleared a hurdle this past week by passing the Alaska House. It's on its way to the Senate.

Gov. names Hull, Mezirow as top picks federal fishery panel

Gov. Bill Walker named two Alaska fishermen as his top picks to serve on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.