One of the least publicized portions of Novermber 5th’s statewide ballot include the slate of various judges that routinely come up for a retention vote. In this edition of Courtwatch that originally aired in October of 2000, attorney Tom Wagner reviews the judicial appointment and retention process, and how each judge’s performance is rated by the Alaska Judicial Council. Click on the related link below for ratings and questionairre results for all the judges on this year’s ballot.Related Link: Alaska Judicial Council
- If you’re living in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta a hundred years from now, it’s going to be hot and wet, according to a new study by scientists at the International Arctic Research Center, an institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
- Tribal leaders from around Southeast Alaska gathered Sept. 14 in Sitka to welcome home a Chilkat robe associated with one of the most famous figures in modern Alaskan history.
- North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho claims that under international law, his country can legally shoot down U.S. military planes — even if they're not in North Korea's airspace.
- According to Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, approximately 400 gallons of an oily water mix had been recovered from the Port of Valdez as of Saturday night.