Alaska Public Media

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DOC inmate dies by apparent suicide, the 9th in-custody death this year

A man at the Wildwood Correctional Complex died by apparent suicide Tuesday, though his death is still under investigation. According to a State Trooper dispatch, Walter Shade, 30, of Soldotna was arrested and sent to Wildwood Pre-Trial Facility on September 1 for stealing $3,000 worth of tires from a store earlier this summer.

Lawsuit targets Mat-Su Borough marijuana initiative

In a last-minute bid to overturn a Matanuska-Suisitna Borough ballot initiative banning commercial marijuana, some cannabis supporters have served the Borough with a lawsuit. The complaint wants the courts to force the Borough to take the initiative off the October election ticket, and the outcome of the case could have widespread implications.

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