Alaska Resource Education, which promotes the oil and gas, mining and forestry industries in Alaska’s schools, is suing former Executive Director Michelle Brunner, alleging she embezzled at least $187,000.
The ACLU lawsuit alleges violations of state and federal civil rights protections stemming from mishandled police investigations of sexual assaults of Alaska Native women.
The court clerk offered an explanation as to why Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Joel Bolger made public statements related to two of the four listed grounds for recalling Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
The Alaska Supreme Court ruled last week that the Recall Dunleavy campaign can start gathering signatures.
Alaska Native leaders and justice advocates packed a Senate hearing room for an update on what Congress and the Trump administration are doing to address the MMIW issue.
Attorneys for Peter Metcalfe argue that barring him from paying back his retirement refund and denying him employment as a state employee with Tier I retirement benefits violates the Alaska Constitution.
The judiciary’s independence has been the subject of two high-profile cases. Both are in response to Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s decision to veto more than $334,700 from the courts’ budget because he disagreed with court rulings on public funding of abortions.
Joshua Kindred previously worked as a prosecutor in the Anchorage district attorney’s office and as counsel for the Alaska Oil and Gas Association.
The State of the Judiciary address tends to focus on administrative issues in the court system, like caseloads, staffing and budgeting. This year, however, there’s an elephant in the room.
Kenneth Manzanares pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the July 2017 death of Kristy Manzanares.