The ACLU lawsuit alleges violations of state and federal civil rights protections stemming from mishandled police investigations of sexual assaults of Alaska Native women.
Significant rain and snow, warmer temperatures and high winds are contributing to risk of avalanches off Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts.
The Haines Borough Police Department has officers on patrol or on call 24 hours a day. But at a public safety meeting last week, the department raised this question: Is that what Haines wants?
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.