Frustrated advocates and families point to overcrowding in prisons, inconsistent precautions and a general lack of transparency from the Department of Corrections.
ACLU senior counsel Susan Orlansky says the justices’ decision outlines how the state’s regulations potentially fall afoul of the U.S. Constitution on free speech and due process grounds.
Many wondered aloud on social media why the D.C. rioters were treated differently than those who protested for racial justice in 2020.
For some of the young Tuluksak volunteers, this is their first time looking for a missing body.
The Haines Borough says it is still unsafe for some residents return to their homes on Beach Road after a landslide swept through the area last month. But some homeowners say they need access so they can gather belongings and protect their homes from deteriorating while they’re unoccupied.
In the urban avalanche advisory for Tuesday, Juneau emergency programs manager Tom Mattice wrote that recent storms have brought cycles of snow, rain and freezing mist, leading to a snowpack that was “definitely developing more questionable weak layers.”
Alaska State Troopers report that the body of Nick Garner, 39, was found last Wednesday, four days after a skiff laden with a snowmachine in its bow hit a large wave and overturned with three men aboard.
Two men, Peter Sallaffie and Joseph Hale, drove into an unmarked open hole in the ice near Tuluksak. The loss marks the first deaths to open water along the Kuskokwim River this winter.
By failing to collect those DNA samples, law enforcement has left Alaska’s DNA database with crucial gaps, allowing at least one serial rapist to go undetected.
First of two parts: In the state with the highest rate of sexual assault in the nation, testing the backlog of rape kits may not be enough. Many were from cases where the identity of the suspect was already known, or were opened only to find no usable DNA.