According to plaintiff Robert Corbisier, the entirely by-mail election discriminates against visually impaired voters.
Federal District Court Judge John Sedwick ruled in October that Dunleavy and his former chief of staff violated the First Amendment rights of two state doctors by requiring them to sign what they deemed a loyalty pledge. The Legislature must now decide whether to fund settlement payments of $495,000 in the state budget.
Alaskans will have a new way to vote in state elections starting in 2022. Here’s how it will work.
The abrupt firing of Permanent Fund Corporation Director Angela Rodell in December surprised and concerned many Alaskans, including some lawmakers.
Critical state jobs are going unfilled this year. That’s led to unplowed roads, ferries tied up at the dock and slowdowns in the court system.
S&P Global Ratings dropped Anchorage’s rating from AAA to AA+ last week, citing a decline in the city’s available funds during recovery from the 2018 earthquake and the coronavirus pandemic.
Fourteen doctors were briefly licensed in an effort to meet COVID-19 demands but none practiced medicine in Alaska before losing their licenses or agreeing to give them up, officials say.
By and large, the grief — and the stories — of Alaskans who died in the unfolding wave of the coronavirus pandemic have remained private.
Christopher Carmichael, a former Bethel elementary school principal, is currently serving a 15-year federal sentence for attempted coercion and enticement of a minor and a 25-year sentence for sexual abuse of a minor.
Taylor noted that the Department of Law’s budget request includes 10 new prosecutors and nine new support staff that would focus on sex crimes.