A grand jury indicted Tallon Westlake on charges of first-degree murder — that is, for allegedly acting with intent in killing his father — and second-degree murder, under the alternate theory that he showed “extreme indifference” to his father’s life.
Early indications are that the father and son had fought over a rental dispute related to the South Anchorage apartment where Dean Westlake died.
In 2018, Jody Potts was the target of misconduct from then-Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott. He resigned two days later, but the details of what happened have never been publicly told until now.
John Lincoln, the Alaska state representative who represents the Northwest Arctic and North Slope boroughs, says he will not run for reelection.
The council adopted a separate professional workplace conduct policy. It prohibits a variety of behavior.
They said in a letter to Walker that it would unfair to either confirm or reject Walker’s appointment of Randall Kowalke to replace Dunleavy.
Anchorage Rep. Ivy Spohnholz said the Democratic party will more closely scrutinize candidates’ past conduct in the future.
In the weeks since the state legislature convened, there’s been a workplace training, proposed changes to the legislature’s sexual harassment policy and allegations made against one lawmaker — Bethel Democrat Rep. Zach Fansler — who has now resigned.
In this newscast: Alaska House leadership calls for the resignation of Rep. Zach Fansler following allegations of an assault on a Juneau woman and Juneau Empire reporter James Brooks on how he learned about this sensitive story and what it means for the legislature.
Juneau Empire reporter James Brooks reported Saturday that Bethel Democrat Zach Fansler allegedly slapped a woman in his room at the Alaska Hotel on Jan. 13 after a night out drinking. Brooks sat down with KTOO’s Adelyn Baxter to share how he reported this sensitive story.