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Alaska appeals court hears subsistence case

...failed to weigh their spiritual right to fish for king salmon before imposing tight restrictions.The fishermen's Anchorage attorney, James J. Davis, said the state had a duty to accommodate the fishermen's religious beliefs. That defense...
Court ruling a victory for gay couples

...rights, opportunities, and protection under the law."Peter Renn, an attorney with Lambda Legal who worked with Anchorage attorney Eric Croft representing Harris, said the state cannot deny "the rights and responsibilities assigned to marriage...
Juneau School District hires special investigator for hazing case

An Anchorage attorney has signed on to help the Juneau School District investigate an incident in which incoming high school freshmen were allegedly...
State news in brief for Friday, Nov. 22

...Anchorage police is suing the police department, officers and the city, claiming reckless, excessive force was used.Anchorage attorney Philip Weidner is representing the family of Shane Tasi, who was fatally shot June 2012.Weidner says the lawsuit...
In Alaska village, banishment helps keep peace

...communities because no one tracks them."We like to think that we have the right to travel wherever we want," said Anchorage attorney Wayne Anthony Ross, who former Gov. Sarah Palin nominated for Alaska attorney general in 2009. "On the other...
Tribal leaders welcome Holder's voting access plan

ANCHORAGE - Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday his office will consult with tribes across the country to develop ways to increase voting access...
Republican Bill Walker joins race for governor

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage attorney Bill Walker jumped into the race for governor Monday and declared that construction of a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope...
Palin appoints Carey to Ketchikan bench

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage attorney has been appointed as a Superior Court judge in Ketchikan. Gov. Sarah Palin on Sunday appointed 54-year-old William B. Carey...
Nonresident begins term on state assessment board

...generated property tax of $237.4 million.The state this month set a pipeline value of just $5.6 billion. Anchorage attorney Bill Walker, who is running for governor as an independent, said the communities likely will again appeal that...
Trials begin in Native fishing case heard separately by a judge. Court dates are staggered out through January, according to Jim Davis Jr., an Anchorage attorney who is volunteering his services to the fishermen.Adolph Lupie, of Tuntutuliak, is among the fishermen awaiting...


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