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Lawmakers approve $100K for LIO lawsuit

...R-Kodiak, said in a previous Empire report.The Legislature was served with one today. The suit, filed March 31 by Anchorage attorney James B. Gottstein, seeks to nullify the the 10-year lease. Gottstein, who owns the Alaska Building neighboring...
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Concerns raised about marijuana law

...on indigenous people over the years. He worries legalized pot may lead to more use and abuse.Matt Singer, an Anchorage attorney who has researched the law, said it won't change drug-free workplace policies but said employers will have...
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...
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...
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...
Judge invalidates part of statewide school funding mechanism

...appeal options.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough attorney's office referred questions Monday to Louisiana Cutler, an Anchorage attorney hired for the lawsuit. Cutler's office said she was unavailable this week, and Cutler didn't immediately return...
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...
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...


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