After hung jury, Kowalski won't be retried for first-degree murder

...that count.Assistant Attorney General James Fayette, who prosecuted the case for the Office of Special Prosecutions and Appeals, asked the judge to dismiss the count of first-degree murder rather than trying Kowalski on that charge again."After...
Give Alaskans a good grievance law

...power to the psychiatric institutions and certification organizations to create a patient grievance procedure, due process, appeal process and the impartial body with no precise regulations from the state that cover all facilities.Behavioral health grantee...
Juneau runners prepare for Boston Marathon had been in the finish line area roughly one hour before the first explosion waiting for John to finish."The appeal of running Boston this year has everything to do with being there last year as a spectator," Jamie Bursell said. "I had...
Appeals court sides with Alaska on roadless rule

JUNEAU - A divided federal appeals court panel has sided with the state...The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision Wednesday, be arbitrary and capricious.The appeals court panel sent the matter back to...
TRS pulled from education bill in House

...he had called for, such as allowing students to test out of and earn credit for courses they have mastered and providing an appeals process for charter schools as a way to improve access to those schools. It also included an increase in the base student...
State | AK legislature
Jurors hear closing arguments

...have to pick up the 12-gauge shotgun?" asked the Anchorage-based prosecutor with the Office of Special Prosecutions and Appeals. "You're inside a hotel room. Do you really think a bear's going to jump through the window or break down the door...
Empire Editorial: Economies, like species, must evolve or die

...Rule.The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 this week to reinstate exempt...but the fact the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals returned it is a positive sign. It's...disagree with a higher one, but the court of appeals ruling should hold some weight. Conservationists...
Alaska wins roadless rule case on appeal

...2-1 decision Wednesday, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a 2011 ruling and reinstated an exemption that had...did the state, which is why they acted so quickly to file an appeal to that decision," Murkowski said. "I applaud the Ninth...
Appeals court reinstates BP shareholders' lawsuit

ANCHORAGE - A federal appeals court on Thursday reinstated a shareholders...of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the U.S. District Court...gallons a day for several weeks.The appeals court said shareholders adequately argued...
Italy appeals court upholds murder conviction against US student Amanda Knox

FLORENCE, Italy - An appeals court in Florence on Thursday upheld the guilty verdict against U...Lawyers for Knox and her co-defendant, Raphael Sollecito, vowed to appeal to Italy's highest court, a process that will take at least another...


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