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City's weed minds worry about 'Club Fed'

...recreational marijuana. CBJ attorney Amy Mead presented committee members with a 2013 letter from deputy U.S. attorney general James M. Cole, meant to provide guidance to attorneys in municipalities across the country.Mead told the committee...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-27/citys-weed-minds-worry-about-club-fed
Local
Same-sex marriage mixes with tribal sovereignty

...CCTHITA's tribal court, Peterson said, "You'll have to ask the state."A phone call on Friday afternoon to the Attorney General's office was not returned as of publication and the question of tribal sovereignty in the state is a murky one...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-23/same-sex-marriage-mixes-tribal-sovereig
Local
Gov. Walker says he'll dismiss Point Thomson lawsuit

...private citizen in 2012. Helping him with the case was his law partner at the time, Craig Richards, who is now the attorney general."It was time," Walker said in speaking with reporters about the decision. "It was one that I felt needed to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-12/gov-walker-says-hell-dismiss-point-thom
State | AK legislature
Ex-acting adjutant general to retire from National Guard

...investigated by law enforcement; whether any cases were handled appropriately by prosecutors; and other matters.Attorney General Craig Richards told the Senate State Affairs Committee on Thursday that Collins will not have subpoena powers because...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-06/ex-acting-adjutant-general-retire-natio
State
Alaska 'right to die' bill proposed

...doctor-prescribed medication to die.Oregon, Washington, Montana and Vermont allow patients to seek aid in dying. In New Mexico, a court ruling cleared the way for it, but that ruling is being challenged by the state's attorney general.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-10/alaska-right-die-bill-proposed
State | AK legislature
State seeks delay in Indian Country expansion

...Bill Walker is asking for more time to assess the potential impact of expanding Indian Country in Alaska.State Attorney General Craig Richards is requesting a six-month delay in a case before a federal appeals court in a long-running battle...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-09/state-seeks-delay-indian-country-expans
State
Alaska bill would let terminally ill make decision to die

...aid in dying. In New Mexico, a court ruling cleared the way for it, but that ruling is being challenged by the attorney general of that state.The death last year of Brittany Maynard in Oregon brought the issue back into the national conversation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-09/alaska-bill-would-let-terminally-ill-ma
State
Juneau delegation pens capital creep letter

...details worked out after legislative session," Cotten said.A Department of Law spokesperson said in the past that Attorney General Craig Richards and his family might end up living in Juneau year-round.Department of Labor and Workforce Development...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-04
Local | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Word as bond

...the issue."I have been advised by my attorney general that I need to defer to my attorney general on those things," Walker told the Daily News in December.Attorney General Craig Richards - who was Walker's law...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-03/alaska-editorial-word-bond
Opinion
Trouble in Paradise makes ABC not so easy

...process that included a random drawing, an assistant attorney general and a judge.Paradise owner and chef Joan Deering...in-person hearing in September 2014. Assistant Attorney General Harriet Milks represented the executive director of...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-01/trouble-paradise-makes-abc-not-so-easy
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