Police & Fire for Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

...they engaged in mutual physical aggression. They were separated, and police said they would file a report with the city attorney's office.? At 4:27 p.m. Sunday, a 38-year-old man was arrested for unlawfully contacting a 24-year-old...
Sitka plans town hall on marijuana regulation

...personal use, public consumption is banned. But Sitka City Attorney Robin Koutchak told the assembly this week that public...percent of Sitka voters supported the ballot measure, the city attorney noted."So we really feel that there's a huge group...
JPD investigates gunshots in the valley

...not immediately available.Additional charges in the illegal discharge of a weapon case have been forwarded to the city attorney's office, police said.Alcohol was not a factor in the incident, police said.
Empire Editorial: For Gastineau Apartments, eminent domain should be a last resort like the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation can make that happen.Barrett says he has potential buyers, but city attorney Amy Mead told the Empire that none have been in contact with her. Until a serious private buyer steps forward, the...
Pot prices plunge in Washington

...many as 300 unlicensed medical marijuana dispensaries, said Rick Garza, the liquor board's director.Seattle's city attorney this week proposed closing illegal dispensaries and folding the medical market into the regulated system."It makes...
Man exits by hotel window to avoid arrest

...Misdemeanor charges of unlawful contact, domestic violence assault and criminal mischief were filed against him with the city attorney's office, and two arrest warrants and court summons were issued at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. One warrant was to...
Assembly blocks marijuana paperwork

...tobacco store to permit smoking. That would open the door for a marijuana store to allow consumption of marijuana. City Attorney Amy Mead clarified that there is only one exception to the ordinance, which is for an outdoor patio. "We voted to...
Waiting game for weed?

...commercial marijuana sales."We are pretty consistent with what other states have done, like Washington and Colorado," city attorney Amy Mead told the Empire on Wednesday.She said it has been a standard practice in most states so far to delay licensing...
Dog owner demands answers after pug is electrocuted

...said she told the officer it was grounds for a lawsuit."His response was, 'Well, you can take that up with the city attorney,'" she said.Buchanan said she was deeply "disturbed" by the incident and later went to the JPD station to request...
Today in History

...mayor, with voters handing a solid victory to City Controller Annise Parker after a hotly contested runoff with former city attorney Gene Locke. Rescue crews found the body of a climber on Oregon's Mount Hood while two others remained missing...


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-3028
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2270
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback