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Give Alaskans a good grievance law

...Paraphrasing: The state's complete delegation of the state's authority to private hospitals performing forced evaluations, civil commitments must be matched with state regulations and laws that set precise standards; patient grievance requirements, etc...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-04-18/give-alaskans-good-grievance-law
Letters
'Jackson's Law' clears house

...bill would make Alaska the 41st state allowing parents to file civil lawsuits for such actions."There is no loss more devastating...said Sen. McGuire. "Currently, Alaskan families have no civil recourse when suffering the loss of an unborn child through...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-18/jacksons-law-clears-house
State | AK legislature
Legislative digest for Sunday, April 13, 2014

...volunteer their services in the state to be covered under Alaska's civil immunities law, Alaskans will benefit."The legislation amends...care providers who volunteer health care services immunity from civil liability. HB269 extends these same provisions to out-of-state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/legislative-digest-sunday-april-13-2014
State | AK legislature
Tire expert testifies in Kodiak murder trial

...minutes in an airport bathroom.Bolden works for Standards Testing Labs in Massillon, Ohio, and usually testifies on tires in civil cases. The engineer worked for Goodyear for 30 years before joining the testing lab to analyze tires and wheels and why they...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-15/tire-expert-testifies-kodiak-murder-tri
State
Troopers continue to investigate Homer fatality

...victim without written consent filed with the court.In March, Rael-Catholic was one of two people listed as defendants in a civil case involving forcible entry. That case had not been closed.It is not uncommon for violent incidents to raise feelings of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-11/troopers-continue-investigate-homer-fat
State
William Lawrence Klockenteger

...and John, and their families.Larry graduated from Juneau High School in Alaska in 1960, and went on to earn his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Alaska in Fairbanks in 1966. He spent almost four decades working for the Federal Highway...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000170573678
Dr. Walter Soboleff Day passes House

...legislators want Alaskans to remember a Tlingit Native of the Raven clan who devoted much of his life to advancing Alaskan Natives' civil rights.The state House of Representatives voted unanimously Thursday to set aside Nov. 14 each year as Dr. Walter Soboleff...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-28/dr-walter-soboleff-day-passes-house
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Depriving Alaskans of the democratic process

...merits." Courts ferret out frivolous applications for TROs and injunctions, as do the Rules of Civil Procedure. Existing statutes also allow civil liability for "malicious" injunction petitioners, which can include comprehensive damages. Indeed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-03/my-turn-depriving-alaskans-democratic
Opinion
State mental health laws are a work in progress

...the forced psychiatric evaluations are performed by private or non-profit hospitals (psychiatric units) and a third of the civil commitments. When an individual is picked up and transported for forced psychiatric evaluation by the police, they are handcuffed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-04/state-mental-health-laws-are-work-pro
Opinion
Fun tournament, cloudy future for NCAA

...schools with very different missions, tries to resolve issues on several fronts."It doesn't look good for them," said civil engineering professor Timothy Ross, the University of New Mexico's representative at the reform-minded Coalition on Intercollegiate...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-04/fun-tournament-cloudy-future-ncaa
Sports

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