Alaskans may be booted from crucial halibut vote

...the council's designated NOAA General Counsels, Lauren Smoker and John Lepore, in consultation...Department of Commerce Office of the General Counsel, Ethics Law and Programs Division.Kinneen...Ward at the NOAA Office of the General Counsel requesting a review of the recusals...
Probe prompted by funds paid to mayor's family for purchases

...interview request but issued a statement through a spokeswoman."I made the request for the Assembly to hire independent counsel to review the borough's internal policies in order to maintain the public's confidence and trust," the statement said...
Pot legal, but finances remain in black market

...of marijuana is a federal offense."Sarah Melton, legal counsel for Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union, agrees."The federal...according to the Alaska Marijuana Industry Association's legal counsel Jana Weltzin. The Native regional corporations, however...
Testimony finishes in doc's child porn trial

...files go once they are deleted and remain until another file overwrites them.Outside the presence of the jury Monday, co-counsel Assistant Federal Public Defender Dan Poulson argued that the government did not have sufficient evidence to prove the "possession...
Pope Francis at 2-year mark

...impossible-to-label pontiff, a social justice-minded Jesuit who firmly upholds church doctrine on abortion, but willingly counsels transgender couples. He calls himself a faithful son of the church but dismisses theologians as obstacles to evangelization...
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Obama commutes sentences for 46

...roughly 2,100 commutation petitions have been received so far this fiscal year, and about 7,900 are pending.White House counsel Neil Eggleston predicted the president would issue even more commutations before leaving office, but added that "clemency...
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Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling

WASHINGTON - Medicare said Wednesday it plans to pay doctors to counsel patients about end-of-life care, the same idea that sparked accusations of "death panels" and fanned a political furor around...
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Lewis Law Firm comes to Juneau

...After her clerkship, her experience in Alaska includes internships with Trustees for Alaska and NOAA's Office of General Counsel, as well as a year with the Alaska State Legislature.Weinstein is a trained mediator and conducted mediations for the Alaska...
3 insurers plan to leave market hasn't written that kind of policy in several years.In a letter to Wing-Heier dated May 11, Rajini Sharma, counsel for Aetna, said the company looked at several factors in making its decision, including whether it could provide affordable...
Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

...stall and make mischief," said Kenneth D. Upton, senior counsel for Lambda Legal, a law office that specializes in LGBT issues...said Mat Staver, founder of the conservative law firm Liberty Counsel. "People who think it might die down underestimate that this...
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