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Appeal erodes trust in 'Unity Ticket'

...problems."Socially, the suffering that we're seeing is off the charts," said David Voluck, a Central Council court magistrate and co-author of "Alaska Natives and American Laws," one of the key legal texts addressing indigenous law in...
Magistrate rejects plea to reinstate mayor

KETCHIKAN - A Metlakatla Tribal Court magistrate dismissed a request from the Indian community's ousted mayor asking the court to reinstate him. John Scudero Jr. was elected...
Photo: Congratulations

...ceremony Thursday at the federal courthouse in Juneau. Nineteen people received their citizenship from U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Philip Pallenberg. Gov. Sarah Palin was the guest speaker. Sound off on the important issues at
DA: Accused talked about killing Wigen

...Harmon, 25, returned to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center after his arraignment Friday in Juneau District Court. Magistrate John W. Sivertsen set cash bail at $750,000, as requested by District Attorney Patrick Gullufsen. In an affidavit...
Fairbanks man accused in 'horrific' assault

...self-defense. Robert Cronkhite was arraigned on two counts of felony assault Monday before Fairbanks District Court Magistrate Nikole Schick, who called the allegations "nothing short of horrific." Court documents allege the 24-year-old...
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SEARHC brings on new director of planning and development SEARHC from the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, where she served as a tribal court magistrate for child support. During three years with the Central Council in Juneau, O'Gara conducted hearings and issued...
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Seward man found guilty of illegally selling firewood

...federal land along the Hope Highway and sold it. The firewood had been designated for personal use. U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge John D. Roberts scheduled sentencing for Sept. 30. The maximum faced by Moore is six months in jail and...
Man arrested for bank robbery

...Canadian money, according to Juneau court records. At an initial hearing Thursday afternoon in Juneau District Court, Magistrate John W. Sivertsen Jr. set bail at $20,000. Haapala did not enter pleas to the charges of first-degree robbery...
Six people in Ketchikan indicted in drug case on conspiracy charges

...with conspiracy. Griffin and Karels also are charged with possession with intent to distribute. U.S. District Court Magistrate Mary Guss determined that the six qualified to be represented by public defenders. Additional hearings are scheduled...
Cops to get warrants for party busts

...on underage drinking charges after throwing out all the evidence because it was gained illegally. Juneau District Court Magistrate John Sivertsen Jr. ruled the police's warrantless search this summer of a Switzer Village home was unconstitutional...


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