A federal appeals court declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage in 30 other states.
ANCHORAGE - The federal appeals court for the West on Wednesday issued a temporary halt to gay marriages in Alaska, just hours before most couples would be allowed to tie the knot.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. - The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to switch gears on more than 30 years of regulating the muddy water running off logging roads into rivers. At issue: Should the U.S.
Years ago, any Alaska governor who even hinted that he might not defend Alaska's newly won state rights against federal inroads would have been tarred and feathered and run out of the state.
Scott Lamb, an official spokesman for Coeur d'Alene's Kensington Mine, was quoted in the Aug. 6 Juneau Empire.
DALLAS - A federal appeals court has again ordered a court in Alaska to reconsider a multibillion dollar punitive damages award against ExxonMobil Corp. for the Exxon Valdez oil spill. ExxonMobil, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, said Friday it should pay no more than $25 million in damages - a fraction of the original $5 billion award. A jury in Alaska approved a $5 billion award to punish the company for spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound in 1989.
A federal appeals court has again ordered a court in Alaska to reconsider a multibillion dollar punitive damages award against Exxon Mobil Corp. for the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Exxon Mobil, the world's largest publicly traded oil company, said Friday it should pay no more than $25 million in damages - a fraction of the original $5 billion award.
Former governor and gubernatorial candidate Tony Knowles earlier this week urged three environmental groups to drop their lawsuit against the Kensington gold mine.
Lawmakers on Thursday went on a fact-finding mission to learn more about the Kensington Mine operations, as a pending lawsuit could have implications on the future of mining in Alaska, they said.
U.S. District Judge John Sedwick on Friday granted former state representative Bruce Weyhrauch of Juneau a May 9 trail date in the Capital City.
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