My Turn: Parnell, Sullivan vilified for protecting Alaska's sovereignty

...eliminate state fish and wildlife management on those lands and set in motion numerous changes to the tax systems, court systems, civil rights of residents, etc.Although Katie John's intentions were to protect her family's traditional subsistence...
Tribal courts fight to establish authority

...together, but warned that the process can be derailed by fighting over jurisdiction, especially when it comes to how the court systems handle crime."The state does not support a separate criminal jurisdictions. ... I hope it does not become the...
Report addresses public safety on tribal land

...touches on that law but also looks at grant funding for tribes, victim protection, policing Indian Country, tribal court systems and educational services for tribal youth incarcerated in federal facilities.Melinda Warner, a spokeswoman for the...
Stevens, Weeks receive Light of Hope Award

...on the important issues at The award honors those who aid neglected or abused children through either the welfare or court systems. The advocates learn about a child's case, facilitate its progression, and monitor that his or her needs are met...
Lawmaker Ferguson of Kotzebue dies of stroke

...required many Native children to leave home to continue school. Ferguson was also instrumental in expanding rural court systems, public health and safety programs and improve rural telecommunications. "He had a knack as a politician to find...
Rights of tribal courts debated at hearing

...Health and Social Services. The issue is over who takes precedence in a child custody cases, a tribal court or other court systems. Sen. Bill Wielechowski questioned seeking further review after the state lost in four courts before five judges...
Sen. Mark Begich proposes village peace officer program

...cautious reviews from state government and a negative reaction from one Native group. The plan aims to strengthen tribal court systems, would be specifically focused on social problems - drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect...
Opinion: Circuit court split helps Alaskans, not idealogues

...someone seeks compensation for a wrong allegedly suffered, legal decisions have a real effect on life. There are two court systems for Alaskans; the state and the federal. One can be brought up on criminal charges in either court; similarly one...
War is not the answer to terror

...deeply saddened by the ugly part of human nature that chooses revenge and violence over conflict resolution and legal court systems. I am continuously appalled that our own representatives in the United States continue to put American citizens in...
Tears of apology, pain

...were misjudged badly. Two needles touched in the same watery haystack. Lives were changed and lives were lost. The court systems ostensibly engage in searches for truth and justice. In reality, they tolerate obfuscation. Personal liability generally...


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