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Facing $1B deficit, Arizona limits welfare

...welfare, they'll likely show up in other ways that will cost taxpayers, from emergency rooms to shelters to the criminal justice system, Schott said."The reason they are on public assistance is because many of them are not really succeeding in...
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Unfair shake

...nearly one in two millennials believe America's criminal justice system is unfair and few believe protests triggered by...genuinely interested in seeing real change in the criminal justice system - not just rhetoric."What I think they're...
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Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Funding early childhood education is like putting oil in our pipeline

...based on an increased school and career achievement as well as reduced costs in remedial education, health and criminal justice system expenditures.These findings are expanded upon in the 2011 updated study on the economic impacts of early care...
Where are we, anyway?

...out a meager living, drink and gamble to his heart's content, and yet be far from the reach of anyone's criminal justice system, a wronged business partner or a troublesome wife.Now it's mostly us middle aged and older ones, some precariously...
My Turn: Attacking Public Defenders for doing their job is a disservice to all

...federal public defenders show in representing indigent criminal defendants. Their work helps assure that our criminal justice system avoids the temptation to paint every crime with the same brush.? Cynthia Strout is president of the Alaska Association...
Finding the good with FASD

...from around the state gathered to discuss everything from diagnosis to support in schools and treatment in the criminal justice system.Susan Hunter-Joerns, a Juneau-based neurologist who has worked with FASD patients for decades, has seen...
Introducing Follow-up Friday

...forgotten.I always try my best to follow up on stories so readers can see how a case progresses through the criminal justice system. But since that's easier said than done, I'm starting a new blog series called Follow-Up Friday, the...
DA: No charges in Stanford rape case

...her attacker, who also is from Juneau and attends Stanford. But she doesn't blame the DA; she blames the criminal justice system and the way the laws are written in Alaska."I've been failed by the system," she said in phone interview...
Six inches from death

...Rankin said she still loves him and that he is family to her.The DA said the love story is touching, but the criminal justice system does not have a mechanism in place to forgive Forester as Rankin has done."He's square with the victim...
Researcher charged in HIV vaccine fraud case

...because it is extremely rare for scientists found to have committed fraud to be held accountable by the actual criminal justice system," said Ivan Oransky, co-founder of Retraction Watch, which tracks research misconduct.Oransky, a journalist...
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