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Appeal erodes trust in 'Unity Ticket'

...Washington, D.C., seeks to overturn a D.C. District Court ruling that would allow Alaska Native tribes to put...contending the solicitor was wrong.In 2013, D.C. district court judge Rudolph Contreras agreed with those who launched...
A lack of (land) trust

...Alaska Native tribes to put land into trust, as Lower 48 tribes may do.That belief was erased in 2013 when a U.S. District Court judge found the "Alaska exemption" void. The Interior Department crafted rules to allow tribes to put land into...
One of two Costco burglars sentenced

...burglary at Costco was sentenced Monday to serve four years and two months in prison for a federal drug crime.U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess imposed Stanley Van D. Stauffer's sentence for drug conspiracy during a hearing in Juneau...

...over copies of emails and other documents since mid-2013 and in one case, back to 2010. In both cases, U.S. district court judges have pressed the State Department to produce records on a firm schedule.But Leopold's lawyers have raised...
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Petersburg bomber gets probation, fine

...been living alone in the shop after he moved out of his home.Weaver wrote a statement and read it aloud to U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess on Monday."I'm really sorry for what I did," he said, adding he feels ashamed but is...
Juneau drug dealer gets 15 years

...Attorney Karen L. Loeffler said Wednesday.William Byron Benedict, 46, was sentenced in Anchorage by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy M. Burgess to serve 15 years plus five years of supervised release after. Benedict pled guilty April...
Westmoreland, Sierra wed

...ceremony held in North Douglas, bringing to an end their nearly five-year engagement.The ceremony was officiated by District Court Judge Keith Levy and attended by immediate family, including the groom's parents, Jim and Kathy Bushong, of Kentucky...
My Turn: 'Indian Country' would succeed where state failed

...interest the discussion about creating tribal trust lands (Indian Country) in Alaska. Two years ago, the Federal District Court ruled in favor of the tribes and the state of Alaska appealed. The issue remains undecided until the appeal is exhausted...
My Turn: Decision time looms for Gov. Walker

...Walker must choose whether to challenge the U.S. District Court decision in Akiachak Native Community v. The U...asked for reconsideration of the Washington, D.C. District Court decision. Now, a court challenge is the last resort...
Court hears polar bear habitat arguments

...projects.About 95 percent of the polar bear habitat plan covers ocean. In considering the combined lawsuits, U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline in 2013 found no problem with the marine portion of the habitat plan.The remaining 5 percent...


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