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State news in brief for Monday, Nov. 25

...magistrate and master in Kenai since 2007.He fills a vacancy created by the appointment of Jane F. Kauvar to the Fairbanks Superior Court.According to a biography provided in a release from the governor's office, Christian has previously worked...
Panel names Fairbanks judgeship finalists

...Matthew Christian and Nelson Traverso. The vacancy was created by the appointment of Jane F. Kauvar to the Fairbanks Superior Court.Gov. Sean Parnell has 45 days to choose her replacement.According to information provided by the council...
State | Local
An elections map: Redistricting board needs to get moving

...of the Alaska Constitution.The board's reluctance to complete its task drew a strong rebuke Thursday from Fairbanks Superior Court Judge Michael McConahy, who called for revised plans and public hearings as soon as possible.We agree with...
State Briefs

...first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his ex-wife last year. Adam Williams, 31, entered the plea Thursday in Fairbanks Superior Court. As part of a plea agreement, he will avoid a maximum 99-year-old prison term without parole. But he still...
Woman seeks child-custody changes, sues to put petition on the ballot

...Rollins, administrative director of a child advocacy organization called All Kids Count, filed a lawsuit in Fairbanks Superior Court in May, asking the court to reinstate the petition. "All we're trying to do is find a better way to do things...
State Briefs

...said the tax is needed to help close a $1.5 million deficit. Councilwoman Donna Gilbert filed a lawsuit in Fairbanks Superior Court to keep the measure off the ballot. The lawsuit is expected to be ruled on later this month. Girl hit by car...
State Briefs

...30, 2000, the day he was involved in the accident that killed Heather Dowdy. A civil complaint was filed in Fairbanks Superior Court in late September. Jackson, then 32, was driving a truck near 3.5 Mile Old Steese Highway when he crossed...
Lawmakers sue to block gas contract

...of the House and Senate that conducts the Legislature's business between sessions. The lawsuit, filed in Fairbanks Superior Court, seeks an injunction to stop the governor from executing the draft contract he reached with BP, ConocoPhillips...
Eight seniors sue for reinstatement of Longevity Bonus

...Harold Starkel, 90, of Fairbanks. "It has affected me quite a bit." The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Fairbanks Superior Court by former state Sen. Joe Josephson, a lawyer. Murkowski spoke out against the lawsuit on Thursday, saying...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...possess that authority,'' Justice Dana Fabe wrote in her 58-page opinion. The justices sent the case back to Fairbanks Superior Court Judge Ralph Beistline and ordered him to examine the Northway Village court's handling of the custody dispute...


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