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Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court

...Council and other environmental organizations have taken their lawsuits against the U.S. Forest Service to a higher court.In August...guide the Forest Service's old-growth sale planning.Those lawsuits were consolidated by the court this month, according to the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-28/conservation-groups-take-big-thorne-fig
State | Local | AK legislature
Governments seek more time in Exxon Valdez case

...administration. The new attorney general and Fish and Game commissioner are members of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council.Lawsuits brought against Exxon Mobil Corp. after the spill led to a settlement and consent decree resolving claims related to natural...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-17/governments-seek-more-time-exxon-valdez
State
As Legislature enters the second half, here's a one-sentence guide to all 212 bills on its agenda

...attorney general's power to conclude a settlement related to lawsuits over oil and gas. HB110If fishing is limited in a region...attorney general's power to conclude a settlement related to lawsuits over oil and gas. SB53Adds "advance practice registered nurses...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/legislature-enters-second-half-heres-on
State | AK legislature
State to suspend same-sex marriage appeal

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear four same-sex marriage lawsuits similar to Alaska's Hamby v. Parnell, the state will ask the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for a stay on its ongoing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-16/state-suspend-same-sex-marriage-appeal
Local
Sating Southeast's 'timber famine'

...Tongass National Forest Supervisor Forrest Cole said appeals and lawsuits have kept federal sales from going through and have dealt a...as a stopgap measure while the federal government deals with lawsuits.HB87, heard by House Resources on Friday, would remove...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-15/sating-southeasts-timber-famine
State | Local | AK legislature
Arizona forest boss to lead Tongass

...importance of industry," Stewart said by phone Saturday.Conservation groups that have been part of Tongass timber sale lawsuits or vocal about their opposition to the way the forest is run were quick to release statements in support of Stewart's appointment...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-06/arizona-forest-boss-lead-tongass
State
Update: State seeks to intervene in timber lawsuits

...has filed motions to intervene in three lawsuits filed by environmental groups against...Parnell said in a prepared statement.The lawsuits were filed after the Forest Service in...to intervene.Earthjustice filed two lawsuits in federal court soon after the decision...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/state-seeks-intervene-timber-lawsuits
State
Conspiracy theories bogus, but football lawsuits have important purpose

...four scenes, split in the middle by lawsuits with ramifications far beyond football...those first two scenes, a string of lawsuits is filed against the Chiefs by former...remove players from games before the lawsuits were filed, but they sure did after...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-15/conspiracy-theories-bogus-football-law
Sports
Middle school sports seek assistance from public

...behavior and the increasing number of lawsuits being filed against school boards, administrators...The sharply increasing num¬ber of lawsuits being filed against schools, coaches...associated with sports programs is immune from lawsuits in this progressively more litigious...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-08/middle-school-sports-seek-assistance-p
Sports
State retirement benefits at stake

...time) the statute's passed, then the state is open to lawsuits for the life of all people employed with the state prior to...by the life of those people. So the state would be open to lawsuits, essentially for a very lengthy amount of time."Metcalfe...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-11/state-retirement-benefits-stake
Local

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