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State of Alaska spends $103,000 defending gay marriage lawsuit

...re-election bid to Bill Walker, has said he would continue the appeals process. Walker said he would not pursue costly litigation with little chance of success, even though he personally believes marriage should be between a man and a woman. Walker campaign...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-20/state-alaska-spends-103000-defending-ga
State
Alaska spends $100K defending gay marriage lawsuit

...re-election bid to Bill Walker, has said he would continue the appeals process. Walker said he would not pursue costly litigation with little chance of success, even though he personally believes marriage should be between a man and a woman. Walker campaign...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-19/alaska-spends-100k-defending-gay-marria
State
USDA: 'We're serious about a transition'

...timber, he said. Because of the time it takes to put together timber sales - Big Thorne took five years - and deal with the litigation that follows, sales are few and far between.The lumber company needed to get into the Big Thorne sale right away, Cole...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-20/usda-were-serious-about-transition
Local
Forest Service criticized over Tongass management

...about $57 million preparing and administering the controversial Big Thorne timber sale - recently announced and already in litigation. The sale is expected to generate just $6 million in timber sales for the federal government.Under the terms of the multiyear...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-18/forest-service-criticized-over-tongass-
State
Judge in Exxon Valdez case seeks progress

ANCHORAGE - A federal judge is expressing frustration with the time it's taking to resolve litigation stemming from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland says the certificate of service...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-07/judge-exxon-valdez-case-seeks-progress
State
Judge in Exxon Valdez case seeks progress

ANCHORAGE - A federal judge is expressing frustration with the time it's taking to resolve litigation stemming from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland said the certificate of service...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-06/judge-exxon-valdez-case-seeks-progress
State
My Turn: How ADOT ignored best practices for Juneau Acess

...best management practices developed to help them avoid costly litigation."The comments that are most helpful to us is constructive...shortcut they've taken will more than likely contribute to the litigation they hoped to avoid. Before it reaches that point, all work...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-07/my-turn-how-adot-ignored-best-practic
Opinion
Feds finish draft of Arctic drilling document

...Sale 193.That sale was conducted in 2008, but development on the leases has not taken place, in part because of ongoing litigation. Several environmental groups and representatives of some North Slope communities sued the federal government over the environmental...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-10/feds-finish-draft-arctic-drilling-docum
State
Groups sue to protect walrus from drilling

...in Washington, D.C.Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Andrea Medeiros said by email the agency does not comment on pending litigation.The six groups - Alaska Wilderness League, Center for Biological Diversity, Greenpeace, Natural Resources Defense Council...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-11/groups-sue-protect-walrus-drilling
State
My Turn: We can do better

...served as Alaska's attorney general and commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, settling the Pt. Thomson litigation and working tirelessly to successfully reinvigorate oil and gas production in Cook Inlet.Fellow Alaskans, experience matters...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-02/my-turn-we-can-do-better
Opinion

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