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Family of man in Anchorage escalator death sues

...Weidner says the Sept. 20, 2012, tragedy could have been avoided if the city had followed applicable codes.Municipal attorney Dennis Wheeler says surveillance video shows Meiners trying to ride down the escalator on the handrail.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-09/family-man-anchorage-escalator-death-su
State
Family of man in Anchorage escalator death sues

...not overlooked the hazard due to their desire to complete the center on time and under budget," Weidner said.Municipal attorney Dennis Wheeler said surveillance video shows Meiners trying to ride down the escalator on the handrail. After the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-10/family-man-anchorage-escalator-death-su
State
My Turn: Sexual assault charges always merit rapid response

As a municipal attorney representing local governments across the state for over 30 years, I deal with complaints of sexual harassment and improper behavior...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-06/my-turn-sexual-assault-charges-always
Opinion
Our local governments deserve more respect

...merits of any particular lawsuit or not, the process must be defended and respected. In my three decades as a municipal attorney, I have never known a governor to do what Gov. Parnell did last month when he warned Ketchikan, "I will view any...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-14/our-local-governments-deserve-more-re
Opinion
Woman sues Anchorage, says her arrest was improper

...record and available on the Internet.Assistant municipal attorney Pamela Weiss said officers often get phone numbers...sought to have Means' criminal charge sealed, municipal attorney Dennis Wheeler responded in a Nov. 1 letter that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-29/woman-sues-anchorage-says-her-arrest-wa
State
Mayor vetoes repeal of Anchorage labor law

...veto was legal. He contends the assembly has the power to set referendum dates and the mayor cannot intervene.Municipal Attorney Dennis Wheeler said Sullivan acted within his rights.Hall, the assembly chairman, said he would not acknowledge...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-24/mayor-vetoes-repeal-anchorage-labor-law
State
Anchorage, unions seek quick decision from court on labor referendum

...the validity of a proposed referendum that could repeal a contentious city of Anchorage labor law.Anchorage's municipal attorney and union attorneys on Friday asked the court to decide by late January whether the law can be repealed by referendum...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/anchorage-unions-seek-quick-decision-co
State
Coalition files papers on Anchorage union dues

...approved, sponsors would have 90 days to gather more than 7,000 signatures to put the measure on the ballot.Municipal attorney Dennis Wheeler said the city's review of the application is purely on legal points and not tied to politics...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-12/coalition-files-papers-anchorage-union-
State
Anchorage Assembly to explore fluoride debate

...citing testimony and research."Were taken a very measured approach - scientific, legal," Honeman said. "The municipal attorney was tasked to go out and find where the municipal or government or public water systems have been challenged around...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-11/anchorage-assembly-explore-fluoride-deb
State
Driver awarded $375K for crash with Anchorage patrol car

...important. Because of that mind set of, 'I can do whatever I want and nothing's going to happen to me.'"Municipal attorney Sam Severin said at the trial that Rush was owed money but not punitive damages. He said the crash was neither...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-19/driver-awarded-375k-crash-anchorage-pat
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