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Anchorage lawmakers want open container laws to include pot

...called the measures matters of "housekeeping" and said they bring the city code in line with state statute.Municipal attorneys Seneca Theno and Christie White drafted a memo to accompany the proposed ordinance."Marijuana and marijuana...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-15/anchorage-lawmakers-want-open-contain
Not For Web
Anchorage police lieutenant files termination lawsuit

...firing, the Alaska Dispatch News reports.The 23-year APD veteran was put on leave and then fired in March.Municipal attorney Dennis Wheeler says firings occur when there is just cause, and that the municipality will respond to claims in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-10/anchorage-police-lieutenant-files-termi
State
City committee weighs in on proposed pot rules

...Marijuana Committee is drafting a few comments of its own.After reviewing the proposed regulations with the help of Municipal Attorney Amy Mead at its meeting Thursday, the committee decided to write a letter to the board commenting on several of...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-26/city-committee-weighs-proposed-pot-rule
Local
Alaska Editorial: Word as bond

...Daily News, Walker the candidate told a Ketchikan crowd that as a member of the Alaska Municipal League and Alaska Municipal Attorneys Association he had reviewed the litigation and that there was "a tremendous amount of support for it, a tremendous...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-03/alaska-editorial-word-bond
Opinion
Anchorage Assembly considers rules on public pot consumption

...The proposed rules blend the city's statutes on smoke-free workplaces and public alcohol consumption, said Municipal Attorney Dennis Wheeler, whose office drafted the proposal. He said it would be up to the Assembly to expand or restrict...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-16/anchorage-assembly-considers-rules-publ
State
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
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
Lawmakers hear from community officials on marijuana regulations

...the city wants to apply to marijuana and doesn't want the borough to have the power to change that.Anchorage Municipal Attorney Dennis Wheeler said the city uses conditional-use permits, which are related to land-use regulations, to decide...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-04/lawmakers-hear-community-officials-mari
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers hear from community officials on marijuana regs

...the city wants to apply to marijuana and doesn't want the borough to have the power to change that.Anchorage Municipal Attorney Dennis Wheeler said the city uses conditional use permits, which are related to land-use regulations, to decide...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-03/lawmakers-hear-community-officials-mari
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

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