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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...
Guard members sue over leaked records

...related to disciplinary proceedings that it is looking at to determine if criminal cases could be filed, Anchorage municipal attorney Dennis Wheeler said. The focus currently is not on the alleged improper release of records, Wheeler said.An...
Anchorage adds firm to defendants in port lawsuit

...2011.The municipality in the two lawsuits is initially seeking $340 million, said Robert Owens, an assistant municipal attorney.The municipality in its amended lawsuit said GeoEngineers, PND and Veco Alaska Inc., which CH2M Hill acquired...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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