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Woman attacked, burned alive in Juneau

...alleged to the Empire. Hedland declined to discuss the case further, which is standard local practice for the Public Defender Agency.State statutes define first-degree assault as "recklessly causing serious physical injury to another by means...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-08/woman-attacked-burned-alive-juneau
Local
Alleged bank bandit shops, shaves

...receive public assistance benefits. Schulz found he qualified for a court-appointed attorney and appointed the Public Defender Agency to represent him.Juneau police say Powell walked into Northrim Bank, located in the Nugget Mall parking lot...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-21/alleged-bank-bandit-shops-shaves
Local
Cuts to education, public defender agency proposed

JUNEAU - Alaska's top public defender said Friday that there will be delays in criminal trials and appeals if a proposed $1.2 million cut to his agency goes forward.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/cuts-education-public-defender-agency-p
State | AK legislature
Cyber-watchful parent stops Facebook hookup

...assistant public defender assigned to Hadlock's case could not be immediately reached for comment, either. The Public Defender Agency does not typically comment on their cases until they have progressed further in the court system. ? Contact reporter...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-29/cyber-watchful-parent-stops-facebook-ho
Local
Criminal pot bills put on hold for rewrite

...marijuana for adults 21 and older.But they raised concerns from marijuana legalization supporters and the state's public defender agency. They said the method proposed for decriminalizing the drug didn't match what voters asked for in approving...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/criminal-pot-bills-put-hold-rewrite
State | AK legislature
Former Hoonah police chief testifies at trial

...the matter was already closed, but he provided him the phone numbers of the Juneau District Attorney and the Public Defender Agency.What Millan did not tell Marvin was that he planned to recommend the city commend Tokuoka and Wallace for their...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-08/former-hoonah-police-chief-testifies-tr
Local
Lawmakers show no love to public media

...government would be gone."His amendment failed. The subcommittee's budget also cut $1.2 million from the Public Defender Agency, which provides court-appointed lawyers to people who cannot afford them.On Wednesday, a Senate Finance subcommittee...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/lawmakers-show-no-love-public-media
State | AK legislature
Public defender offices will remain intact

...proposed budget stated the Department of Administration's budget included a possible plan to phase out state Public Defender Agency attorneys outside of Anchorage, and require the Anchorage attorneys to travel to represent court-appointed clients...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-11/public-defender-offices-will-remain-int
State | Local | AK legislature
Cyber-watchful parent stops Facebook hook-up

...assistant public defender assigned to Hadlock's case could not be immediately reached for comment, either. The Public Defender Agency does not typically comment on their cases until they have progressed further in the court system.

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/emily-russo-miller/2015-03-27/cyber-watchful-p
New version of pot bill scrapped

After hearing from the state's Public Defender Agency, the House and Senate judiciary committees will most likely scrap a version of a new bill that would provide a defense for using...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/new-version-pot-bill-scrapped
State | AK legislature

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