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Plan B more accessible to American Indian women

...mean you should be subjected to a different standard that makes access more difficult," said Alexa Kolbi-Molina, staff attorney with the ACLU. "Native American women are finally going to be getting the health care they're entitled to and...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-18/plan-b-more-accessible-ameri
Nation and World
High court ruling against gay marriage would produce 'chaos'

...strong likelihood these marriages would have to be respected, no matter what," said Christopher Stoll, senior staff attorney with the National Center for Lesbian Rights.Gay and lesbian couples could continue to marry in the 16 states that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-09/high-court-ruling-against-gay-marriage-
State
Federal water rules draw opposition, support

...of Engineers, do not protect waters not already covered under the Clean Water Act of 1972.Brian Litmans, senior staff attorney for Trustees for Alaska, an environmental law firm, said the rules clarify existing language and would help capture...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-08/federal-water-rules-draw-opposition-sup
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Kito: Juneau is ready, able to host a special session

...legislators have private places to work. Moreover, the legislative support staff are located in Juneau, including staff attorneys, researchers and finance staff. Relocating the legislative support staff will require temporary relocation of staff...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-20/my-turn-kito-juneau-ready-able-host-s
Opinion | AK legislature
Court rejects benefit denial in same-sex case

...could not afford the home the two shared after Fadely's death. He said she is now living out of state.Lamda Legal staff attorney Peter Renn, who also represented Harris, said the decision "contributes to momentum that we've been seeing across...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-27/court-rejects-benefit-denial-same-sex-c
State
In Alaska village, banishment helps keep peace

...troublemaker. I can see both sides of it."If it's not lawful, it should be, said Heather Kendall-Miller, senior staff attorney for the Native American Rights Fund in Anchorage. Tribal councils always have attempted to protect the peace...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-20/alaska-village-banishment-helps-keep-pe
State
The bug caught with a bicycle

...that her company was putting a challenge team together, so I decided I better do the same," said Tom Waldo, a staff attorney at Earthjustice who is serving as his team's captain.Likewise, Tristan Knutson-Lombardo said he usually bikes...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-01/bug-caught-bicycle
Local
Former Seattle burn chief accused of misconduct

...He has until March 31 to respond to the charges."They are very, very serious allegations," the commission's staff attorney Suzanne Mager told the Times.During the commission's investigation, several dozen prominent burn specialists...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-17/former-seattle-burn-chief-accused-misco
State
Court hears case over same-sex survivor benefits

...Deborah Harris' long-term partner Kerry Fadely was shot to death at the Millennium Hotel in Anchorage. Lamda Legal staff attorney Peter Renn, who represented Harris, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Harris had to move out of the couple's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-15/court-hears-case-over-same-sex-survivor
State
We must fix the criminal justice system

...police-related lawsuits or settlements."Photographic evidence is worth a thousand words," said Mark Thatcher, a staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan's racial justice project.Some police advocates have raised...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-01/we-must-fix-criminal-justice-system
Opinion

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