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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
NYC, Calif. bills fight to protect caregivers

...a mother - who would be available to deal with all the domestic responsibilities," said Phoebe Taubman, senior staff attorney at A Better Balance, a legal organization that helps workers meet the demands of work and family. "Now both parents...
Attorney says panel is treating Fairbanks mayor unfairly

...Ranch Motel. The corporation was managed by political activist Donna Gilbert, a Stiver supporter.A commission staff attorney has recommended $4,000 in fines and reimbursement for Eberhart's campaign.The commission's staff concluded...
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...
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...


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