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Alaska Editorial: Supreme Court decision expands tribal jurisdiction

...fundamental - and frequently contested - legal issue in all communities, Native and non-Native alike. According to the state Attorney General's office, their interpretation of the decision is that state courts may yet have authority to intervene...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-22/alaska-editorial-supreme-court-decisi
Opinion
Native Corp. board member takes issue with Sullivan endorsement

...quoted board chairman Crawford Patkotak and corporation president and CEO Rex Rock Sr. touting Sullivan, a former state attorney general and Natural Resources commissioner, as the best pick.Hardt said it was rare for the corporation to get...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-10
State
E-cig users face new but familiar rule

...currently taking public comment on the issue, however.Barr pointed out that in October of last year, 41 of 50 states' attorneys general - including Alaska's - signed a letter to the FDA entreating it to begin regulating e-cigarettes...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-08/e-cig-users-face-new-familiar-rule
Local
Lawsuit over school funding heads to court

...an unspoken, unsupported assumption that the Alaska Constitution requires all education funding to come from the state."Attorneys for Alaska contend the required local contribution isn't new and likens it to other programs that make state funding...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-19/lawsuit-over-school-funding-heads-court
State
Republican candidates rally party support

...and the Democrats know it," said Dan Sullivan, a candidate for the Republican nomination.Sullivan, a former state Attorney General and Department of Natural Resources commissioner, is running against current Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-04/republican-candidates-rally-party-suppo
State
NAACP wants apology over politician's slavery comment

...Alaska, two Dan Sullivans are scheduled to appear on the August primary ballot. The other Dan Sullivan is a former state attorney general and Natural Resources commissioner who is seeking the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-08/naacp-wants-apology-over-politicians-sl
State
Proposal to elect attorney general advances

JUNEAU - The House Finance Committee has advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that would make the state attorney general an elected, rather than appointed, position.Proposed constitutional changes require a two-thirds vote...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-28/proposal-elect-attorney-general-advance
State | AK legislature
Robert Boochever United States Courthouse dedication

...Cornell University and Law School, Robert Boochever came to the Territory of Alaska in 1946 as an Assistant United States Attorney. He was subsequently a partner in the law firm of Faulkner and Banfield, where he practiced for 25 years and established...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-03-02/robert-boochever-united-states-cour
Neighbors
First wave of prefiled legislation released

...the upcoming legislative session.Other measures include a proposed constitutional amendment that would make the state attorney general an elected post rather than an appointed one, and bills to repeal the high school exit exam, make Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-12/first-wave-prefiled-legislation-release
State
Management challenge: 'Fish wars' escalate as king productivity ebbs

...Alaska, an umbrella organization for some 36 commercial fishing groups in the state, filed a complaint with the state Attorney General alleging that Kenai River Sportfishing Association, or KRSA, had unlawfully listened in on and disseminated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-15/management-challenge-fish-wars-escalate
State | AK legislature

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