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Day after SCOTUS ruling, longtime Juneau partners wed

...S. District Court last fall."In April, Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards signed onto a brief with other state attorneys general that urged the Supreme Court to back states' bans on same-sex marriage. Fifteen states signed the document...
State | Local
At Alaska Supreme Court, a session of Tracy Arm wrestling between Juneau and Petersburg

...the area. Flights into the area typically come from Juneau as well, Mead said.Mead's argument was rebutted by state attorney Janell Hafner and Petersburg attorney Jim Brennan, who said the commission acted correctly when it suggested a compromise...
Sullivan, Murkowski vote against Lynch confirmation

...her, that she would put the law and constitution above defending the president's policies. Sullivan is a former state attorney general.U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said in a release that Lynch may be a capable prosecutor but she was not confident...
Legislature confirms most of Walker's picks

...similar scrutiny over commercial interests.Other "no" votes for cabinet officials came with the confirmation of state Attorney General Craig Richards which had been expected but who was confirmed in the end by a vote of 36-23. There were...
State | AK legislature
Justice Dept. opens Baltimore police probe; 1K protest

...responsible accountable. Batts said the investigation will be completed by May 1 and the results will be sent to the state attorney's office to determine whether criminal charges will be filed. Batts also said he is ordering that police review...
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SC paper wins Pulitzer for domestic violence coverage

...Street Journal both won investigative reporting prizes, the Times for an examination of lobbyists' influence on state attorneys general, the Journal for detailing fraud and waste in the Medicare payment system.The Times' coverage of the Ebola...
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Legislature approves all of Walker's commissioners in marathon joint session

...Same-sex marriage was legalized in Alaska in October, but Richards decided to sign the brief along with 15 other states' attorneys general this month, just days before his confirmation vote.The U.S. Supreme Court will soon make a determination...
State | AK legislature
State retirement benefits at stake

...and ... Mr. Metcalfe can't complain in a repeal of a statute that does not address him," Wakley said.The state attorney pointed to the language of the constitutional provision that protects members against diminished benefits."It was...
My Turn: It's time for an Alaska higher education land-grant equivalency plan

...regents of the University of Texas System and the Texas A&M University System. In 1928 permission was given by the State Attorney General to issue bonds against the AUF revenue stream and as the PUF value grew the bond cap limit was raised to 30...
Alaska officials investigate bite from illegal wolf hybrid

...Troopers, the state veterinarian and the Municipality of Anchorage Animal Control are investigating the bite, the state Attorney General's Office said.The bite prompted the state's Office of Special Prosecutions to file a motion asking the...


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