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Huge advances for gay marriage in an eventful year

...21, gay couples began exchanging vows in New Jersey as their state became the 14th to allow same-sex marriages. A state judge, in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions, had ruled in September that New Jersey's provisions for...
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House moves PTSD sentencing bill

...during sentencings of combat veterans.House Bill 313, sponsored by Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, would allow a state judge to take PTSD and traumatic brain injuries into account as a possibility of a reduced sentence. Sentencing reductions...
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Kookesh case may undermine subsistence bag limits

A state judge who dismissed charges of subsistence overfishing against state Sen. Albert Kookesh has thrown into question multiple state subsistence...
Palin pick to be 2nd female on Alaska court

JUNEAU - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has appointed a state judge who once served on the board of Planned Parenthood to the state Supreme Court, against the urgings of a conservative group who...
Newtown to release 911 calls from shooting

...witnesses to harassment and violate the rights of survivors who deserve special protection as victims of child abuse.A state judge dismissed those arguments last week and ordered the tapes be released Wednesday unless the state appealed."Release...
Juneau's gymnasts prepare for new season

...Fairbanks, initially coaching men's gymnastics, and eventually moving to the women's program. He is also an Alaska State judge for the men's program. "The team has their work cut out for them with all of the new routines," Howard said...
Judge: Palin e-mails must be preserved

ANCHORAGE - A state judge reaffirmed Wednesday that government-related e-mails Gov. Sarah Palin and her staff sent from private accounts must be preserved...
Alaska editorial: Court case acts as audit in showing failed educational system

State judge Sharon Gleason is performing a great service for Alaskans. In handling a suit claiming the state doesn't adequately support...
Alaska militia member gets nearly 26 years overreach by prosecutors and an attempt to silence Cox and his offensive but protected speech. Appearing before a state judge, Cox said some militia members would sooner murder her than appear before her. He also told an Alaska State Trooper...
Miller ordered to pay $85K in records case

JUNEAU - A state judge has ordered 2010 U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller to pay more than $85,000 in legal costs to the Alaska Dispatch after the...


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