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State reviewing 'Fairbanks Four' documents

FAIRBANKS - State lawyers are reviewing documentation filed by the Alaska Innocence Project in its efforts to overturn the convictions of four men in the...
State split on coastal issue

...voices. The thorny issue should go back to the Legislature, he said.Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau and a former state lawyer who worked in coastal management, said the measure provides for local input.Seaton and other supporters say lawmakers...
AK health officials propose new regulations on how to pay for abortions

...the public comment period, Leighow said. Neither are his top health aides, including the commissioner, Streur. State lawyers did not explain why officials cannot talk at this stage.In the written statement, health officials said they are...
Game board poised to legalize black bear trapping

...public notification, no written proposal for the public to refer to, and no time for public comment, Willis said. But state lawyer Kevin Saxby said the proposed policies on bears and wolves are not proposals for regulatory change and therefore require...
Board puts off imposing Kenai catch-and-release rule

...what that effective date will be. This year's regulations won't become law until June 19 at the earliest because state lawyers haven't been able to compete a review of February's rule changes. Some Fish Board members cited the ongoing confusion...
Primary protest: Two parties sue to block new closed-ballot system

...primary. She said the state Department of Law would review any questions about the measure's constitutionality. State lawyers reviewed the bill and determined it would stand up in court. Assistant Attorney General Sarah Felix today said the...
Celebrity settles over air violations

...settlement between the state and a cruise line over alleged smoke stack violations during the 2000 cruise season. State lawyers are negotiating with six other cruise companies facing similar charges, said Chris Kennedy, an attorney with the...
Conservation groups join sea lion fight

...Susan Murray said in the release. "The State and the Seattle-based head-and-gut fleet are using out-of-state lawyers to fight the law and the science rather than working toward a solution reached by Alaskans that furthers sustainable...
My turn: State doesn't invest enough in schools

...tried everything in its power to quash or severely limit the lawsuit and make sure it never got heard on the merits. State lawyers have been trying to claim that the state is meeting its constitutional responsibility by simply building schools and...
Judge halts aerial wolf-shooting plans

...averaging between 60 and 90 moose for the past decade. The program calls for killing about 40 wolves this winter. State lawyer Kevin Saxby argued Wednesday that even a temporary restraining order could mean scrapping the program. The program...


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