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Alaska Legislature's Medicaid gets court hearing Thursday

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Legislative Council's lawsuit to prevent Gov. Bill Walker from expanding the state's Medicaid plan next week will get its first appearance in court Thursday.
Alaska officials investigate bite from illegal wolf hybrid

ANCHORAGE - Alaska officials are investigating an animal bite that appears to be from an illegal wolf hybrid. The animal bit a woman at a kennel Thursday, sending her to the hospital, the Alaska Attorney General's Office said.
Man indicted in death of Alaska prosecutor

ANCHORAGE - A man accused of shooting an Alaska prosecutor in a jealous rage over a woman was indicted on murder charges by a grand jury. Ronald Fischer, 47, was charged Thursday with first- and second- degree murder in the Dec.
Court overturns murder conviction in 'Last Seduction' case

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Court of Appeals has overturned the murder conviction of man charged with killing his romantic rival at the urging of the woman they both hoped to marry.
Alaska Editorial: Supreme Court decision expands tribal jurisdiction

...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 in child...
Appeals court: Gay marriage legal in Idaho, Nevada

A federal appeals court declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage in 30 other states.
Appeals court halts gay marriages in Alaska

...state sovereignty issue, and voters - not the courts - should decide if gay marriage should be allowed.The state attorney general's office sought but didn't receive a stay from Burgess after his decision and went to the 9th Circuit late Tuesday...
Appeals court reinstates charges in fishing case

ANCHORAGE - The state appeals court on Friday reinstated charges of excessive fishing against a former state senator and two others.
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Samson brings on former Northland employees

...on track to close by the end of November, if not sooner, Assistant Attorney General Ed Sniffen said. The state Attorney General's office will keep an eye on Lynden and Samson as they operate in Southeast to make sure the companies are providing...
New rules in effect for ship shopping guides

JUNEAU - Shopping guides aboard cruise ships that come to Alaska have new rules to abide by, following complaints that they were misleading passengers and smearing local stores.


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