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Hunters' fight to bring polar bear trophies home

When two Lancaster County hunters pulled the triggers on high-powered rifles on successive days in 2008 in the 40-below-zero air of the Arctic Circle, they thought their two polar bear trophies would soon be striking life-size mounts back home.
Supreme Court rejects Kohring appeal

ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a former Alaska state representative convicted of corruption.
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A better path to justice

The recent arraignment of Sulaiman abu Ghaith in a New York courtroom was an important moment in the ongoing effort to bring senior al-Qaida figures to justice. But that's not how everyone saw it.
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Roadless rule proving successful, conservation group says

The non-profit conservation group The Wilderness Society states the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, a federal mandate protecting certain wildlife areas in the country, is proving to be a success a decade after being adopted by the U.S. Forest Service. Senior Resource Analyst Mike Anderson said only 75 roads have been constructed in roadless areas since 2001, with a large portion of them in the Tongass National Forest, which is exempt from the rule.
My Turn: Express concerns about local flightseeing noise

It is very difficult to even think about local issues in light of the tragic events of the past week. However, the window for comment on the Forest Service Helicopter Landing Draft EIS is rapidly coming to a close. The importance of community response to this document cannot be overstated.
My turn: No logical reason to split the 9th Circuit Court

Ben Brown, in defending Sen. Murkowski's legislation to split the 9th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, makes three arguments:
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's recently published comments about the Microsoft litigation - over which he presided and still retains potential future jurisdiction - cross a line.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...expensive that many guides would be forced out of business. The guide pilots challenged the decision and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled last June that the FAA did not follow proper procedures in imposing the tougher...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Put aside the hysteria of a delusional cousin Marisleysis, now imagining herself the boy's mother, saying that the attorney general has no idea what it's like to be a mom. Put aside, if you can, even the partisan politicians for whom the boy is a pawn on a political planet.


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