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Alaska rejects legislation to prevent prison rape

...states have either met or are working toward meeting federal guidelines intended to prevent prison rape, the U.S. Department of Justice says.Idaho, Arkansas, Alaska and Utah continue to reject the federal rules, according to the department's...
Federal judge hears motion to dismiss suit over proposed Pebble Mine

ANCHORAGE - A federal judge was considering Thursday whether a lawsuit alleging federal regulators were in cahoots with opponents of a proposed Alaska mine can proceed. U.S. District Judge H.
After officer's acquittal, 2 cases loom for Cleveland

CLEVELAND - Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of a white patrolman who had been on trial in the shooting deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.
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Hoonah wins double murder lawsuit

The city of Hoonah on Monday won a lawsuit that alleged it was partly responsible for the 2010 shooting deaths of two Hoonah police officers by a mentally disturbed man.
Charges filed against 170 bike gang members in Texas

WACO, Texas - About 170 members of rival motorcycle gangs were charged with engaging in organized crime Monday, a day after a shootout at a Texas restaurant that killed nine people and wounded 18.
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Cleveland police body camera program cost could rise

CLEVELAND - Cleveland's move to buy 1,500 police body cameras and data storage could cost up to $3.3 million over five years, a higher price tag than previously known and an illustration of the long-term costs of such programs.
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Big Thorne timber injunction denied

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an injunction requested by environmental groups, allowing the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island to move forward Saturday.
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People questioned in shooting released

6 P.M. Police say several people taken into custody for questioning following the shooting of two officers in Ferguson, Missouri, have been released and no arrests have been made. St.
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Big Thorne timber suit chopped down

A lawsuit filed by conservation groups to stop a federal Tongass National Forest timber sale was dismissed Friday by an Anchorage judge. Last year, a coalition of groups sued to stop the U.S.
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers discuss federal issues with pot legalization

...illegal federally.Other concerns about state-federal interplay remain.Svobodny told lawmakers about a 2011 U.S. Department of Justice memo that in the states that legalize and regulate marijuana and enforce their rules, the federal government...


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