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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.
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.
State | Local
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
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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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...
Juneau's drug-sniffing dog won't be trained on pot

Hi, readers! Long time, no blog. In a recent story I wrote about the state's drug-sniffing dogs needing replacement in the light of marijuana legalization in the state (it's one of my favorites; read it here:, I failed to mention Juneau's own drug-detecting canine.
Assembly pitches 1-year delay in opening pot shops

Pot shops wanting to open in Juneau may have to wait. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly is proposing a one-year delay in accepting applications for pot dispensaries, effective immediately, so that state guidelines can be established first.
Report on tribal youth and violence urges action

ANCHORAGE - American Indian and Alaska Native children are exposed to violence at rates higher than any other social group in the nation, according to a new report that urges creation of a new Native American affairs office, additional federal funding and other measures to combat the problem.The report released Tuesday by a U.S. Department of Justice advisory committee reflects information gathered at public hearings across the country in 2013 and 2014.
Trial opens in Native language voting lawsuit

ANCHORAGE - A federal trial began this week in a voting rights lawsuit filed by several Alaska villages, alleging the state has failed to provide accurate, complete translations of voting materials into Native languages.
Attorney: Officer's widow trying to 'double dip'

A Hoonah city attorney is accusing the widow of a slain police officer of trying to "double dip" into compensation benefits, and says her wrongful death suit against the city should be dismissed. The city's attorney, Frank S.


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