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Firearm theft, illegal shooting case

Man indicted for firearm theft A Juneau grand jury on Friday indicted a 21-year-old man for allegedly stealing a handgun. Junior T. Rios was charged with second-degree theft for the June 2 offense in Yakutat.
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.
Add medicine cabinet to spring cleaning list with drug take-back day

...officers will be collecting unwanted medication from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.The collection effort is part of the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency's National Take-Back initiative. It promotes the proper disposal of medication...
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.
The struggle to find jobs after jail

Brock McCourt got lucky when it came to finding a job after being locked up on felony drug, weapon and burglary convictions.
Legislative News in Brief

Bill package supports military families Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, introduced the final piece in a package of legislation Friday aimed at helping military families in Alaska.
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Native American groups seek child welfare probe

PORTLAND, Ore. - Four national Native American organizations on Monday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation into the treatment of American Indian and Alaska Native children in the private adoption and public...
Thin Blue Line: JPD struggles to recruit

The Juneau Police Department is struggling to fill nine vacant officer positions, including five airport security slots.
Alaska editorial: Photo voter ID

This editorial first appeared in the Anchorage Daily News: One. That's the number of cases of voter fraud in Alaska that elections director Gail Fenumiai could recall. Eighty-six.
Confess? Armstrong may not have much to gain

AUSTIN, Texas - Lance Armstrong may be considering a change in course, dropping his years of denials and admitting that he used performance-enhancing drugs - though whether such a move would help him is uncertain.


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