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State will appeal school funding decision

...threw out a state law requiring municipalities to contribute a minimum amount annually to schools.In November, Judge William Carey ruled that the minimum requirement is a dedicated fund. Under the Alaska Constitution, no taxes or licenses can be...
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Alaska Editorial: Word as bond

...freeing Alaska municipalities from required financial contributions to local schools surprised virtually no one.Judge William Carey's decision, made on the grounds that the required contribution violated a state constitutional requirement that...
Judge invalidates part of statewide school funding mechanism

...could leave a cash-strapped state on the hook for more than $220 million in additional funding statewide.Judge William Carey ruled the contribution is a dedicated fund, which violate the state constitution's provision that no state tax or...
Ketchikan man charged in meth conspiracy

...pleaded guilty in Ketchikan Superior Court to one of the two felonies he was charged with and was sentenced by Judge William Carey in November 2012 to three years in prison with two years suspended, which is one year to serve, and four years probation...
Scheduling conflicts delay matricide trial again

...trial for a woman accused of conspiring to murder her mother. The Ketchikan Daily News reports Superior Court Judge William Carey on Monday reset Rachelle Waterman's retrial to June 7 from June 1 because her attorney, Steven Wells, is scheduled...
Regional News
Waterman trial delayed, will stay in Ketchikan

...accused of conspiring with two former boyfriends to kill her mother has been delayed. Ketchikan Superior Court Judge William Carey on Friday set trial in the Rachelle Waterman murder case for Jan. 18. But he says the trial will stay in Ketchikan...
Judge moves Waterman trial to Anchorage

...kill her mother in 2004 is scheduled to begin next week in Anchorage. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that Judge William Carey ordered the trial of Rachelle Waterman moved from Ketchikan after determining it would be difficult to seat an impartial...
Judge denies Alaska Natives' request to join suit

...request by the Alaska Federation of Natives to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Senate race. But Judge William Carey did let the state's largest Alaska Native group file a brief supporting the state's position. Carey says he's...
Regional News
Judge allows Murkowski to participate in Senate election case

...Miller's challenge to her November election victory. In a ruling issued Thursday, Ketchikan Superior Court Judge William Carey said a last-minute submission by Murkowski of a legal document showing why her interest in the case could not be...
Waterman seeks to reschedule second trial

...Ketchikan Superior Court judge to move the trial from January until at least April, citing scheduling conflicts. Judge William Carey gave the lawyer until Nov. 25 to submit a motion, and scheduled a pretrial hearing for Dec. 17. Waterman, whose...


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