Tag: justice

Statues will honor Ginsburg, O’Connor

Legislation sponsored by five women U.S. Senators has passed the Senate unanimously, clearing the way to place statues honoring former Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor in the U.S. Capitol or on Capitol grounds.

Murkowski supports need to expand tribal jurisdiction

Sen. Lisa Murkowski is calling on Attorney General William Barr to work with her to address the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women...

Testing backlog of sexual assault kits could take 3-4 years

Department of Public Safety officials say it will take another three to four years to finish testing a backlog of 2,568 sexual assault kits,...

Salmon removed from list of items subject to new tariffs

Word that the United States Trade Representative has removed Alaska salmon from the list of items subject to new tariffs between the U.S. and...

Murkowski opposed Kavanaugh nomination to Supreme Court

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said on the evening of Oct. 5 that she opposed the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme...

Man charged in connection with Kotzebue girl’s death

A Kotzebue man has been charged in connection with the investigation into the death of Ashley Johnson-Barr, 10, who went missing on Sept. 6,...

Bill safeguards support for civil legal services

Among the final actions of the 30th Alaska Legislature was support of a bill to safeguard access to the civil justice system via the...

Wellness court authorized for Kenai Peninsula

A joint-jurisdiction state-tribal community wellness court for the Kenai Peninsula has been authorized through a cooperative effort of the state of Alaska and the...
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