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Appeals court ruling mixed on Alaska campaign finance laws

The case brought by three individuals and an Alaska Republican Party district challenged elements of state campaign finance law.

 

Sitka man charged with having, making pipe bomb

The man allegedly attempted to ignite a bomb near Herring Cove Road in Sitka on Oct. 4.

 

Sitka Police Chief Jeff Ankerfelt (right) was named to the Alaska Marijuana Control Board on May 24. Ankerfelt is the subject of a lawsuit filed this week against the department by current officer Ryan Silva. (Courtesy Photo | Sitka Police Department)

Sitka officer files lawsuit alleging police department punished him for speaking out

A Sitka police officer filed a lawsuit against the City of Sitka and the Sitka Police Department this week, making a variety of claims that… Continue reading

Sitka Police Chief Jeff Ankerfelt (right) was named to the Alaska Marijuana Control Board on May 24. Ankerfelt is the subject of a lawsuit filed this week against the department by current officer Ryan Silva. (Courtesy Photo | Sitka Police Department)
City Attorney Amy Mead talks about her career on Thursday, August 16, 2018, as she prepares to start her new job on Monday as a Superior Court Judge. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Mead prepares for jump from attorney to judge

When she was 25, Amy Mead was living in Boston, working at the Hard Rock Café and wondering what to do with the rest of… Continue reading

City Attorney Amy Mead talks about her career on Thursday, August 16, 2018, as she prepares to start her new job on Monday as a Superior Court Judge. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Woman admits to collecting unemployment payments while employed

A Juneau resident will be doing community service and paying restitution after pleading guilty to fraudulently collecting unemployment insurance benefits.

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Driver in 2016 crash faces homicide charge

A Juneau man faces charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and driving under the influence dating back to a 2016 car crash that killed another… Continue reading

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The Gastineau Apartments, before it was torn down. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

CBJ settles lawsuit with Gastineau Apartment owners

The City and Borough of Juneau is getting some of its money back. On Thursday, the city announced by email that it has reached a… Continue reading

The Gastineau Apartments, before it was torn down. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Assistant District Attorney Angie Kemp speaks to Juneau Police Department Officer Jason Van Sickle during the trial of Leron Carlton Graham in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday. Graham is representing himself on 14 counts of allegedly assaulting a woman and stealing a car in the Lemon Creek area in March. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Juneau district attorney among applicants for judgeship

Six people have applied to fill an open judge position on the Juneau Superior Court, including Juneau’s district attorney, according to a release from the… Continue reading

Assistant District Attorney Angie Kemp speaks to Juneau Police Department Officer Jason Van Sickle during the trial of Leron Carlton Graham in Juneau Superior Court on Wednesday. Graham is representing himself on 14 counts of allegedly assaulting a woman and stealing a car in the Lemon Creek area in March. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
This July 26, 2017 file photo shows the Emerald Princess cruise ship docked in Juneau, Alaska. Kenneth Manzanares, charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife Kristy while aboard the ship on a cruise to Alaska, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Juneau Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Kristy Manzanares was found dead in a cabin last month on the ship while it was in U.S. waters off Alaska. (Becky Bohrer, Associated Press | Courtesy File Photo)

Defense allowed to keep prison visit records from prosecution in cruise ship murder case

What happens behind bars stays behind bars, in the case of accused cruise ship murderer Kenneth Manzanares’ legal team.

This July 26, 2017 file photo shows the Emerald Princess cruise ship docked in Juneau, Alaska. Kenneth Manzanares, charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife Kristy while aboard the ship on a cruise to Alaska, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Juneau Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Kristy Manzanares was found dead in a cabin last month on the ship while it was in U.S. waters off Alaska. (Becky Bohrer, Associated Press | Courtesy File Photo)

Legislature approves third Superior Court judge position in Juneau

The Alaska Legislature has approved a proposal by the Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court and Gov. Bill Walker to add a third superior… Continue reading

Bill adding new Superior Court judge position in Juneau passes House

The Alaska House of Representatives has voted unanimously in favor of a proposal to add a third superior court judge to Juneau’s courthouse. House Bill… Continue reading