Victims of sexual assault waiting for justice in Nome could see their cases develop much quicker after three area organizations donated close to $40,000 to expedite testing of backlogged sexual assault kits.
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, an Alaska Republican facing re-election, said President Donald Trump is “well within his constitutional authority” to nominate someone to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by the recent death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The prospect that President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans will fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat before the year is out has ignited a call for major changes on the court, including expanding the number of justices.
The Canada Border Services Agency announced September 18th that charges are being brought against an Alaska man who attempted to smuggle assault style firearms, along with other firearms, into Canada earlier this summer.
Peter Horace-Wright was allegedly shot to death by Ryder Alan Smith at a towing business in November of last year. The 11 minutes between the gun shots and Ryder Smith calling the police, Smith can be heard calling his father. Ryder Smith faces first degree murder charges, but Peter Horace-Wright's family is calling on the justice system to make Smith's father accountable as well.
According to a press release from Assistant Superintendent Luke Meinert, sporting events and activities will continue in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District despite currently being in the Red Zone.
Mark L. James, 47 of Arctic Village, was last seen on his ATV sometime during the evening hours of September 12, 2020. Local searchers located James' body in a lake near Arctic Village. On September 15, 2020 AST returned to Arctic Village and recovered the body.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District School Board voted to allow in person learning for elementary schools and middle schools dependent on the COVID case count, but postponed the decision to approve in person learning for high schools.
According to a 10-page motioned filed in Fairbanks Superior Court, “Due process guarantees a criminal defendant the right to prepare and present a defense, and this due process right encompasses the separate constitutional right to the effective assistance of counsel.” They claim this right is violated by the rule banning in-person visitation.
According to a letter released on Sunday, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Superintendent Karen Gaborik has indicated her intention to retire from her position, effective June 30th of 2021.
In a press release issued Monday Sept. 14th Alaska Airlines states that flights to and from airports in Portland, Oregon and Spokane, Washington will be temporarily suspended starting Monday September 14th as the Pacific Northwest continues to battle intense wildfires and hazardous air quality.
A new graduate program at UAF’s College of Fisheries and Ocean Science aims to both elevate indigenous knowledge on fisheries in Alaska, and also equip more Alaskan Native students to be leaders in organizations involved with managing the resource.
According to charging documents, on Sept. 1, Zachary Charlie, 27, was found asleep on a couch next to Knowlend Silas, 73, who was laying in a pool of blood. Silas had possible injuries to his face. Charlie was said to have blood on his hands and clothing.
Among the University of Alaska Board of Regents meetings filled with reduced budgets and slashed athletic programs regents discussed progress to reduce and respond to sexual assault and harassment on campus.