In any given month during the last two years, the number of people walking away from Anchorage’s halfway houses could be counted on one hand. Some months passed with no one walking away. But in August, eight people did.
Officer Cornelius Pettus is now facing two counts of tampering with public records in the first degree alongside Officer Deorman Stout, who has one count. They both pleaded not guilty, and they'll be back in court on September 14th.
On Thursday, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals released its decision in a case that had contested the Bureau of Land Management’s offer of sale of oil and gas leases to ConocoPhillips Alaska Inc.
A federal judge has put the brakes on federal coronavirus relief funding for Alaska Native corporations for now. The decision Tuesday stems from lawsuits that several tribes filed against the Treasury Department seeking to keep the corporations from getting a share of $8 billion set aside for tribes.
A man who stabbed another man on the sky bridge near Nordstrom in the Fifth Avenue Mall was sentenced to ten years in prison on a charge of first-degree assault, the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.