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Pebble mine battle moves to Capitol Hill

...Pebble mine," Smith said in a statement to open the hearing.In its ongoing lawsuit against the EPA in U.S. District Court of Alaska, Pebble contends the agency violated the Federal Advisory Committee Act by working with anti-mine groups...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-11-15/pebble-mine-battle-moves-to-capitol-
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Judge: Hiker liable for springing traps, but trapper did not prove damages

...fur-bearing traps after she rescued an ensnared bald eagle, but she won't owe the trapper any money, a Juneau District Court judge ruled Friday.Judge Thomas Nave found that trapper John Forrest failed to prove at trial that the hiker caused...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-10-17/judge-hiker-liable-for-springing-tra
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Juneau woman who freed eagle from trap back in court

...away with it."It's an ongoing issue," Forrest said of such incidents from the witness stand Monday in Juneau District Court.Last winter, that changed. Forrest finally found out, through "a number of coincidences" as his attorney put...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-10-13/juneau-woman-who-freed-eagle-from-tr
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State: About 285 same-sex couples wed in Alaska in past year

...including Hamby and Shelden, had been married outside the state. The fifth couple was unmarried at the time.U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess, in striking down the ban, said refusing the rights and responsibilities afforded by legal...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-10-12/state-about-285-same-sex-couples-wed
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Alaska Supreme Court to decide CINGSA versus Kenai case

...mineral rights to surface owners. Falconer cited the ruling of a similar gas storage dispute - the 1978 Oklahoma district court case "Ellis v. Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co." - as a source of the American Rule, which he said originated in hard...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-11-01/alaska-supreme-court-to-decide-cings
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Judge sides with Interior secretary in refuge-road dispute

...Department's refusal to allow for a road through a wildlife refuge to ease medical evacuations.In a written order, U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland said there was no violation of a federal environmental law.Congress, in 2009, passed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-09-08/judge-sides-with-interior-secretary-
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Greenpeace has earned a contempt citation

...The only question now is how long Alaska U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason will continue to allow Greenpeace...five different motions filed in the Alaska U.S. District Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals seeking to have...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-08/greenpeace-has-earned-a-contempt-cit
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Voices of Alaska: Time for a peace treaty between Alaska and its Tribes

...other tribal plaintiffs in challenging this 'Alaska exclusion rule' as illegal and discriminatory. The U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. recently agreed with the tribal plaintiffs, and struck down the Department of the Interior's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-30/voices-of-alaska-time-for-a-peace
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Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...defendant of the suit, but it declined to appeal the district court's ruling against exempting the Tongass. The state...to the Roadless Rule that is now before the D.C. District Court will be successful." Judge Alex Kozinski wrote in...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-29/tongass-exemption-to-roadless-rule-o
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Nikiski man assaults brother, sentenced

...assault of his brother, criminal mischief and resisting arrest was sentenced to jail time and anger management by District Court Judge Sharon Illsley on Monday at the Kenai Courthouse.Walter Moore, 21, pleaded guilty to a count of assault...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-08/nikiski-man-assaults-brother-sentenc
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