Alaska House and Senate Judiciary Committee members met Monday in Anchorage to discuss “criminal justice reinvestment,” or how the lofty goals set in a crime omnibus bill passed during the legislative session are being addressed.
The Mat-Su Activity and Respite Center near Wasilla closed in June amid a state Medicaid investigation. The state last week charged the center and owner Laura Sasseen with felony falsifying business records and misdemeanor medical assistance fraud charges. Zaz Hollander
A federal judge directed Alaska election officials on Monday to comply with the federal Voting Rights Act by expanding their language outreach to Yup’ik- and Gwich’in-speaking villagers for the November election.Richard Mauer
The Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs said there were too many questions surrounding FAA flightworthiness requirements for the C-23 Sherpas. The department had hoped to lease the aircraft to private companies in exchange for air time in other planes. Sean Doogan
Increasingly, more and more communities are facing a choice between compassion and conviction when dealing with veterans who commit crimes after returning from war with PTSD, including one complicated case in Interior Alaska.Greg Jaffe
Charlo Greene's profanity-punctuated on-air transformation from KTVA Channel 11 news reporter to marijuana legalization advocate went viral Monday on the Internet and raised questions about her previous reporting on Alaska's legalization ballot measure. Michelle Theriault Boots