A court decision settling the estate of the late Bill Stroecker will help a $25 million foundation become fully operational in Alaska, eventually providing more than $1.2 million a year to 50 groups or more, 36 of them in Fairbanks.
The Seattle University School of Law has received approval from the American Bar Association to open a satellite campus in Anchorage, letting the school begin classes this fall in the only state without a law school. Tegan Hanlon
A Barrow man was indicted Thursday for the murder of Barrow assistant district attorney Brian Sullivan. On Friday, the Attorney General's office announced that a fund had been set up for Sullivan's three daughters. Laurel Andrews
A federal judge dismissed three claims and a portion of a fourth out of five claims the city of King Cove and the state brought against the federal government over its decision to prevent construction of a road through the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge, giving residents access to the Cold Bay airport.Alaska Dispatch News
The Shell contractor that broke environmental and marine-safety laws during the oil giant’s troubled 2012 drilling season was sentenced on Friday to pay $12.2 million in fines and community payments, to serve four years’ probation and to undergo a company-wide environmental compliance program.
In the early days of aviation, the Alaska fishing industry only slowly accepted the new mode of transport as a reliable method of getting seafood from point A to point B. But over time, the two industries became inextricably linked.Colleen Mondor