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Channel 2 NewsState and municipal agencies would not be allowed to use their resources to enforce certain federal laws if a new bill is passed. SB75, by Sen. John Coghill, would bar the state from using its resources to enforce any federal law that violates the U.S....
Channel 2 NewsDmitri Shakhov calls his mother in Moscow at least once a week and he's one of thousands in Alaska who frequently makes international phone calls. "I come home, I lock my door and I can relax," Shakhov said. "I know no one is bothering me. I am private....
Channel 2 NewsRecently released emails to the federal Interior Department concerning major failures of its spill cleanup barge are drawing new criticism of Shell Oil's plans to drill in Arctic waters. The messages were made public after a Freedom of Information Act...
Channel 2 NewsThe story of the Fairbanks Four has remained alive for so long in large part thanks to the Alaska Native community in the Fairbanks region, where activists backing the men imprisoned for Jonathon Hartman’s 1997 death have created websites, staged...
A refresher on civil rights, that's how ACLU Alaska Director Jeffrey Mittman describes Thursday’s forum at the Mountain View Boys and Girls Club. Those who attended learned what rights they have under the judicial system and the questions they have...
Channel 2 NewsA report from attorney Dan Hensley blames former Municipal Clerk Barbara Gruenstein's "hands off management strategy" for several of the problems in the April 3 Anchorage election in which more than half of the city's polling places ran out of ballots. ...
Channel 2 NewsJust as the Civil Rights movement is a continual work in progress, so is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial on the Anchorage downtown park strip. On Tuesday, crews finished work on a new wall near the corner of 9th and L Street. “Martin Luther...
Channel 2 NewsWith less than a week to go before Anchorage voters decide whether to add "sexual orientation and transgender identity" to the list of groups protected by Anchorage's anti-discrimination law, new financial reports show campaigns both for and against the...
Tags: Civil Rights, Storrs, Religion and Belief, Hinduism, Politics
Channel 2 NewsThe Proposition 5 debate over what's known as the Equal Rights Initiative has certainly been heated. But for all the back-and-forth between the Yes on 5 campaign, One Anchorage, and the No on 5 campaign, Protect Your Rights, representatives from the...
Channel 2 NewsProtests at funerals would become illegal under a bill in the Alaska State Legislature, meant to prevent protests similar to those in the Lower 48. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Bill Thomas (R-Haines), would prohibit protesting and picketing within 150...
The new sidewalk ordinance the Anchorage Assembly passed a week ago could be headed for its first challenge. When the law takes effect on December 22nd, it would make it illegal to sit or lie down on downtown sidewalks. The assembly voted 7-4 in favor...
Tags: Civil Rights, Entertainment, Politics, Government, Laws
The Associated PressA former Alaska lawmaker caught in a wide-ranging corruption probe has asked to have his retrial moved out of state. Attorneys for Victor Kohring question whether he can get a fair trial given the publicity that his case and others like it have...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Alaska, Trials
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