News & Alerts
- April 19, 2017 • PRESS RELEASE
State Asserts Ownership to Disputed Portions of the Knik River
Today, the State of Alaska filed suit against the United States to assert ownership of the land underlying portions of the Knik River. After failed attempts to have the federal government recognize the State’s ownership of the bed of this river, the State felt it had no option but to take the matter to court.
- April 17, 2017 • COMMENTARY
Please Support SB 54 Amendments to Criminal Justice Reform
Last year, our legislature and Governor Walker enacted Senate Bill 91, broadly reforming our criminal justice system. Prior laws were not working as we had hoped. Evidence showed that long prison sentences did not reform criminals or make our communities safer in the long run.
- April 17, 2017 • PRESS RELEASE
Anchorage Dentist Criminally Charged for Defrauding the Alaska Medicaid Program, Diverting Funds from his Prior Employers, and Unlawful Dental Acts
The Alaska Department of Law, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU), announced today that 31 year-old Dr. Seth Lookhart was charged with 10 felony offenses consisting of medical assistance fraud, theft in the second degree, and scheme to defraud.
- April 7, 2017 • PRESS RELEASE
BIA Sends Notice on Lands Into Trust Applications for Lands Used as Parking Lots
(Juneau, AK) – The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) yesterday put out public notice of three applications from the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (CCTHITA) to take a total of one-fifth of an acre of lands currently used for parking into trust.