NEWS: Fairbanks State Representative Calls for Justice in the Fairbanks Four Case

JUNEAU – Over the last several weeks a Fairbanks courtroom has been the site of an evidentiary hearing focused on the Fairbanks Four case. Marvin Roberts, Eugene Vent, George Frese, and Kevin Pease were convicted of murder in 1999 in the 1997 death of John Hartman of Fairbanks. The four men have long claimed innocence and new evidence may call into doubt their guilt. Rep. David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) used a special order speech on the first day of the 3rd Special Session of the Alaska Legislature to call for justice in the case.

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Mayor’s Inauguration, Supreme Court Decisions, and Summer Activities

I encourage everyone to join me downtown today for the Inauguration of our new Mayor, Ethan Berkowitz. The Inauguration will be at the Anchorage Towne Square (544 W 5th Ave) from 4pm to 7pm. I look forward to working with the new Municipal Administration on issues effecting Anchorage, specifically the Turnagain, Spenard, and Sand Lake communities.

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NEWS: Legislators Propose Major Overhaul of Alaska’s Code of Military Justice

Juneau – Legislation to overhaul Alaska’s seldom used and outdated Code of Military Justice was introduced today in both the Alaska House and Senate. A recent non-partisan legislative research report detailed shortcomings in the Alaska Code of Military Justice and found that the leadership of the Alaska National Guard was largely unaware that the Code even existed. The legislation is sponsored by Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) and Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition Leader Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage).

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NEWS: Legislators Propose Legislation to Improve Safety in the Alaska National Guard, Update the Alaska Military Code, and Expand Opportunities for Veteran Employment

ANCHORAGE – Representative Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) and Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) are filing a package of legislation to improve the Alaska National Guard and address critical veteran’s issues.

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Alaska Legislators Endorse Injunction Against Sheraton Anchorage Hotel Management

Alaska state senators and representatives endorse and commend District Judge Timothy Burgess’ February 2nd order granting a preliminary injunction against Remington Lodging and Hospitality, the Texas based managing company of the Sheraton Hotel in Anchorage, in order to provide immediate relief to Alaskan workers from irreparable harm. Further, in light of hotel management’s refusal to comply by filing a motion to stay the Judge’s order, Legislators call upon management to respect Alaskan workers and obey the rule of federal law.

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