Panel names Fairbanks judgeship finalists

JUNEAU — The Alaska Judicial Council has chosen three finalists for a Fairbanks judgeship.

The candidates for the Fairbanks District Court vacancy are James Cannon, Matthew Christian and Nelson Traverso. The vacancy was created by the appointment of Jane F. Kauvar to the Fairbanks Superior Court.

Gov. Sean Parnell has 45 days to choose her replacement.

According to information provided by the council, Cannon and Traverso are each in private practice in Fairbanks and have been practicing law for over 30 years. Christian is a magistrate judge in Kenai who has been practicing law for 11 ½ years.

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Wed, 02/22/2017 - 12:42

Company plans more flights over leaking Cook Inlet pipeline

ANCHORAGE — A leaking underwater pipeline continues to spew natural gas into Cook Inlet.

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Wed, 02/22/2017 - 12:41

Lawsuit challenges Alaska civil seizures, search warrants

PETERSBURG — A lawsuit filed against a drug task force in southeast Alaska challenges the seizure of personal property by law enforcement and seeks more transparency in the search warrant process.

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Wed, 02/22/2017 - 12:41

Funding sought for improvements along popular Alaska trail

KODIAK — A nonprofit organization that works to develop and maintain trails in southern Alaska is looking for alternative sources of funding to improve a popular trail in Kodiak after jurisdictional issues caused the group to miss out on grant money for the project.

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