Trial to begin in lawsuit filed vs. ex-officer

ANCHORAGE — A trial is scheduled to begin Thursday in a lawsuit filed against a former probation officer.

KTUU-TV ( reports at least 11 women claim they were sexually harassed or abused by James Stanton. They say state officials failed to protect the women and should have known of his misconduct.

Stanton in 2012 was convicted of attempted bribery and harassment

Attorney Colleen Libbey says her clients went to Wellness Court to improve their lives but instead were abused.

Wellness Court offers offenders reduced sentences if they enter a sobriety program.

Libbey says Stanton was not sufficiently supervised and that he abused women inside a downtown Anchorage courthouse and elsewhere.

Libbey says the state has filed a motion to keep Stanton’s employment records confidential.

KTUU-TV reports the state decline to comment.


Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:24

Ketchikan theater named for Elizabeth Peratrovich

KETCHIKAN — Elizabeth Peratrovich’s name now stands over the theater in the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, placed there by the U.S. Forest Service and the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood and revealed in an emotional ceremony on Thursday.

Read more
Sun, 02/19/2017 - 02:10

Waste not: Ferries’ flushing bill wins Senate support, 16-2

The Alaska Senate voted 16-2 Friday to cut a break in the state’s environmental regulations for small cruise ships and the Alaska Marine Highway.

Read more

Kenai Peninsula pot businesses may add $5M boost to economy

KENAI — With several marijuana businesses up and running on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska, industry estimates show the businesses could contribute $5.3 million annually to the local economy.

Read more


  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback