News & Alerts
- August 31, 2016 • PRESS RELEASE
Attorney General Opinion Declares Unlicensed Marijuana Social Clubs Illegal
Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth issued an opinion today on the legal status of "marijuana social clubs." These clubs call themselves private social clubs but operate like businesses, inviting members of the public to consume marijuana on the premises in exchange for a fee.
- August 15, 2016 • PRESS RELEASE
Alaska Attorney General Not Appealing Lands Into Trust Case
Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth announced today that the State of Alaska will not be pursuing any further appeal in the case of Akiachak Native Community v. U.S. Secretary of the Interior.
- August 9, 2016 • PRESS RELEASE
Fairbanks Restaurant Pleads Guilty To Mislabeling Food
On August 9, 2016, The Pump House, LLC (parent company of The Pump House Restaurant) pled guilty and accepted responsibility for mislabeling menu items, claiming to serve Alaska Reindeer when it was instead serving New Zealand elk.
- July 5, 2016 • PRESS RELEASE
Anchorage Man Convicted of Sexually Abusing Girlfriends’ Children
Today an Anchorage jury convicted 27 year old Reid “Dewey” Hayes of seven counts of sexual abuse of a minor for molesting the children of his girlfriend. In January 2012, a family member reported the sexual abuse to the Anchorage Police. Hayes had been dating and living with a mother of five children since 2008.
- June 28, 2016 • PRESS RELEASE
Alaska Joins Emissions Fraud Settlement with Volkswagen
The Alaska Department of Law today joined 37 states in a settlement requiring Volkswagen to pay more than $570 million for marketing, selling, and leasing diesel vehicles equipped with illegal software to beat emissions tests.