Rachelle Waterman was 16 when her two boyfriends beat her mother to death and framed the murder to look like a car wreck. Over ten years later, Waterman's trials end with an order to check in at Lemon Creek Correctional Center by the end of the month.
The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly will take another look Monday at a proposed areawide tobacco tax.
About a year ago, the Alaska Department of Transportation initiated a new regulation, requiring drivers to keep their headlights on at all times when traveling on certain roads in Southeast. The change was a surprise to some residents of the region, including state Sen. Bert Stedman, who has since drafted a bill to reverse that administrative rule.
The lawsuit has been ongoing for about a year and a half, and while borough officials are adamant that they’re in the right, questions from the public posted on social media and news websites indicate some doubt: What’s the point of this lawsuit? Why was it filed? Why did the borough win in Superior Court? And, how will public schools be funded if Ketchikan wins the Supreme Court appeal?