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The following stories showcase some of NJP's work and continued impact.

Mat-Su schools book ban goes to federal judge for oral arguments

Tim Rockey (April 2, 2024, Alaska Public Media)

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Soldotna trailer park residents reach confidential settlement with landlord

Riley Board (February 15, 2024, KDLL)

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Mat-Su school district's ban on 'anything political' violated student's rights, lawsuit charges

Matt Acuña Buxton (December 6, 2023, The Alaska Current)

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Alaska turned to a private guardianship agency to care for some of its most vulnerable residents. The result: dysfunction and debt.

Iris Samuels (October 27, 2023, ADN)

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Proposed class-action lawsuit claims Alaska prisons are holding people without criminal charges

James Brooks (October 25, 2023, Alaska Beacon)

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Alaska health department pledges to halve 10,000-person food-stamp backlog within six months

James Brooks (May 3, 2023, Alaska Beacon)


Months-long backlog for Alaska’s aid programs triggers second lawsuit

Claire Stremple (April 20, 2023, Alaska Beacon)


Alaska Black Caucus sues Anchorage municipality over delays in equipping police with body cameras

Iris Samuels (April 19, 2023, Anchorage Daily News)

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Division of Public Assistance hit with lawsuit for failure to process backlog of aid applications

Lex Yelverton (April 17, 2023, Alaska's News Source)

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Alaska Woman Sues Legislator for Blocking Her on Facebook

Jon Jackson (June 10, 2022, Newsweek)

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Judge rules Wasilla GOP lawmaker likely ineligible for office

Sean Maguire (September 23, 2022, Anchorage Daily News)

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Rep. Kevin McCabe is sued over restricting access to official legislative Facebook page

Report: Alaskans’ medical debt in collections nearly double the national amount

Kortnie Horazdovsky (April 28, 2022, Alaska's News Source)

Judge Curbs Alaska’s Practice of Claiming Foster Youths’ Federal Benefits

Martín Macías, Jr. (December 28, 2021, The Imprint)

Anchorage activist and her incarcerated husband file class-action lawsuit alleging Alaska prison phone-call charges are unconstitutional

Michelle Theriault Boots (June 7, 2021, Anchorage Daily News)

VICTORY! Alaska Removes Medicaid Ban on Transition-Related Health Care

Lambda Legal (June 29, 2021, Lamba Legal Website)

He Held Her Down, Choked Her, And Masturbated Onto Her. The Law Said It Wasn’t Sexual Assault.

David Mack (June 15, 2019,

A soldier tried to buy a motorcycle in Anchorage. His lawyer says he was targeted by a ‘yo-yo scam’

Zachariah Hughes (December 5, 2019, Alaska Public Media)

"From shadows to the light:" Attorneys argue foster children's Social Security rights

Grant Robinson (April 3, 2019,

Lawsuit seeks to eliminate Medicaid application backlog

Andrew Kitchenman (April 3, 2019, Alaska Public Media & KTOO)

Detective says FPD Retaliating for Whistleblowing

Robyne (March 17, 2021, KUAC)

Lawsuit challenges state’s Medicaid policy denying transgender-related health care coverage

Renee Gross (March 6, 2019, Alaska Public Media)

State sued over Medicaid application backlog

Grant Robinson (March 1, 2019, KTUU)

Anchorage prosecutors failed victim in Schneider assault, lawsuit says

Casey Grove (November 19, 2018,

Victim in ‘one free pass’ case files civil lawsuit against Justin Schneider

Michelle Theriault Boots (November 14, 2018,

Sitka police officer files sexual harassment lawsuit

Emily Kwong (October 16, 2018, KCAW)

Alaska Native Female Police Officer Sues Police Department Where She is Employed

Levi Rickert (October 15, 2018,

Sitka police deny allegations of retaliation against employee

Alex McCarthy (September 26, 2018, Juneau Empire)

Sitka police officer files whistleblower lawsuit

(August 23, 2018, KCAW News)

Alaska judge: Fred Meyer used ‘deceptive’ means to overcharge car-battery buyers

Alex DeMarban (May 16, 2018,

Alaska’s Economy Loses Millions to Predatory Lenders

Goriune Dudukgian (April 5, 2018,

Alaskans harmed by financial misconduct deserve remedies

Goriune Dudukgian (July 30, 2017, Daily News-Miner)

Should foster kids know when the state uses their benefits?

Anne Hillman (March 2, 2017, Alaska Public Media)

State of Alaska, NARF, Northern Justice Project and ACLU Reach Settlement in Yup'ik Language, Voter-Assistance Case

(Alaska Business Monthly)

State Questions Religious Protection for Fishermen

Rachel D'Oro (January 13, 2013,

How Climate Change Is Destroying a Native Alaska Religion

Erin Amato (July 26, 2014 The Wilson Quarterly)

When Global Warming Kills Your God

Adam Weymouth (June 3, 2014 The Atlantic)

Anchorage School District Sued Over Suspensions Procedure

(May 15, 2015

Zoning Code in Jeopardy

(Scott Christiansen, October 24, 2013 Anchorage Press)

Wards Fighting Guardians' Heavy Caseloads

(Julie St. Louis, Nov. 2, 2015 Courthouse News Service)

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