Michael Geraghty

As APRN's Lori Townsend reports, the Alaska Supreme Court issued a ruling Friday (July 18, 2014) in a long-running tribal court jurisdiction case. The case stems from a Minto tribal court decision that terminated parental rights. The father, Edward Parks, was not a Minto tribal member, so he claimed the court did not have authority over him. Also, he said, the tribal court did not allow his attorney to make an oral presentation of his argument. He tried to take the case to state court and bypass the tribal appeal process.

Residents of the Funny River road area who had been evacuated were able to move back home Tuesday, but remain on evacuation alert in case they need to leave again. Rain is dampening fuel sources for the massive fire.