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Ronald Shondell Brooker

...and always held out a helping hand. Ron was an organ donor. An estimated fifty people benefited from his final and enduring act of generosity. The family is forever grateful to Life Center Northwest, 3650 131st Avenue, SE, Suite 200, Bellevue, Washington...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173949762
Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

...areas available to exploration."According to documents obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, at least four firms have filed applications with federal fisheries managers to conduct wide-scale seismic imaging surveys...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/obama-floats-offering-first-ever-drilli
State
Obama to seek wilderness designation for ANWR

...largest wilderness designation since passage of the Wilderness Act in the 1960s, the agency said.However, the proposal is likely...violation of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. "Simply put, this wholesale land grab, this widespread attack...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-26/obama-seek-wilderness-designation-anwr
State | AK legislature
Montana man fined for offense on Alaska hunt

...000 fine.Altogether, fines have totaled $273,000 for at least 116 documented violations of laws, including the Lacey Act, which combats illegal trafficking in wildlife, plants and the like. Two grizzly bears, four Dall sheep, one caribou and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-26/montana-man-fined-offense-alaska-hunt
State
Empire Editorial: Obama 'declares war' on Alaska

...a "declaration of war," the president is outgunned by Congress.In 1980, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act declared that additional wilderness designations in Alaska would require the approval of Congress.If there is a war, it will...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/empire-editorial-obama-declares-war-a
Opinion
Judge hears arguments over ANWR exploration

...rejected the state's application on the grounds that the provision in the 1980 Alaska National Interest Lands and Conservation Act, or ANILCA, allowing for exploration of the so-called "1002 area" had terminated following completion of a report by the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/judge-hears-arguments-over-anwr-explora
State | AK legislature
Century old law returns to fund forest communities

...money from the Twenty-Five Percent Fund Act of 1908, which had previously provided...on federal land.The money from the 1908 Act, however, is significantly lower than...S. Forest Service as part of the 1908 Act. Together, 41 states and Puerto Rico will...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/century-old-law-returns-fund-forest-com
State
Senators take first crack at pot rules

...initiative, but until then Juneau citizens are beholden to what's in the initiative now. That's why it behooves the city to act sooner rather than later, Mead said."The state might come right behind us and do something different and require us to change...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/senators-take-first-crack-pot-rules
State | AK legislature
Some things to know as NFL investigates Patriots' footballs

...tampering with a football, even if it's the head coach. Goodell could strip the team of draft picks, suspend people for "unfair acts," and reverse a game's result or reschedule a game.Previous offense: Goodell fined New England coach Bill Belichick...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-22/some-things-know-nfl-investigates-patr
Sports
Legislative ethics committee mulls fine collection

...of the public and is responsible for helping people understand and comply with the Alaska Legislative Ethics Act, including considering complaints regarding alleged violations. The act applies to legislators and most legislative employees.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-21/legislative-ethics-committee-mulls-fine
State

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