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Court: Texas abortion clinics stay open

...the Supreme Court blocking pro-life legislation," said Lila Rose, president of Live Action, an anti-abortion advocacy group.The regulations would have left the state with no clinic west of San Antonio. Only one would have been able to...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-30/court-texas-abortion-clinics-stay-ope
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FDA tells food industry to phase out trans fats

...three-year compliance period is up, none of those ingredients would be allowed unless FDA specifically approves them.The advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest first petitioned FDA to ban trans fats 11 years ago. The group's director...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-17/fda-tells-food-industry-phase-out-tra
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Oil and gas turn their backs on coal as climate deal nears

...conversation, while "some of the coal industry is still saying 'no'," Schmidt said.However, many environmental advocacy groups are suspicious of the motives behind the oil-and-gas industry's attacks on coal and don't want any of them...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-03/oil-and-gas-turn-their-backs-coal-clima
State
NSA collection of US phone records no longer an issue

...to a crime or terrorism," said Harley Geiger, senior counsel with the Center for Democracy and Technology, an advocacy group that supports the USA Freedom Act.Still, the current legislation would hardly count as a defeat for the NSA, Snowden's...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-06-02/nsa-collection-us-phone-records-no-l
Regional News
Group continues effort to get setnet ban on 2016 ballot

...salmon, in the process.The alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group, in 2013 proposed a ballot initiative asking voters...Resources for All Alaskans, a fishing and resources advocacy group, to participate in oral argument. Both the state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-04/group-continues-effort-get-setnet-ban-2
State
Video shows mother bear rushing at tourist group in Yellowstone

...human and not one of its typical prey species.WHERE ELSE ARE BLACK BEARS FOUND?The animals are widely distributed from Canada to Mexico and are found in at least 40 U.S. states, according to the advocacy group Defenders of Wildlife.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-12/video-shows-mother-bear-rushing-touri
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Group continues effort to get setnet ban on 2016 ballot

...can qualify for the ballot.Oral argument in the case has been requested, but likely won't occur until August or later. A decision also is pending on whether to allow a fishing and resources advocacy group to participate in arguments.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-01/group-continues-effort-get-setnet-ban-2
State
Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court

...information provided by the USFS.In a short statement released after Beistline's decision, Juneau-based regional advocacy group Southeast Conference said it was pleased with the ruling."Southeast Conference and its members applaud this decision...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-28/conservation-groups-take-big-thorne-fig
State | Local | AK legislature
Study: Conservatives say they're happy, but liberals show it

...congressional directory, tweets by followers of the two different political parties, LinkedIn photos associated with advocacy groups, and answers to psychological satisfaction-with-life surveys.The scientists found Democrats in Congress and...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/study-conservatives-say-theyre-happy-
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Former head of nonprofit group pleads guilty to theft

ANCHORAGE - The former CEO of an Anchorage substance abuse and education advocacy group pleaded guilty to stealing more than $34,000 from the organization.Anna Sappah pleaded guilty Monday to one count of misappropriation...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-25/former-head-nonprofit-group-pleads-gui
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