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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...legalizing commercial pot sales is no different. Which brings us to ...Thumbs up to Anchorage police and the Alaska Department of Law for teaching a lesson in patience. Three marijuana distributors in the Anchorage area were charged last week...
Pot board turns down marijuana clubs

...a more detailed legal interpretation, we've learned we can't craft those regulations."According to the Alaska Department of Law, the initiative legalizing recreational marijuana included mechanisms for the production and sale of marijuana...
Charges filed against owners of marijuana businesses

...message that for the marijuana industry, you need to follow the regulations and do so in a legal fashion," said Alaska Department of Law Criminal Division Director John Skidmore.State regulators have said the businesses were operating illegally...
Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...the residents of Southeast just as it is to our office." Gov. Bill Walker's office referred comment to the Alaska Department of Law. "We are deeply disappointed by the 9th Circuit's ruling striking down the Roadless Rule exemption for Alaska...
Spike in number of female prisoners

...2004 and 2013, about 69 percent of female offenders served six months or less.John Skidmore, director of the Alaska Department of Law's Criminal Division, said the reason that women move in and out of jail quicker is either because women are...
Alcohol board takes up first draft of pot rules

You still can't smoke marijuana in public. On Thursday, the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted unanimously to make permanent the emergency order issued by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott on Feb.
State | Local | AK legislature
Day after SCOTUS ruling, longtime Juneau partners wed

...spokesperson for the governor said he was traveling and not available for further comment.A spokesperson for the Alaska Department of Law said the attorney general plans to drop the state's 9th Circuit appeal of the Hamby decision. The Supreme Court...
State | Local
Juneau School District may have missed deadline for state help on Marie Drake construction bond before an anticipated five-year moratorium on state reimbursement, but it wasn't fast enough.The Alaska Department of Law has declared the moratorium is effective retroactively to Jan. 1, 2015 following the bill's passage into law...
Plans suspended to double wind turbines at Fire Island

...phase of the project was approved in 2011 after contentious Regulatory Commission of Alaska meetings in which the Alaska Department of Law and Anchorage's Municipal Light and Power argued buying the power would cost ratepayers more over the long run...
Walker names National Guard investigator

Former Juneau Superior Court judge Patricia Collins has been hired by the Alaska Department of Law to conduct an investigation into the allegations of sexual assault within the Alaska National Guard. In a press conference Thursday...


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