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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-29/tongass-exemption-roadless-rule-overtur
State
Spike in number of female prisoners

ANCHORAGE - The increase in the number of women prisoners in Alaska more than tripled that of male inmate growth between 2004 and 2013, according to a study by University of Alaska Anchorage researchers.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-25/spike-number-female-prisoners
State
Day after SCOTUS ruling, longtime Juneau partners wed

Social media exploded with posts and hashtags Friday morning: After decades of national debate, the U.S. Supreme Court had decided that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-26/day-after-scotus-ruling-longtime-juneau
State | Local
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.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-01/alcohol-board-takes-first-draft-pot-rul
State | Local | AK legislature
Juneau School District may have missed deadline for state help on Marie Drake construction

...school 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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-28/juneau-school-district-may-have-missed-
Local
Alaska AG signs brief against legal gay marriage

...same federalism issues that are at the heart of the Alaska constitutional amendment case," a statement from the Alaska Department of Law stated. "Until such time as we have a final decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Attorney General has...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-05/alaska-ag-signs-brief-against-legal-gay
State | AK legislature
Attorney general signs brief against legal gay marriage

...same federalism issues that are at the heart of the Alaska constitutional amendment case," a statement from the Alaska Department of Law stated. "Until such time as we have a final decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Attorney General has...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-03/attorney-general-signs-brief-against-le
State | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-03/plans-suspended-double-wind-turbines-fi
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-22/walker-names-national-guard-investigato
State
State to suspend same-sex marriage appeal

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear four same-sex marriage lawsuits similar to Alaska's Hamby v. Parnell, the state will ask the 9th U.S.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-16/state-suspend-same-sex-marriage-appeal
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