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At National Guard reunion, veterans reminisce, swap stories

...off," Johnson explained. "I thought that was it."The annual reunion dinner started a few years ago when the Alaska Legislature created Alaska National Guard Appreciation Day. Mitchell said he and a few other former Guard members thought the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-02/national-guard-reunion-veterans-reminis
Local
NOAA to host Ted Stevens Day open house

...at Juneau's Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute, the headquarters of Auke Bay Laboratories. In 2011, the Alaska Legislature designated the fourth Saturday in July each year as Ted Stevens Day. This year's Ted Stevens Day falls on July...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-07-24/noaa-host-ted-stevens-day-open-house
Outdoors
Medicaid expanded in Alaska

After months of standstill in the Alaska Legislature, everything changed for Medicaid expansion in the...Social Services numbers.The Republican-dominated Alaska Legislature this year held about two dozen hearings on Medicaid...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-16/medicaid-expanded-alaska
State
Putting up your own fish II: Fish license options

...six Bardos and whether you should have switched to the chartreuse spoon, all will be revealed. Be advised, the Alaska Legislature was talking about raising the age limit last session. My understanding is that they tabled it for now but if you...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-22/putting-your-own-fish-ii-fish-license-opt
Art
Rapist hopes to outlive sentence

...might say the law has changed because of cases very much like this one, and sentences very much like that."The Alaska Legislature upped the prison and probation sentences for sex crimes in 2005 and 2006. Future charges?The mother in the recent...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-17/rapist-hopes-outlive-sentence
Local
My Turn: Staying the course through America's foreign policy contradictions

...school in Haines and helped Thunder Mountain students make an origami peacock. In April 2014, it was given to the Alaska Legislature as a gesture of peace. Three months later, he was home while the Israeli Defense Force pounded his tiny enclave...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-10/my-turn-staying-course-through-americ
Opinion
Marijuana board holds first meeting, wants laws changed

...laws.The board held its first meeting Thursday in Fairbanks. They signed off on statutory changes it wants the Alaska Legislature to change in last year's ballot measure that legalized commercial marijuana, reported The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-05/marijuana-board-holds-first-meeting-wan
State
Ballot measure oversight leaves villages unable to prohibit pot sales

...and boards can't change statutes. Only the Alaska Legislature or a ballot initiative can do that.House Bill...regulations to be complete by November, but the Alaska Legislature isn't scheduled to meet again in regular session...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-02/ballot-measure-oversight-leaves-village
State
Empire Editorial: To fight rising prison costs, Alaska must reform

...released and admitted, but do the math, and it works out to nearly $62,000 per inmate bed per year.Though the Alaska Legislature has solved the state's budget puzzle for the 2016 fiscal year, in less than seven months it will be back at work...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-23/empire-editorial-fight-rising-prison-
Opinion
Empire Editorial: More questions than answers

...staffer to Sen. Charlie Huggins and one of the Alaska Legislature's highest paid aides, may have been paid since...terminate an employee for far less, so why would the Alaska Legislature have a lower standard? That especially should hold...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-21/more-questions-answers
Opinion

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