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This year's pallet bonfire still anyone's guess

...of the ideas in the mix is to build a replica of the Downton Abbey mansion. Guaneli, a retired assistant attorney general for the state, said it would be a good way to pay homage to the PBS British TV show, which is going off air in 2016.Then...
The story behind Juneau's 'iron' throne

If you build a towering Iron Throne sculpture out of more than one hundred wooden pallets and set it on fire on a public beach, the Internet is bound to notice.
Judge to rule Monday on new marijuana law

A Juneau Superior Court judge will reach a decision on Monday about the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska's request to toss out a new law that toughens state penalties on marijuana possession.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Halter Marine of Gulfport, Miss., filed a claim in April that the state had the company build a much more expensive ship than the $77 million vessel Halter thought it was agreeing to build.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Allowing the Legislature to repeal regulations set by state agencies - an idea some argue would fundamentally alter the balance of power in government - was approved today by the state Senate.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

After attaching a minor amendment that calls for review of the program after three years, assembly members voted almost unanimously to hike waste management utility fees from $2.80 to $4 a month. The estimated return to the city would be $173,000 a year. ``I think it's a wonderful step forward.
Sentence of deadly drunken driver appealed

...affect the way judges sentence drunken-driving homicides in the future, said Dean Guaneli, chief assistant attorney general for the state. But the opinion won't increase the sentence for Michael Glaser, because state law doesn't allow prison...
Pro-move group calls for new election

Legislative-move advocates are contesting the results of a failed ballot initiative to move the Legislature from Juneau to Anchorage and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and are calling for a new election in 2004. Ballot Measure 3 failed by a 2-1 margin statewide in November, but initiative sponsor Alaskans for Efficient Government says the public was not fully informed of the costs of the move.
Mead tapped as new City Attorney

...Associate Attorney with the Hoffman, Silver, Gilman & Blasco law firm. Mead has also worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alaska, Department of Law, Civil Division, and as an Associate Attorney with the Robertson, Monagle...
Initiative may reach ballot without disclosures

Despite new laws aimed at letting the public know who is providing the financial backing for ballot initiatives, the way the Alaska Sea Party is conducting its campaign means it will be able to evade that scrutiny.


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