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Ballot measure reaches half of signature goal

The organizers of the PFD Voter Registration ballot initiative say they've reached they halfway mark in their signature-gathering effort.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-17/ballot-measure-reaches-half-signature-g
State
Committee asks for special sales tax for pot

...discussing how it would handle marijuana taxation, White and several other committee members argued that supporters of Ballot Measure 2, which legalized marijuana last year, wanted marijuana to be regulated like alcohol. "The people who voted for...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-15/committee-asks-special-sales-tax-pot
Local
Juneau Assembly passes marijuana zoning ordinance; restricts cultivation in residential areas

...change necessary to bring city code into line with Ballot Measure 2, passed by Alaska voters last year to allow the...Kiehl said.Under Alaska statutes implemented by Ballot Measure 2, marijuana businesses can be licensed for retail sales, testing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-11-10/juneau-assembly-passes-marijuana-zoning
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GOP wins Kentucky guv's race in top state election

...decisions away from Mississippi lawmakers and give the courts too much power. The Legislature has put forward its own ballot measure that would prohibit "judicial enforcement" of school funding.The outcome, which appeared close late Tuesday...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-04/gop-wins-kentucky-guvs-race-
Nation and World
With marijuana deadline approaching, the most pressing issue is likely to go unresolved

...issue comes down to a part of Ballot Measure 2, which voters approved by a 53-47 margin one year ago. That ballot measure gave the MCB authority to regulate...office for approval.According to Ballot Measure 2, the state has until Feb...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-04/marijuana-deadline-approaching-most-pre
State
WSU regents to vote on tobacco-free campus

...public building entrance.The regents' decision comes nearly a year after undergraduates passed a student government ballot measure calling for the ban.Smoking cessation services will be available through student health organizations and in conjunction...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-27/wsu-regents-vote-tobacco-fre
Nation and World
In testimony, Alaskans plead for legal cannabis clubs

...of marijuana by a six-point margin.According to Ballot Measure No. 2, the state has until Nov. 24 to approve regulations...lacks the authority to authorize the clubs because Ballot Measure No. 2 - now a part of state statute - didn't explicitly...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-16/testimony-alaskans-plead-legal-cannabis
State
U.S. House to probe Pebble denial

...take place in the Bristol Bay watershed, one of the most productive sockeye salmon regions in Alaska.A statewide ballot measure in November that gave the Alaska Legislature the power to prohibit mining projects in Bristol Bay passed by almost...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-14/us-house-probe-pebble-denial
State
Low turnout 'a matter of education'

...a state election year with ballot measures - the group's effort certainly...possible solutions: adding more ballot measures and implementing a vote-by-mail...he said of possibly expanding ballot measures to draw people to the polls...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-10-12/low-turnout-matter-education
Local
Not polling our weight

...municipal election of 2007 included several notable ballot measures, which also tend to increase voter turnout. And...2008 wasn't quite as full."People turn out for ballot measures and that shows," said Robert Barr, Juneau's library...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-10-11/not-polling-our-weight
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