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...following Martina Hingis, Monica Seles, Tracy Austin and Steffi Graf.2006 - Sprinter Justin Gatlin receives an eight-year ban from track and field, avoiding a lifetime penalty in exchange for his cooperation with doping authorities and because an earlier...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-22/today-sports-history
Sports
Denali planning for temporary ban on pet goats

...superintendent of Denali National Park and Preserve plans to temporarily ban certain pets after a local resident was cited for hiking on park...official hearing, likely next year, as a step toward making the ban permanent. Striker said temporary closures can last anywhere...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-29/denali-planning-temporary-ban-pet-goats
State
Hunters' fight to bring polar bear trophies home

...approved bear populations in Canada, that the USFWS didn't properly designate the polar bear as depleted and that the import ban shouldn't apply to their bears legally taken before the polar bear listing.In a separate challenge, SCI maintained that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-19/hunters-fight-bring-polar-bear-trophies
State
State to appeal setnet initiative ruling

...would permit a ballot initiative that could ban setnets in certain parts of the state...in 2013 seeking to ask voters whether to ban setnets in urban parts of the state, which...superior court's decision in the set-net ban initiative case (Alaska Fisheries Conservation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-10/state-appeal-setnet-initiative-ruling
State
Senator: Oil export ban 'outdated relic'

...advanced nation in the world that employes a ban on oil exporting. She's calling the report, "A Ban for One: The Outdated Prohibition on U.S...exported oil not matching domestic demand."The ban on oil exports is an outdated relic of a bygone...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-27/senator-oil-export-ban-outdated-relic
State
EPA asks judge to toss Pebble lawsuit

...project has gone through permitting.Public comment is currently being taken on restrictions proposed by EPA that would not ban mining of the deposit but would essentially block the type of project the mine's owners have publicly discussed.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-06/epa-asks-judge-toss-pebble-lawsuit
State
Gay marriage arguments flooding federal courts

...Orleans is expected to soon set a date to hear arguments on Texas' ban.The flurry of arguments means an upcoming spate of rulings...Supreme Court to take up the case and uphold the state's ban.The burst of action across the nation on gay marriage was spurred...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-05/gay-marriage-arguments-flooding-federal
State
Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

...recording surfaced of Donald Sterling scolding his girlfriend for bringing black men to Clippers games. The audio spurred the NBA to ban Sterling for life and fine him $2.5 million.Sterling was apologetic after the audio recording went viral, but his mea culpa...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-13/steve-ballmer-becomes-owner-la-clipper
Sports
Treadwell, Miller trade jabs at debate

...All three candidates oppose abortion with varying degrees of exemptions.Treadwell said another initiative also seeking to ban abortions sent to his official office had to be rejected since it was worded directly against current law, as set by the state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-06/treadwell-miller-trade-jabs-debate
State
Legal pot would pose challenge for city

...4, communities would still have the right to ban pot shops. But, like the state's administration...Through the initiative, cities would not be able to ban the use of marijuana, but they could ban marijuana dispensaries."We'll just have to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-28/legal-pot-would-pose-challenge-city
Local

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