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Criminal pot bills put on hold for rewrite

JUNEAU - Bills that would decriminalize small...R-Anchorage, said the bills, versions of which were introduced...are being rewritten. The bills were intended to legalize 1...staff member working on the bill, said lawmakers still want...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/criminal-pot-bills-put-hold-rewrite
State | AK legislature
Today in sports history for Friday, Jan. 30

...behind MVP Emmitt Smith and safety James Washington, beats Buffalo 30-13 for their second straight NFL title while giving the Bills four straight Super Bowl losses.1999 - Martina Hingis wins her fifth Grand Slam title and third straight Australian Open with...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-30/today-sports-history
Sports
Consultants suggest possibly revisiting Cook Inlet credits

...credits received renewed attention earlier this month, when Gov. Bill Walker wrote an opinion piece that said Alaska is projected to...knows those energy supplies are secure, Micciche said.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, said it's worth evaluating the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-30/consultants-suggest-possibly-revisiting
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska's love/hate affair with government spending

...controlled Congress. The first was the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The $787 billion stimulus spending bill was intended to inject borrowed money into an economy in freefall after the 2008 global financial crisis. Republicans fought...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-30/my-turn-alaskas-lovehate-affair-gover
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Here we go again ...

...Unless oil prices double in the next year, more will come. Where those future reductions will come from is beyond us. Gov. Bill Walker is proposing a 2.5 percent reduction to education funding, a modest cut compared to what other departments will see...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-30/empire-editorial-here-we-go-again
Opinion
Cabinet-level rural advisor planned

...governments have historically been at odds with the relatively young state government. Mallott, a Tlingit from Yakutat, said Gov. Bill Walker is a "very special man" who has made it a goal of his administration to turn that around."So that at the end of our...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-30/cabinet-level-rural-advisor-planned
State | AK legislature
Joan Marie Braley Sahlin

...dear husband William J. Braley. Joan and Bill loved to sing and dance, spending many...Halloween night in Las Vegas, 1986, Joan and Bill were married. In their twilight years...her husband of 36 years, William J. "Bill" Braley of Fairbanks; daughter Jody M...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173669622
Helen Dapcevich

...retired in 1979, and she became an active member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Because of Helen and Bill's strong belief in family, the made several trips over the years to visit their families in Montenegro. Helen also shared...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000173669633
Shorting schools now will require catchup later

Gov. Bill Walker's proposed 10 percent decrease in school formula forward-funding...the results of studies mandated by last year's omnibus education bill, HB278.The bill, which was signed into law by former Gov. Sean Parnell, required...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/shorting-schools-now-will-require-catch
State | AK legislature
After federal announcement, governor talks secession

Gov. Bill Walker said he will "consider all options" when asked if he will consider Alaska's secession from the United States after President...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-28/after-federal-announcement-governor-tal
State | AK legislature

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