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Fairbanks borough mayor to form marijuana working group

...FAIRBANKS - A panel will be created in the Fairbanks North Star Borough to guide development of rules governing commercial marijuana enterprises.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that borough Mayor Luke Hopkins is hoping to get regulations developed as...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-23/fairbanks-borough-mayor-form-marijuana-
State
Assembly pitches 1-year delay in opening pot shops

Pot shops wanting to open in Juneau may have to wait. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly is proposing a one-year delay in accepting applications for pot dispensaries, effective immediately, so...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-23/assembly-pitches-1-year-delay-opening-p
Local
My Turn: Leave the senior sales tax exemption alone

...distribution of marijuana add to the coffers? Why isn't the borough using "sin" taxes on alcohol and tobacco it collects and...touching collecting sales taxes on purchases from outside the borough?It is obvious in following the workings of Assembly Tax Exemption...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-25/leave-senior-sales-tax-exemption-alon
Opinion
Empire Editorial: For Christmas, we'd like to give ...

...any waterways and that nothing with a pulse lives within a mile. (Permits and studies sold separately.)To the City and Borough of Juneau, we give ample downtown parking. We can't afford the $75,000 price tag that comes with a new parking study...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-25/empire-editorial-christmas-wed-give
Opinion
Minimum wage measure could boost bus driver pay

...driver wages at double the minimum wage was part of the 1989 Alaska School bus Safety Act.The change could eventually add several hundred thousand dollars annually to the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District transportation costs.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-24/minimum-wage-measure-could-boost-bus-dr
State
Around Town for Wednesday, Dec. 24

...Duplicate Bridge Club game, 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Fireweed Place. Details: 586-1015.Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p.m., 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: 463-5680 or 463-5690.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-24/today-dec-24
Local
My Turn: Forested communities must be made whole

...the revenue from timber harvests to counties, parishes and boroughs with forested land. Most members of the Senate agree that...shared approximately $362 million with forested counties and boroughs, including more than $47 million with communities across...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-19/my-turn-forested-communities-must-be-
Opinion
City manager briefs chamber on budget

The City and Borough of Juneau, as expected, will once again will need to tighten its budget...from the Community Revenue Sharing Program, which provides Alaska's boroughs, cities, and unincorporated communities with money vital to the delivery...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-12/city-manager-briefs-chamber-budget
Local
My Turn: Boroughs plan unconstitutional

...wall-to-wall borough government on Alaska. "Model Boroughs" is a plan adopted...huge regional borough government. The "Model Boroughs" plan guarantees...an organized borough." The framers...for cities and boroughs as a local...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031307/opi_20070313027.shtml
Opinion
Towns look at new boroughs, but see system flaws

...consider linking as a borough, though, because...Ketchikan and Juneau boroughs are both talking...with the state's borough guidelines. "There...that want to form boroughs that are being told...has been denied borough status because it...requirement for boroughs. The town is fighting...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010506/sta_20060105003.shtml
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