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Justices boost workplace religious protections

...WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court strengthened civil rights protections Monday for employees...an opinion for seven justices.Federal civil rights law gives religious practices...of religion, Scalia said. The federal civil rights law known as Title VII requires...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-06-02/justices-boost-workplace-religious-p
Regional News
National Guardsmen deploy to Middle East

...Sunday, 26 members of the Alaska Air National Guard's 176th Civil Engineer Squadron left Alaska en route to a six-month deployment...and active-duty soldiers in an 170-person expeditionary civil engineer group.They are expected to be involved with minor...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-03/national-guardsmen-deploy-middle-east
State
Trial begins in fight over control of oldest national synagogue

...began in a packed courtroom in U.S. District Court in Providence, Judge John McConnell noted that the court is resolving a civil, not religious, dispute."To do otherwise, in this court's opinion, would violate the First Amendment," he said...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-06-02/trial-begins-fight-over-control-olde
Regional News
NSA collection of US phone records no longer an issue

...House-passed bill and postpone timely enactment of legislation that responsibly protects national security while enhancing civil liberty protections," said a statement by Republican Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, who chairs the Judiciary Committee, and...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-06-02/nsa-collection-us-phone-records-no-l
Regional News
Have we come to this?

...interests or suppress free speech. At the very least - democracy must provide rule of law, transparent exchange of ideas, civil debate and accountability from our elected representatives. These tenets are critical - whether we are engaged in discussion...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-06-01/have-we-come
Letters
Wreckage of missing Yute Air plane found in Kwethluk River

...time it went missing.The wreckage was spotted by another Yute Air pilot who was flying a company aircraft during the search. Civil Air Patrol flew over the area and confirmed it was the aircraft wreckage.Alaska State Troopers, military aircraft and others...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-01/wreckage-missing-yute-air-plane-found-k
State
Searchers look for lost Yute Air plane in southwest Alaska

...pilot since about noon Saturday.The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center is heading up a search with trooper aircraft assisting Civil Air Patrol and military aircraft. Several local air carriers and pilots operating in Western Alaska are also helping.Yute...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-01/searchers-look-lost-yute-air-plane-sout
State
Eight years later, gun shop trial to begin

...Court this week, eight years after the case was brought.Jury selection is scheduled for Monday morning in the wrongful death civil lawsuit that the family of Simone Young Kim brought in 2008 against Ray Coxe, owner of Rayco Sales gun shop on Old Dairy Road...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-31/eight-years-later-gun-shop-trial-begin
Local
My Turn: Medicaid reform is the real red herring

...providers can be affordable for everyone, we've got to change it from an economic commodity to a human right.? Rich Moniak is a Juneau resident and retired civil engineer with more than 35 years of experience working in the public sector.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-29/my-turn-medicaid-reform-real-red-herr
Opinion
State sees huge interest in new pot board

...proclaims himself a "marijuana advocate" on Twitter. There's Jason Brandeis, associate professor of constitutional law and civil liberties at the University of Alaska-Anchorage. Even this reporter applied.Bob Claus, a former Alaska State Trooper in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-31/state-sees-huge-interest-new-pot-board
State

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