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Michigan close to banning student-athlete unions

...Snyder.A federal judge struck down the measure this year, saying the provisions were in a bill that was originally drafted to address powers of emergency managers - violating the state constitution's "change of purpose" clause.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-12-17/michigan-close-banning-student-athlete
Sports
Today in History

...the U.S. House of Representatives.On this date:In 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.In 1897, "The Katzenjammer Kids," the pioneering comic strip created by Rudolph Dirks, made its debut in the New York...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-12/today-history
Local
State faces $3.5B deficit amid lower oil prices

...forecast itself does not delve into the overall budget.Unrestricted general fund revenue - money not limited in its use by the constitution, law or something else - is expected to drop to $2.2 billion in 2016.The state is expected to dip into savings to get...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-11/state-faces-35b-deficit-amid-lower-oil-
State
How do you count Alaska's governors? It depends

...is shown on the fourth spot in the hall. Egan is shown again in the fifth slot for serving from 1970 to 1974.Under the constitution, a governor who serves two full successive terms cannot serve again until a full term has passed. A term is defined as...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-04/how-do-you-count-alaskas-governors-it-d
State
Letter: November is Alaska's Juror Appreciation Month

...by jury has developed over centuries. The signers of the constitution believed that the rights at issue, including trial by jury...Amendment. These rights have further protection under the Alaska Constitution. All persons who are residents of Alaska, 18 years of age...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-28/letter-november-alaskas-juror-appreci
Letters
Letter: Constitution - Smon-stitution: Who Cares?

...Oh, really?Would you believe that Constitution Day (old label: "Citizenship Day...celebrates the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and American citizenship for all of...1787 in Philadelphia when the U.S. Constitution was signed into existence.The establishment...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-18/letter-constitution-smon-stitution-wh
Letters
Constitution Party will field governor candidate

...race.The state Division of Elections has approved placing Constitution Party candidate J.R. Myers' name on the ballot, the...establishing this party."The public radio network reports the Constitution Party is politically conservative with a Christian worldview...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-28/constitution-party-will-field-governor-
State
Judge invalidates part of statewide school funding mechanism

...in additional funding statewide.Judge William Carey ruled the contribution is a dedicated fund, which violate the state constitution's provision that no state tax or license will be earmarked for any special purpose. Carey ruled in the case Friday, but...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-25/judge-invalidates-part-statewide-school
State
My Turn: Making free speech free again

...campaign cycle, we've got fewer than two years to demand Congress strengthen our individual rights by amending the U.S. Constitution to affirm that corporations aren't people and spending money isn't speech.In the days after the polls closed, I received...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-14/my-turn-making-free-speech-free-again
Opinion
State of Alaska spends $103,000 defending gay marriage lawsuit

...state's ban on gay marriage approved by voters in 1998 violated the due process and equal protection provisions of the U.S. Constitution. After the appeals court lifted a temporary stay and the Supreme Court denied a review of the case, the state has asked...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-20/state-alaska-spends-103000-defending-ga
State

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