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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
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
Alaska spends $100K 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/2014-11-19/alaska-spends-100k-defending-gay-marria
State
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
My Turn: Somerville's opinion hypocritical

...opportunity to vote on an amendment to our constitution that, if approved, would have stopped...Article VI, Clause 2) of the U.S. Constitution: when a conflict arises between federal...around this was to amend our state constitution. I can clearly recall Sen. Ted Stevens...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-07/my-turn-somervilles-opinion-hypocritica
Opinion
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
Teacher feels ostracized for pot confession

...and, although the situation had created added stress for the district, Berkey was within his legal rights.The Alaska Constitution for nearly 40 years has granted citizens the right to consume and grow marijuana in the privacy of their homes.? Stephanie...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-12/teacher-feels-ostracized-pot-confession
Local
Dangerous trick

...Sentinel. A razor blade was also found in a Twix candy bar in Maiden, North Carolina, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.? Dan Balmer is a reporter for the Peninsula Clarion. He can be reached at dan.balmer@peninsulaclarion.com.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-09/dangerous-trick
State
Egan to caucus with minority

...yes" vote from three-quarters of the Senate and three-quarters of the House, according to Article 9 of the Alaska Constitution. Fifteen is also the number of votes in the Senate and the House needed to override the gubernatorial veto of a spending...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-07/egan-caucus-minority
State | Local
GOP Congress to weigh legal pot in DC

...voters were for legalization of medical marijuana on Tuesday, narrowly missing the 60 percent needed to amend the state's constitution."This is just the first battle, and I plan to win the war," said Orlando trial attorney John Morgan, who vowed Wednesday...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-05/gop-congress-weigh-legal-pot-dc
State

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