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Fairbanks voters to decide on marijuana tax

...look at this, we're not passing a tax, we're letting the people decide if they wanna have a tax on this or not," said Councilman David Pruhs, who sponsored the ordinance.The levy would apply to transfers of marijuana from any retail establishment to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-21/fairbanks-voters-decide-marijuana-tax
State
Fairbanks to vote on marijuana tax

...look at this, we're not passing a tax, we're letting the people decide if they wanna have a tax on this or not," said Councilman David Pruhs, who sponsored the ordinance.The levy would apply to transfers of marijuana from any retail establishment to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-22/fairbanks-vote-marijuana-tax
State
Thank You: Thank you from the Juneau Sister Cities Committee

...march in the Fourth of July parade.The committee was delighted when the Mounties, Inspector Archie Thompson, Curtis, councilman John Streicker and his wife Susan accepted. Whitehorse was well-represented and made us proud during the parade. Six uniformed...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-07-19/thank-you-thank-you-juneau-sister-c
Neighbors
Kayak protesters detained after trying to stop Shell oil rig

...Sharp, a Greenpeace spokeswoman. Several dozen supporters in kayaks and canoes lined up behind them, she said.Seattle Councilman Mike O'Brien was among those detained. He and others in kayaks paddled into Seattle's picturesque Elliott Bay before...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-16/kayak-protesters-detained-after-trying-
State
Bethel battles growing heroin problem

...people out there. We can really help these people," said Councilman Byron Maczynski, who said he has received a death threat...help and how they can get it, and creating support groups.Councilman Mark Springer said the problem is being fed by a criminal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-18/bethel-battles-growing-heroin-problem
State
City councilman blocks federal grant proposal

FAIRBANKS - A Fairbanks city councilman who routinely votes unsuccessfully...won a budget skirmish this week.Councilman Lloyd Hilling cast the lone "no...new city ambulance.One other councilman was absent and another late. The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-05/city-councilman-blocks-federal-grant-pr
State
Cleveland police body camera program cost could rise

...a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations.Councilman Matt Zone, chairman of the council's public safety committee...said Lindsay Miller, a researcher with the group.Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed, who represents a ward on the east side with some...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-08/cleveland-police-body-camera-program-
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Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Baltimore man

...because she had a personal interest in calming unrest in the city that followed Gray's death and because her husband is a city councilman who represents the areas most impacted by upheaval.Gray's death became a symbol of what protesters say is a pattern of...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/prosecutor-6-officers-indicted-death-
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Fears mount over Palmyra as IS expands territory in Syria

...side of a key border crossing with Syria after Iraqi government forces pulled out, according to Athal al-Fahdawi, a local councilman. The fall of the al-Walid crossing will help the militants to shuttle weaponry and reinforcements more easily across the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/fears-mount-over-palmyra-expands-terr
Not For Web
Los Angeles council votes for $15 minimum wage

...housing costs in the nation. California minimum wage is $9."The elephant in the room is the lack of affordable housing," Councilman Mitch O'Farrell said before the vote.In April, Seattle began phasing in its new $15 minimum wage law. Most workers...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-20/los-angeles-council-votes-15-minimum-
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