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Senate panel would allow pot vendors to use banks

...with marijuana-related companies. Four states allow sales of marijuana for recreational use, and 23 states and the District of Columbia permit medical marijuana.The committee's vote comes as attitudes among lawmakers on marijuana are loosening somewhat...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-24/senate-panel-would-allow-pot-vendors-us
State
Medicaid figures up, stir worry about budgets

...jobs and nearly $1.2 billion in new revenue to health care providers as a result of expansion.Thirty states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid, or plan to do so, to include all adults with incomes at or below 138 percent of the federal...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-20/medicaid-figures-stir-worry-about-bud
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My Turn: Walker on Medicaid expansion: It's time

...days, the governor may accept the money, regardless of LB&A action.Governors and legislatures in 29 states plus the District of Columbia have already made the common-sense decision to accept Medicaid expansion. Ten Republican governors have approved Medicaid...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-17/my-turn-walker-medicaid-expansion-its
Opinion
Supreme Court extends gay marriage nationwide

...litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally.Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court's 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-26/supreme-court-extends-gay-marriage-nati
State
Anti-pot taboo shrinks in presidential politics

...to laughs and applause. "I defend the right of Colorado to be wrong on that issue."Altogether, 23 states and the District of Columbia are flouting federal law by allowing marijuana use for medical or recreational purposes.Not all candidates say leave...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-07/anti-pot-taboo-shrinks-presidential-p
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Nebraska abolishes the death penalty in landmark vote

...If it could be done by one man, it would have been done a long time ago."Nebraska joins 18 other states and the District of Columbia in banning the ultimate punishment. Shortly after the vote, Ricketts issued a statement condemning the Legislature...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-28/nebraska-abolishes-death-penalty-land
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Top Juneau youth volunteer to be recognized

...honorees, one middle and one high school student, plus a select number of distinguished finalists from each state and the District of Columbia were selected based on criteria such as personal initiative, effort, impact and personal growth.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-17/top-juneau-youth-volunteer-be-recog
Neighbors
1st self-driving vehicle you see may have 18 wheels

...never forgive a single fatal crash blamed on a fully automated big rig.For now four states, including Nevada, and the District of Columbia, certify testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads as long as a human driver is behind the wheel, and a few others...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-07/1st-self-driving-vehicle-you-see-may-
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States move to reduce time spent on Common Core-based exam

DENVER - Students in 11 states and the District of Columbia will spend less time next year taking tests based on the Common Core standards, a decision made in response to widespread opposition...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/states-move-reduce-time-spent-common-
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Who's next? Pot changes won't stop with Washington

...Colorado and Washington. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have allowed marijuana for medicinal purposes, and more...the successful campaigns in Colorado and Washington.District of Columbia: legalizationThe D.C. Cannabis Campaign says the group...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-09/whos-next-pot-changes-wont-stop-washing
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