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A lack of (land) trust

...granting the tribe more authority.The state filed its appellant brief with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Monday.The state's appeal follows years of litigation by the Akiachak Native Community, Chilkoot Indian Association...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-25/lack-land-trust
Local
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
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
Not For Web
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
Not For Web
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
State
Sitka Local Foods Network a finalist in 50 States for Good contest

...representative nonprofit organization from each state and the District of Columbia compete for a chance to win $10,000 from Tom's of...system."The 51 finalists (one from each state plus the District of Columbia) were selected from a pool of about 1,100 nominated...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-09-22/sitka-local-foods-network-finalist-
Neighbors
Small aircraft lands on Capitol lawn

...Hughes could face charges of violating federal aviation laws. Airspace security rules that cover the Capitol and the District of Columbia prohibit private aircraft flights without prior coordination and permission, and violators can face civil and criminal...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/small-aircraft-lands-capitol-lawn
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Watershed moment for gay marriage

...recently as October, barely a third of the states permitted it. Now, same-sex couples can marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia, a dramatic change in the law that has been accompanied by an equally fast shift in public opinion.Now that everyone...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-28/watershed-moment-gay-marriage
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