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Senate OKs gay rights bill

...Obama that he could act unilaterally and issue an executive order barring anti-gay workplace discrimination by federal contractors. Chad Griffin, the president of the Human Rights Campaign, said Obama is empowered to act and called on him...

http://juneauempire.com/donna-cassata/2013-11-08/senate-oks-gay-rights-bill
Port expansion manager urges dismissal of lawsuit

...Anchorage should be dismissed, the company's attorney said Thursday.Kurt Hamrock told a federal judge that as a federal contractor, Integrated Concepts and Research Corp. is protected by sovereign immunity, just like the federal government...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-12/port-expansion-manager-urges-dismissal-
State
Government shutdown changing local lives

...days leading up to the shutdown helped mitigate some of the potential ramifications of the governmental halt, one federal contractor said."(Leadership) began to make decisions early such that the integrity of the science would not be compromised...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-04/government-shutdown-changing-local-live
Local
Efforts to relax pot rules gaining momentum in the US

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Catharine Leach is married and has two boys, age 2 and 8. She has a good job with a federal contractor and smokes pot most every day.While she worries that her public support for marijuana decriminalization and legalization...

http://juneauempire.com/david-klepper/2012-06-11/efforts-relax-pot-rules-gaining
Contractor disputes Miller electioneering accusation

ANCHORAGE - A federal contractor from Washington state disputes claims by Alaska Senate hopeful Joe Miller that an employee engaged in electioneering. Miller's...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111010/sta_733934871.shtml
News
Miller camp files money complaint

...alleges that a group formed by Alaska Native corporations has violated the law by using money they've gotten as federal contractors to try to influence the Alaska Senate race for Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Miller's campaign, in a complaint to the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102110/sta_723849699.shtml
News
Former Tlingit and Haida chief justice dies in Seattle

...small and minority business program. While there, he wrote the model subcontracting plan for small and minority federal contractors. While at Boeing, the company increased its contracts to minority business from $7 million annually to $155...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030111/reg_792682895.shtml
Regional News
The economic power of Obama's pen

...executive order to encourage federal contractors to provide their workers with...presidents have long asked federal contractors to lead the nation by example...Executive Order 11246, requiring federal contractors to provide equal employment...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070810/opi_670009479.shtml
Opinion
Senate panel: Alaska Native firms have unfair advantage

...Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight found that last year, four Alaska Native corporations were among the 100 largest federal contractors in the country: Arctic Slope Regional Corp., Afogniak Native Corp., NANA Regional Corp. and Chugach Alaska...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071709/sta_465133183.shtml
Goldbelt approves $544,400 payout to shareholders

Goldbelt's board of directors approved a $2-per-share dividend last week, based on record revenues from the urban Native corporation's Mount Roberts Tramway and Goldbelt Hotel Juneau operations, and the success of its federal contracting companies.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110107/loc_20071101021.shtml
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