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My Turn: Tongass officials should look to the future

...challenges as Siuslaw National Forest supervisor during the spotted owl crisis of the 1990s on the Oregon Coast. First, a federal judge enjoined logging of owl habitat, then a sweeping new management plan reduced timber harvesting by 95 percent.We could...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-07/my-turn
Opinion
Expert says Alaska has history of discrimination

...pre-statehood.University of Utah political science professor Daniel McCool testified Monday in the trial being heard by a federal judge in Anchorage. He said the state's current failure to provide full language assistance to Native language speakers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-02/expert-says-alaska-has-history-discrimi
State
Huge advances for gay marriage in an eventful year

...to the case, and in February a federal judge, Arenda L. Wright Allen, ruled...A day after that ruling, a federal judge in Utah created even bigger waves...from marrying.On Wednesday, a federal judge in Indiana struck down that state's...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-27/huge-advances-gay-marriage-eventful-y
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Expert says Alaska has history of discrimination

...pre-statehood.University of Utah political science professor Daniel McCool testified Monday in the trial being heard by a federal judge in Anchorage. He said the state's current failure to provide full language assistance to Native language speakers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-01/expert-says-alaska-has-history-discrimi
State
Voting officials knew of poor translation

...long time," the Anchorage Daily News reported.Wassilie left her post in 2012.The current case, being heard by a federal judge in Anchorage, alleges the state has failed to provide accurate, complete translations of voting materials into Native...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-29/voting-officials-knew-poor-translation
State
No-fly list ruled unconstitutional

...The U.S. government offers no adequate method for people to challenge their placement on its no-fly list, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a case involving 13 Muslims who believe they're on the list.U.S. District Court Judge Anna...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-25/no-fly-list-ruled-unconstitutional
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My Turn: Strong Copywright Law supports journalism and informed communities

...communities. As an example of the importance of copyright protection, consider a case last year that was decided by a federal judge in New York. The case involved Meltwater, a for-profit service, which scraped Associated Press articles from the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-14/my-turn-strong-copywright-law-support
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Too important for federal court

...Arkansas, Idaho, Virginia and other states have been. The only question: How much money and time will pass before a federal judge strikes down Alaska's ban? A precedent has been established. Attempts to keep the ban via legal channels will be...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-14/empire-editorial-too-important-federa
Opinion
Alaska's same-sex couples encouraged by national trend

...two people in love shouldn't have the freedom to get married."More and more, federal judges across the nation are agreeing.Since December, federal judges in Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Texas, Arkansas and Idaho have ruled in favor of same-sex...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-14/alaskas-same-sex-couples-encouraged-nat
State | Local
Today in History

...prison term.)In 1989, a gas explosion in the Soviet Union engulfed two passing trains, killing 575.In 1998, a federal judge sentenced Terry Nichols to life in prison for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-04
Local

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