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Comment deadline nears on NPS proposed regulations

...allowances for the hunting of wolves, coyotes and bears under the state's general hunting regulations that conflict with Federal laws and policies. The proposed federal regulations also propose other wildlife related changes as well as procedural changes...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-28/comment-deadline-nears-nps-proposed-
Outdoors
Forest Service criticized over Tongass management

...Department of Agriculture, said the Headwaters analysis missed a key point. The Forest Service is part of the USDA, and federal law dictates much of the department's spending."The Headwaters analysis says that if you are being totally rational...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-18/forest-service-criticized-over-tongass-
State
My Turn: Somerville's opinion hypocritical

...Supremacy Clause" (Article VI, Clause 2) of the U.S. Constitution: when a conflict arises between federal law and state law, federal law is supreme.In other words, the authority granted by the Statehood Act for Alaska to manage fish and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-07/my-turn-somervilles-opinion-hypocritica
Opinion
UA system warns staff, students of pot use

...but "failure to comply with federal laws and regulations regarding marijuana...possession, it was still a violation of federal law and wouldn't be allowed on campus...understand that it's still against federal law and that UAS is a public school...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-14/ua-system-warns-staff-students-pot-use
Local
My Turn: There is a progressive alternative to Cathy Munoz

...Munoz voted in favor of House Bill 69, the so-called "Firearms Freedom Act," a law that exempts the state from federal laws relating to possession or acquisition of a firearm. The law would bar the state from assisting federal agents when...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-03/my-turn-there-progressive-alternative
Opinion
Court balks at last-minute voting changes

...Court's track record in this area in recent years.By a 5-4 vote in June 2013, the justices decided to remove from federal law the most effective tool for fighting voting discrimination. The court's ruling in a case from Shelby County, Alabama...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-10-19/court-balks-last-minute-voting-change
Not For Web
Smoke on the water

...the Alaska Marine Highway.Thanks to a conflict with federal law, if Alaskans approve the legalization of marijuana...Coast Guard."We are going to continue to enforce federal laws in all navigable waters of the U.S.," explained...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-03/smoke-water
Local
Death on the Hill

...after being held on an insanity charge. John Houts hanged himself from his bunk on Oct. 17, 1952. In 1883, before federal law came to Alaska and before the federal jail was built, a miners' court convened in Juneau and sentenced two Native...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-30/death-hill
Local
Alaska Supreme Court rules for non-Native adoption

...split decision with an earlier Superior Court ruling that the baby's well-being trumped legal preferences under federal law designed to keep children with Native American communities when possible.In its Sept. 12 action, the state Supreme...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-02/alaska-supreme-court-rules-non-native-a
State
My Turn: Vote Parnell

...been many highway options under consideration. Each alternative requires laborious review in accordance with rigorous federal laws and regulations, and any perceived deviation sets the process farther back.Juneau residents and all Alaskans can thank...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-28/my-turn
Opinion

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