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Pot legal, but finances remain in black market

...marijuana banking amounts to money laundering under federal law as a result of the substance designation."So far...local law provides a legal defense to a violation of federal law, including any civil or criminal violation of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-26/pot-legal-finances-remain-black-market
State
Military site shootings demonstrate FBI terrorism concerns

...this kind of tactic has a lot going for it."One federal law enforcement official said investigators did not immediately...was not under investigation and was not on the radar of federal law enforcement before the shooting, officials have said...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-19/military-site-shootings-demonstrate-f
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Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground By LISA LEFF and DAVID KLEPPER

...those in Washington state, Indiana and Tennessee, have adopted minimum wages higher than those set under state or federal law. But none have committed themselves to going as high as California.University of California officials estimated that...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-23/higher-minimum-wage-proposals-gain-gr
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Jail clerical error acknowledged in church shooting gun buy

...according to a police report.That information should have been enough to prevent Roof from buying a gun based on a federal law banning gun sales to anyone who uses or is addicted to a controlled substance, Comey said.The FBI examiner also said...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-14/jail-clerical-error-acknowledged-chur
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Anti-pot taboo shrinks in presidential politics

...states that are legalizing a drug still forbidden under federal law. And at conservative policy gatherings, Republicans...23 states and the District of Columbia are flouting federal law by allowing marijuana use for medical or recreational...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-07/anti-pot-taboo-shrinks-presidential-p
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Empire Editorial: Rayco jury's decision was the right call

...decision. It also isn't the whole story. According to federal law, Coxe was a terrible business owner.For decades...have gone missing from Rayco Sales, and Coxe violated federal law nearly 500 times for failing to properly record what...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-18/empire-editorial-rayco-jurys-decision
Opinion
Alaska rejects legislation to prevent prison rape

...states have given the federal government formal assurances that they are actively working toward full compliance.The federal law has several requirements that range from increased training of staff about sex-abuse policies to screening new inmates...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-17/alaska-rejects-legislation-prevent-pris
State
Study: Scant evidence medical marijuana helps many illnesses

...based on poor quality studies, patients' testimonials or other nonscientific evidence.Marijuana is illegal under federal law and some scientists say research has been stymied by government hurdles including a declaration that marijuana is a...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-24/study-scant-evidence-medical-marijuan
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Boston bomber will get chance to break silence at sentencing

...President Bill Clinton commuted the sentence of David Ronald Chandler, the first person sentenced to death under the 1988 federal law that allowed capital punishment in drug-related killings. A gunman who said Chandler - an Alabama marijuana dealer...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-24/boston-bomber-will-get-chance-break-s
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Convicted staffer still on payroll

...FMLA-related or that she has been paid the entire time she's been gone, even though she's been on the payroll.The federal law allows employees to take "unpaid, job protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with the continuation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-16/convicted-staffer-still-payroll
State

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