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DOT to survey Douglas eagle nests by helicopter

...aboard a Temsco helicopter to survey North Douglas Highway between the bridge and Fish Creek Road.DOT is required by federal law to take bald eagle nests into account during construction projects.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-04/dot-survey-douglas-eagle-nests-helicopt
Local
Honor fallen police officers

...Officers Richard Adair and Jimmy Kennedy, who were shot and killed on the job in 1979.Members of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies - plus their families, members of the Adair family and elected officials- gather at Adair's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-30/honor-fallen-police-officers
Local
Marijuana ruling disappoints advocates

...not the court and this is not the time" to overturn federal law, she said.The ruling came after more than 20 states...increasingly skeptical of marijuana's status under federal law" and said it would influence marijuana policy despite...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/marijuana-ruling-disappoints-advocate
Not For Web
DEA chief to retire amid pressure over sex scandal

...hands-off approach that lets states legalize marijuana so long as it is state-regulated. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law and is classified by the DEA as a Schedule 1 drug, along with drugs such as heroin and peyote.Leonhart also declined...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-22/dea-chief-retire-amid-pressure-over-s
Not For Web
City's weed minds worry about 'Club Fed'

...consumption and sale, but it is at risk of violating federal law, the city's marijuana committee was told Thursday...for regulation of marijuana sale and consumption under federal law, which still outlaws pot."My recommendation is to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-27/citys-weed-minds-worry-about-club-fed
Local
Bartlett CEO says more Medicaid could mean $1M for hospital

...struggle under that debt for years," Kiehl said. "The moral component is an important one."There is a provision in federal law that allows municipalities to go around the state government and request a waiver for local Medicaid expansion. CBJ...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-08/bartlett-ceo-says-more-medicaid-could-m
State | Local
My Turn: Pot should be as 'public' as alcohol

...in economy and tourism. Finally, we should require that all marijuana sold in Alaska must be "Alaska grown" (federal law will help with this), but let's use this requirement as a way to support Alaskan jobs. Keeping things Alaska grown...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-22/my-turn-pot-should-be-public-alcohol
Opinion
Off with their head (tax)

...coming years to help balance out the potential loss from state tax income."Local fees are not regulated by state or federal law, so they could be raised," Uchytil said.If the proposed amendment is approved, the state would keep the total...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-05/their-head-tax
Local
Lawmakers discuss federal issues with pot legalization

...Finance Committee hearing that she had heard from members of the public who thought that legislators were violating federal law if they implemented the ballot initiative legalizing marijuana.Department of Law representative Rick Svobodny told...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-06/lawmakers-discuss-federal-issues-pot-le
State
Lawmakers discuss resolutions to strengthen states' rights

...process, states could hold a constitutional convention to consider an amendment enabling them to nullify and repeal a federal law, executive order, judicial decision or other federal action that adversely affects the state's interests. Amending...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-18/lawmakers-discuss-resolutions-strengthe
State | AK legislature

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