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Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...made it clear that the state is within its legal rights to do so, saying that he is invoking the state's right under federal law to immediately consult with U.S. officials on any new refugee placements. He also wants Congress to change the law...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-17/wary-governors-halt-question
Nation and World
Pro-Walker group accused of 'sanitizing' campaign contributions

...In October, Davis told the Anchorage Daily News that Your Future Alaska sought legal advice and followed state and federal law. Any ambiguity in the process can be attributed to the Citizens United decision in 2010. That ruling of the U.S...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-11/pro-walker-group-accused-sanitizing-cam
State
Man pleads guilty to illegal purchase of halibut

...news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. The federal law criminalizes the purchase or sale of fish or other wildlife...taken, possessed, transported and sold in violation of federal law." The alleged violations took place between January...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-23/man-pleads-guilty-illegal-purchase-hali
State
Feds back Native group in artifacts probe

ANCHORAGE - A Massachusetts college was found in violation of a federal law regulating the possession and sale of potentially sacred artifacts following a complaint from an organization of Alaska Natives...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-20/feds-back-native-group-artifacts-probe
State
Oregon senators call for gun control after Roseburg shooting

...Merkley spoke Thursday at the U.S. Capitol.They're calling for mandatory background checks on all gun sales. Federal law requires background checks for sales through licensed gun dealers, but private person-to-person transactions are...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-09/oregon-senators-call-gun-con
Nation and World
Officer injured at airport awarded Police Purple Heart

...Orleans where he worked at the U.S. Federal Reserve Law Enforcement Division. He graduated as "top gun" from the Federal Law Enforcement Academy. He previously worked as a detective and SWAT team member for the Gretna Police Department in Gretna...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-10-09/officer-injured-airport-awarded-police-
Local
Judge declines to undo order on green cards

...officials said they had to correct the earlier notice because it suggested more visas were immediately available than federal law allows to be issued. Moreover, the notice itself was simply advisory and did not create any actual right to file final...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-08/judge-declines-undo-order-gr
Nation and World
McConnell moves ahead with bipartisan stopgap spending bill

...scientific researchers.The group says it is doing nothing wrong and isn't profiting from such practices in violation of federal law.The vote to block the stopgap spending bill was widely expected. And on Thursday, the White House issued a statement...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-25/mcconnell-moves-ahead-bipart
Nation and World
My Turn: Alaskans' dignity worth paying for

...budgets were skeletal. We'd be left with a state where our most vulnerable children are denied a right to care - it's federal law, after all - while practically ensuring that Alaskans like Claire require public support for life.Maybe it'll come...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-09-24/my-turn-alaskans-dignity-worth-paying
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: Fighting the fires

...and warmer summer temperatures, along with past forest management practices, set conditions for the fire season. Federal law and funds have limited fire prevention practices and allowed the forests to become thick with brush and dead trees...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-25/alaska-editorial-fighting-fires
Opinion

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