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Senate keeps pot edibles on the table

...two years, once November's ballot initiative approved by voters is legally allowed...perceived gray areas in the original ballot initiative to legalize possession of modest amounts...on the books" clarifying things the initiative left hazy. He wouldn't have voted...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-31/senate-keeps-pot-edibles-table
State | AK legislature
Lecture: Why are chinook declining?

...and the National Marine Fisheries Service will present on topics including the status of chinook statewide, and a research initiative; stock assessment focusing on the Taku and Chilkat rivers; life history and stock assessment in the marine environment...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/lecture-why-are-chinook-declining
Outdoors
Alaska Women's Hall of Fame inducts 2 from Juneau

...Inc.'s Dove Cottage. "Dove knew how to create change with intelligence and humor," Clark said. "Dove's vision, initiative, determination and energy inspired us all."Alice JohnstoneJohnstone, of Sitka, is a contemporary of Darlin. They knew...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/alaska-womens-hall-fame-inducts-2-junea
Local
What that $1.5M for Choose Respect actually paid for

...to learn to implement the statewide initiatives, the Prevention Summit through which...four years of the (Choose Respect) initiative provided funding for the communities...longer happen. ? Statewide prevention initiative - This reduction will impede the progress...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/katie-moritz/2015-03-28/what-15m-choose-respec
DC moving forward with initiative for legal marijuana use

...recreational marijuana after a voter-approved initiative takes effect this week.District of...the city will move forward with the initiative despite an attempt by Congress to block...on solid legal ground in allowing the initiative to take effect because it was enacted...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-24/dc-moving-forward-initiative-legal-mari
State
Lawmakers work on marijuana board bill, state seeks members

...with the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.The voter initiative legalizing recreational marijuana directed the Alcoholic Beverage...write the regulations for a new marijuana industry. But the initiative also gave the Legislature the option of creating a new marijuana...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-22/lawmakers-work-marijuana-board-bill-sta
State
Letter: Seize the moment and protect salmon

...everyday Alaskans affirms the high status placed by residents on our salmon resources.One citizens' group has taken the initiative to apply for an Instream Flow Reservation to protect a productive salmon stream that supports all five species of Pacific...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-25/letter-seize-moment-and-protect-salmo
Letters
Juneau's future, seen in sepia

...The Assembly recently put its support behind a large-scale initiative included in the 2014 economic development plan to bring more...well."There is, however, no shortage of imagination or initiative on the part of most of the areas' smaller entrepreneurs...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-23/juneaus-future-seen-sepia
Local
Lawmakers discuss resolutions to strengthen states' rights

...resolution calls for the convention; the other outlines the process for delegates.Mike Coons, head of the group Citizens Initiatives, which supports the resolutions in Alaska and similar efforts in other states, said the countermand amendment could allow...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-18/lawmakers-discuss-resolutions-strengthe
State | AK legislature
Panel amends bill on pot crimes

...allowed communities to prohibit that industry either by voter initiative or government ordinance.The state Legislature sits as the...amendment would not be enacted for two years, because voter initiatives cannot be dramatically changed for that length of time...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-15/panel-amends-bill-pot-crimes
State | AK legislature

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