Ballot measure oversight leaves villages unable to prohibit pot sales

...stores through the enactment of an ordinance or by a voter initiative."Under state law, the term "local government" has a...change statutes. Only the Alaska Legislature or a ballot initiative can do that.House Bill 75, introduced during this year's...
US program to train Syrian rebels losing ground

...S.-led effort to create ground forces capable of fighting IS without involving U.S. ground combat troops.The Syria initiative is intended to enable moderate opposition forces to defend their own towns against the IS militants, not to form a national...
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Voters to decide on altering Kenai elections include the measures in the next general election. One initiative would remove the requirement that each candidate submit 20...candidates running for different seats."The third ballot initiative asks voters to let council members cancel meetings by a majority...
Supporting sustainable fisheries, one bite at a time

...subscription-based monthly basket of fish to customers in Juneau, Sitka, Anchorage, and Seattle. As Alaska's only CSF, this summer initiative supports the sustainable fisheries and local ocean conservation efforts of the Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust, a nonprofit...
Southeast towns help Rasmuson Foundation celebrate its 60th anniversary

...Haines on June 30, and to Skagway on July 1.In Haines, one of nine communities to participate in a community asset building initiative, the foundation will check in on projects it has funded, and have a community reception with the Chilkat Valley Community...
Malaria killed more people than usual in Ebola outbreak

...The research was paid for by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative. It was published online Tuesday in the journal, Lancet Infectious Diseases.In an email, Franco Pagnoni of the World...
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Lewis Law Firm comes to Juneau

...dollars to the region."Kirby Day, who chairs the Tourism Products Cluster Working Group - part of an economic development initiative to foster cooperation among competing businesses within different industries - said the lack of investment affects companies...
Anti-setnet group scrubs site after submitting signatures

...Division of Elections seeking a 2016 ballot initiative that would ban setnets in urban Alaska Supreme Court ruling, the initiative could be on the Alaska Primary early as August 2016.After the initiative was filed in late 2013, former Lt...
Officials announce health fraud crackdown in Alaska

...people charged were part of an ongoing collaboration between various agencies. Of those, 33 people were part of a national initiative announced Thursday that led to charges against 243 people accused of bilking Medicare and Medicaid.Six of the other Alaska...
Brewers Guild of Alaska names new executive director

...unique character and quality of life in Alaska. I believe this is an important component in AEDC's Live.Work.Play., initiative that can be expanded statewide." BGA Board President, Rick Armstrong, is excited about solidifying the organization and...


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