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Outside Editorial: Revive the Free Flow of Information Act recognize that protecting reporters' sources protects the public's right to know?Last year, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill affording some protection for reporters' confidential sources, similar to the protection that...
My Turn: Strong Copywright Law supports journalism and informed communities

...copyright laws to enable newspapers to receive fair compensation in support of this journalism.This year, the House Judiciary Committee, the Commerce Department, the Copyright Office and others are looking at potential changes to the Copyright Act...
Minimum wage may get booted from ballot

...Saturday, Flanagan and Vince Beltrami, president of the Alaska AFL-CIO, urged members of the House and Senate judiciary committees to not consider a similar bill and let Alaskans vote on the issue. "They'll rip the inflation-proofing out...
State | AK legislature
Anti-bullying bills clear committee

...This bill is a strong step towards ensuring our students are safe."Both bills now await a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee before they can be voted on by the full House and sent to the Senate for consideration. The final day of the regular...
Union opposes Legislature taking up minimum wage

...Beltrami, president of the Alaska AFL-CIO, made his remarks during a joint hearing of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on Saturday. "Any attempt to introduce and pass a substantially similar bill not only undermines the process...
State | AK legislature
Department speaks against jury nullification bill

...juries, regardless of the evidence.Annie Carpeneti, with the department's criminal division, told the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday that the bill would create for unfair trials.The sponsor of HB315, North Pole Rep. Tammie Wilson...
Lose a lawsuit, pay the price

...and put those who file those suits on notice that they too have financial consequences," Feige told the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday. The bill discourages individuals from using lawsuits as stall tactics by instructing judges to consider...
State | AK legislature
Mixed testimony on deportation bill

...don't believe anyone should have the right to have more rights than a U.S. citizen," Chenault told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday during a brief testimony on his bill.Under federal law, legal immigrants who commit an "aggravated...
State | AK legislature
Initiative hearings, securities things to watch

...Initiative hearingsThe Senate Judiciary Committee plans hearings Saturday on...he also invited the House Judiciary Committee to the hearings.A 2010 state...for injunctionsThe Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear HB47...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Guns on campus: Let's aim for the right target

...chided by a well-meaning citizen for not arguing against SB176 (I had, in fact, declared clearly to the Senate Judiciary Committee that, as written then and now, the University of Alaska Board of Regents would not support the bill, but no matter...


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