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'Civil remedy' proposed for unborn child deaths

Jon and Kimberly Goodwin's son may not have ever taken a breath, but his name is attached to a proposed law giving grieving parents the chance to sue if their unborn child dies because of someone else.The proposal is being called "Jackson's...
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Appeals court rejects borough hiring preference ordinance

ANCHORAGE - A North Slope Borough law giving Native Americans preference for borough jobs has been rejected by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In a decision released...
State high court rejects Native hiring preference ordinance

ANCHORAGE - A North Slope Borough law giving Native Americans preference for borough jobs violates the Alaska Constitution, the state Supreme Court said in an opinion released...
Fast work on UA lands bill irks some

...argued that communities should have been more involved in the land selection process. In 2000, the Legislature passed a law giving the university 10 years to pick 260,000 acres of state-owned land to be given to the university to sell or develop...
Murkowski releases list of possible successors

...Alaska's Republican-majority Legislature, anticipating Murkowski's successful run for governor, last year passed a law giving Murkowski the power to appoint his Senate successor. The law requires a five-day waiting period from the time a U...
Homeless defend Anchorage camps

...while helping the people who live in them. Some advocates worry about the consequences, especially given a new city law giving police power to quickly shut down illegal homeless camps. "If our goal really is to stop people from camping out...
This Day in History

...87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. In 1997, President Clinton signed a law giving the Food and Drug Administration new powers to speed the approval of drugs to combat a host of killer diseases, including...
Miller would back election law shift

...understand both sides and called the law poorly written. Several state lawmakers have expressed interest in clarifying the law, giving weight to voter intent. Miller said he'd support that "as long as there are clear delineations of what is required...
State AG set to probe Norwegian Cruise Line

...pressure and high-profile pollution incidents, Alaska legislators met in special session last summer and passed a law giving state officials authority to regulate cruise ship discharges. Since cruise ship pollution became a national issue...
Alaska Digest

...resolution called attention to leases in Homer's reservoir watershed, and called on the Legislature to reverse a new law giving the state power to override local regulation of shallow gas development. Winter wind sweeps through Fairbanks FAIRBANKS...


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