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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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Never mind Michael Phelps, Olympic committee goes for gold

...before, during or immediately after the Olympics. The IOC insisted well in advance that Britain's Parliament pass laws giving it policing powers that would make Third World dictators jealous.The IOC is so intent on protecting its brand that...
Susan Rice's dodge

...the video for the violence, rather than the provocateurs on the ground, is a concession to the logic of blasphemy laws giving aggrieved Muslims a veto over free speech. The administration has already shown itself disturbingly sympathetic to these...
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...
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...
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...
Other parties offer unique views of the state's future

...the platform said. "We ... advocate the repeal of zoning laws, government-instituted building codes, and laws giving credence to the principles of eminent domain." In 1996, when Toien unsuccessfully ran for an Anchorage House seat...
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...
My Turn: The $2 billion giveaway

...It should be common sense that promises about billions of dollars are unenforceable, unless boiled down to contract law. Giving away $2 billion dollars, per year, for an unenforceable promise, is little more than a giveaway of public resources...
The founding of Harrisburgh and the decline of Harris

...staking and measuring the placer mines in the gulch."Harris continues, "October 4th - I wrote out a code of Local Laws giving the size of placer claims and the number of claims each miner could hold, and also quartz claims. We were then governed...


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