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On the topic of pot: Legalization and law

...he's working to educate himself - he spent a half day in continuing legal education classes related to marijuana law last week - and talking to people about the issues."For my part, I'm trying to make sure that I understand as many of the...
Police bust middle schoolers for drugs

Students at Floyd Dryden Middle School encountered the law last week when a couple of their classmates were arrested on drug charges. Principal Jim Thompson confirmed Monday that he has been in contact...
Outside editorial: A step forward for open government, new media

The first significant reform in more than a decade of the federal Freedom of Information Act, signed into law last week by President Bush, is an important step forward for open government and the ability of citizens to hold their government...
Emergency unemployment benefits extended

...Thousands of Alaskans could benefit from an extension of an emergency unemployment program. The extension, signed into law last week, allows for new claims to be filed under the program through next year and for payments to run until June 9, 2012...
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State Briefs

...Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, swaps the old base for a similar amount of corporation land. It was signed into law last week. The agreement transfers 47,150 acres on the remote Aleutian island to the Native corporation. The transfer includes...
Delta Junction unsure how to fill $1 million hole

...failed effort to build a private prison at Fort Greely. The money was due July 1. Gov. Tony Knowles signed into law last week a $2.4 billion budget that did not include a legislative request for the $1 million loan. "I don't understand...
Legislative roundup

...authorize the Alaska Railroad Corp. to issue revenue bonds to finance rail transportation projects. Bills signed into law last week: Absentee ballots: SB 36 restricts political parties from sending voters absentee ballots if the voter is not affiliated...
Legislative roundup

...Vote - Yeas: 34 Nays: 1 Excused: 5 Rep. Beth Kerttula (D) yea Rep. Bruce Weyhrauch (R) yea Bills signed into law last week: Topic: Salmon product development tax credit: Senate Bill 164 extends the tax credit for value-added salmon products...
Outside editorial: Voter cynicism now extends to the Supreme Court

...the loser is perfectly clear. It is the nation's confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law."Last week, a New York Times/CBS News poll reported that 76 percent of Americans believe that Supreme Court justices sometimes...
State and local briefly

...buttocks and legs. Knowles signs more bills into law JUNEAU - Gov. Tony Knowles signed a variety of bills into law last week dealing with topics from drugs to habitat. Knowles signed House Bill 315, eliminating the Alaska Administrative Journal...


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