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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...
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...
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...
Ruedrich, state settle over ethics charges

...nobody." Palin expressed surprise that an agreement had been reached and said she had been told by the Department of Law last week that a settlement could be weeks or months away. She had no immediate reaction to the terms. "It's appropriate...
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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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...
Outside editorial: Move to protect nation's workers could instead cost more jobs

The economic stimulus package signed into law last week by President Obama contains a provision antithetical to innovation and domestic prosperity. That provision makes it even harder...
State and local briefs

...groups have responded by lobbying state legislatures to pass laws prohibiting such suits. Georgia approved such a law last week. ``I think municipalities around the country are kind of emboldened by the tobacco suits and the incredible amount...
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...

...OK'ed JUNEAU - A bill that gives Alaskans rights in medical disagreements with insurance companies was signed into law last week by Gov. Tony Knowles. Rep. Norm Rokeberg's ``Patient Bill of Rights'' sets out new appeal procedures when...


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