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My Turn: Marijuana before education: Pace of policy changes tell of importance

...Walker, his staff and the Marijuana Control Board deserve public shaming? Hell no!We have emerged from infancy in the law-making progress, and groups of intelligent and dedicated individuals are trying to create an atmosphere that works for cannabis...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-19/my-turn
Opinion
Letter: Planned Parenthood's mission

...observations. He is obviously allowing his abortion detestation to infect his idea of Planned Parenthood. As there is no law making criticism of the group illegal, I'll attempt to clarify its aims. (As I am not even a member, this has to be general...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-24/letter-planned-parenthoods-mission
Letters
Senate panel would allow pot vendors to use banks

...providers.The Senate Appropriations Committee approved, by a 16-14 vote, an amendment that would effectively ease laws making it officially illegal for banks to handle money from marijuana vendors. The laws have resulted in a situation in which...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-24/senate-panel-would-allow-pot-vendors-us
State
Safe? Google acknowledges 11 accidents with its self-driving cars

...four accidents since September - but would not comment about their nature or severity, citing a longstanding state law making collision reports confidential.Some details, however, were revealed to the AP by a person familiar with these reports...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-12/safe-google-acknowledges-11-accidents
Not For Web
Empire Editorial: Bar pee sticks not the right fix

...dependency.We are saying this is not the approach that will make a difference.Instead, the Legislature could pass a law making it illegal to knowingly sell or distribute alcohol to a pregnant woman. Or launch an aggressive education campaign that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-04/empire-editorial-war-fas-targets-wron
Opinion
Lawmakers want bill to decriminalize marijuana fast tracked

...create penalties for providing marijuana to minors, and it would add marijuana to the state's existing open container laws, making it illegal to drive with an "open marijuana container." That term is defined as a receptacle or marijuana accessory...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/lawmakers-want-bill-decriminalize-marij
State | AK legislature
State defends gay marriage ban

...support of gay marriage don't point to a foregone conclusion in this case but to intervention by some courts into a law-making process that should be reserved for the people.Oral arguments in the case have been set for next month.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-28/state-defends-gay-marriage-ban
State
Empire Editorial: For governor of Alaska, Parnell is the right pick

...security as oil company revenue. Parnell's administration has repeatedly attempted to limit the public's role in law-making, in establishing guidelines, permitting and voicing concerns for many of our most important areas and issues. Changes...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-28/empire-editorial-governor-alaska-parn
Opinion
Outside editorial: Supreme Court just says no to bribery

...It did that in 2010 when, in a case involving a former executive of Enron Corp., it narrowed the definition of a law making it a crime to "deprive another of the intangible right of honest services." The justices ruled that the law could...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-17/outside-editorial-supreme-court-just-
Opinion
Legislature is in need of more Democrats

...when one party holds a supermajority, as the Republicans do in both the House and Senate, sound decision making and law making for the good of the public are sacrificed for power and pure political grandstanding. The other day the House and Senate...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051502/let_letter2.shtml
Opinion

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