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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
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
The original capital creep

...trade with the Philippines; andWhereas the development of the territory is being greatly retarded by the want of a law-making or legislative body therein, to be elected by the people:Resolved by the legislative assembly of the state of Oregon...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-04-14/original-capital-creep
Neighbors
Illinois governor signs gay marriage bill, making it No. 16

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday signed a historic measure into law making Illinois the 16th state in the nation to allow gay marriage.The Democratic governor put pens to paper at a desk that his administration...

http://juneauempire.com/monique-garcia/2013-11-21/illinois-governor-signs-gay-ma
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
DWI argument rejected

...man's argument that he should not be charged with felony drunk driving because his offense occurred before a new state law making his crime a felony went into effect. Friday's ruling involves the case of Eric B. Fowler, 33, who was arrested...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052703/sta_dwi.shtml
News
Court: Some marijuana in home is legal

...Constitution made it legal to own the marijuana. The appellate court reversed the conviction but upheld a state drug-dealer law making it illegal to possess more than four ounces of marijuana in a home. "Alaska citizens have a right to possess less than...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/083103/sta_potruling.shtml
News

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