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We must fix the criminal justice system

...shootings or other officer-involved assaults are investigated.State legislators can make a good start: Pass a slew of laws requiring more accountability from police officers and agencies, and some commonsense measures that protect citizens and officers...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-01/we-must-fix-criminal-justice-system
Opinion
MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

...S. military and seven years before the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision that ruled state laws requiring segregated public schools were unconstitutional."Baseball must continue to be more than just a game on the field...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-16/mlb-marks-67th-anniversary-robinson-de
Sports
Chenault to propose AGDC amendment

...to serve on that board.Minority Senate Democrats called on Parnell to withdraw Rabinow's name, citing a state law requiring appointees to boards or commissions of state government to be and have been before the last general election registered...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-01/chenault-propose-agdc-amendment
State | AK legislature
Panel advances bill on AGDC appointments

...the AGDC.Chenault, R-Nikiski, said it was an oversight to have not specifically exempted the AGDC from a state law requiring that individuals appointed to boards or commissions of state government be registered Alaska voters. He said testimony...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-09/panel-advances-bill-agdc-appointments
State
Fairbanks schools seek 180-day requirement waiver

...Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will appeal to Education Commissioner Mike Hanley for a waiver from the state law requiring schools to be open for at least 180 days.Fairbanks schools Friday closed for a fourth day this school year. To meet...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-28/fairbanks-schools-seek-180-day-requirem
State
Hearings not required on oil tax referendum

...planning public hearings on a referendum to repeal Alaska's new oil tax because such measures do not fall under a law requiring hearings for ballot initiatives, his spokeswoman said.Some lawmakers have talked about possible legislation to include...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-14/hearings-not-required-oil-tax-referendu
State
If Congress wants Postal Service to be a self-sustaining operation, it has to loosen its micromanaging grip

...printed invoice - but is not allowed to bring in new revenue or cut services.The final financial straw was a 2006 law requiring the Postal Service to pre-fund retiree health benefits 75 years into the future at a cost of more than $5 billion...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-10-10/if-congress-wants-postal-service-be-s
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Editorial: Legislature must follow the law when it comes to ballot measures

...Bay watershed. An attorney for the Legislature told the AP it's up to lawmakers to decide "how" to implement the law requiring legislative hearings. It seems more like the Legislature is deciding "if" it wants to follow the letter of the law...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-02/editorial-legislature-must-follow-law
Opinion
School physicals law could affect districts

...physicals, including his own.The physicals in question are separate from those required to play sports, and the law requiring entrance physicals is generally interpreted as exams due when a child enters school in Alaska for the first time...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-28/school-physicals-law-could-affect-distr
State
Decades-old question: Is antibacterial soap safe?

...health regulators. That's because many germ-killing chemicals were developed decades ago before there were laws requiring scientific review of cleaning ingredients.The controversy also highlights how long it can take the federal government...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-05-03/decades-old-question-antibacterial-so
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