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Health law sign-ups growing; uninsured rate falls

...the only state with more than 20 percent of its residents uninsured the first six months of this year.The health care law takes a two-track approach to coverage. HealthCare.gov and state health insurance markets offer subsidized private plans...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-14/health-law-sign-ups-growing-uninsured
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Gov cites public confusion in not signing school bond bill

...Jan. 1 is still intact when the law takes effect. A Walker spokeswoman said by email that the law takes effect July 23.SB 64, from the...has a contract in place before the law takes retroactive effect, the change in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/gov-cites-public-confusion-not-signing-
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Lawmakers hear from community officials on marijuana regulations

...Alaska voters decided in November to legalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for adults 21 years and older. The law takes effect Feb. 24. The measure also allowed individual communities to prohibit commercial activity associated with the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-04/lawmakers-hear-community-officials-mari
State | AK legislature
North Pole mayor seeks pot use restrictions

...the only place it's allowed, if this ordinance passes, is in your home," Ward said of marijuana use.The state law takes effect Feb. 24. It specifies that adults no longer will be arrested under state law for possessing up to an ounce of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-04/north-pole-mayor-seeks-pot-use-restrict
State | AK legislature
Ketchikan assembly delays vote on commercial pot ban

...Ballot Measure 2 decriminalizes the possession, use and nonsale transfer of up to an ounce of marijuana when the new law takes effect Feb. 24. The initiative also set in motion the legalization and permitting of marijuana sales.For now, the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-03/ketchikan-assembly-delays-vote-commerci
State
Assembly pitches 1-year delay in opening pot shops

...first.Following voter approval Nov. 4 to legalize personal use and the commercial sale of marijuana in Alaska, the law takes effect Feb. 24, 2015. The state has nine months from then to have a regulatory system in place. "We need to know...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-23/assembly-pitches-1-year-delay-opening-p
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Lawmakers hear from community officials on marijuana regs

...Alaska voters decided in November to legalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for adults 21 years and older. The law takes effect Feb. 24. The measure also allowed for individual communities to prohibit commercial activity associated with...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-03/lawmakers-hear-community-officials-mari
State
Sign up for pot updates

...legalize and regulate marijuana sales and use. The election results were certified in late November; the new marijuana law takes effect 90 days later. After that, the ABC board has nine months to develop the regulatory structure surrounding marijuana...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-05/sign-pot-updates
Local
Ketchikan to consider ban on commercial pot

...Ballot Measure 2 decriminalizes the possession, use and non-sale transfer of up to an ounce of marijuana when the new law takes effect Feb. 24. The initiative also set in motion the legalization and permitting of marijuana sales.For now, the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-02/ketchikan-consider-ban-commercial-pot
State | AK legislature
Marijuana activist plans to open medical pot dispensary

...Ballot Measure 2 decriminalizes the possession, use and nonsale transfer of up to an ounce of marijuana when the new law takes effect next month. The initiative also set in motion the legalization and permitting of marijuana sales.Greene's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-28/marijuana-activist-plans-open-medical-p
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