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School leader on leave as law firm eyes procedures

...schools was placed on leave while a hired law firm investigates how the district handled...be in compliance with state open meetings laws and to clearly state why they were going...successful.The district has hired an outside law firm, Perkins Coie, to conduct the investigation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/school-leader-leave-law-firm-eyes-proce
State
Police & Fire for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-16/police-fire-wednesday-april-16-2014
Local
Alaska Editorial: Too many laws

...children in businesses that allow smoking, whether anyone is smoking at the time or not.No exceptions.This clarifies a 2005 law banning smoking in public places. Fine, it's OK for local government to choose to be smoke-free.But, private businesses...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-16/alaska-editorial-too-many-laws
Opinion
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...vary the terms of an initiated law, after its adoption, by the...will not support changing the law within the next two years, and...effectiveness of an initiative-created law and one proposed by the Legislature...believes that we should pass laws just because there's an initiative...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/untold-reality-states-minimum-wage-deba
State | AK legislature
MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

...desegregated the U.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
Hello, Juneau? Can you hear me now?

...but that didn't happen. The city's law department requested more policy language...the ordinance draft will be complete. The law department still has to review it after...local interests.Kimberly Allen, of Busch Law Firm PLLC in Seattle, spoke on behalf of...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-16/hello-juneau-can-you-hear-me-now
Local
Car expert testifies in Kodiak double homicide trial

...security camera, but so do SUVs made by eight other manufacturers.In afternoon testimony, Wells' sister and brother-in-law said Wells, on a visit to Seattle two months after the shootings, became animated and angry when asked how the victims' families...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/car-expert-testifies-kodiak-double-homi
State
Coast Guard: Tug engine failure blamed on water in fuel

...had experienced problems prior to the accident that were not reported to the Coast Guard, which are potential violations of law. The incidents are now under investigation."Mariners who have experience working offshore in the Gulf of Mexico do not necessarily...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/coast-guard-tug-engine-failure-blamed-w
State
Police & Fire for Tuesday, April 15, 2014

This report contains information provided to the Empire from law enforcement agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-15/police-fire-tuesday-april-15-2014
Local
No 'starter homes' sold in past year

...Coogan said the city needs to "get over this label of 'affordable housing.'" If more housing is built, he said, by the laws of economics it will become more affordable."We just need to build housing, and not sweat so hard over if it's affordable...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-15/no-starter-homes-sold-past-year
Local

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