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FDA issues warning letters to powdered caffeine distributors

...marketed as a dietary supplement and is unregulated, unlike caffeine added to soda. Since the FDA doesn't have the legal authority to pull such a substance off the shelves, the agency has been building a case against those who are marketing it...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-02/fda-issues-warning-letters-p
Nation and World
Lawmakers vote to sue governor over Medicaid expansion plan

...help finance efforts to contain and curb program costs.In a statement, Walker said that as governor, he has the "legal authority and responsibility to accept health care benefits that are 100 percent federally funded."State law spells out a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-18/lawmakers-vote-sue-governor-over-medica
State
Lawmakers discuss Medicaid expansion

...coverage of those newly eligible individuals as mandatory, not optional, and that Walker would likely be within his legal authority to move ahead.But the question has not been answered by a court, she said.In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-23/lawmakers-discuss-medicaid-expansion
State
Surveillance tools in jeopardy amid Patriot Act debate, FBI says

...over renewing the bulk collection of Americans' phone records, federal law enforcement officials are warning that legal authority is also at risk for lesser-known surveillance tools that are even more valuable in fighting terrorism.The Patriot...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-28/surveillance-tools-jeopardy-amid-patr
Not For Web
Businesses encouraged to review drug policies

...Schofield said.Schofield said that with solid policies, employers should feel confident that they have the legal authority to uphold them."To date, there has not been a situation where an employer has failed as long as they've had a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/businesses-encouraged-review-drug-polic
State | AK legislature
State of Indian Nations speech underlines US-tribe relations

...shouldn't dictate solutions, he said."Honoring its trust responsibility means recognizing Indian Country's legal authority to control its own destiny," Cladoosby told a crowd gathered in Washington, D.C. "It means respecting Native...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/state-indian-nations-speech-underlines-
State
Mat-Su officials meet with feds over ferry bill

...qualified public entity to take the vessel, which could absolve the borough of its debt.However, "FTA has no legal authority to unilaterally waive the debt and is required to begin the collection process," she wrote.Colligan noted that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-02/mat-su-officials-meet-feds-over-ferry-b
State
Agency mulls managing private refuge development

...government does not own subsurface mineral rights in many of the refuges and that those who own the rights have the legal authority to develop them, in line with federal and state laws. Fish and Wildlife deputy director Steve Guertin, in written...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-25/agency-mulls-managing-private-refuge-de
State
Brazil Beat

...Xavier, the editor of Brazilian Playboy, said in an email that as yet the magazine hadn't been notified by any legal authority that it had to pull the June edition, and that "the magazine remains available" across the country.Shortly before...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-27/brazil-beat
Sports
We must not be the world's policeman

...al-Assad committed crimes against civilians. It would not prove that the U.S. government has either the moral or legal authority to commit acts of war.These issues must be kept separate. We have reason to be skeptical of Kerry's case - why...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-04/we-must-not-be-worlds-policeman
Opinion

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