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Wide coalition forms to oppose pot legalization

...Mayors.Employers worry this will exacerbate drug-screening problems affecting their ability to hire and expose them to litigation that could undermine company drug-prohibition policies.Supporters of the ballot proposition who point to backing from...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-20/wide-coalition-forms-oppose-pot-legaliz
State
Juneau archives facility to be named for Tlingit hero

...Wrangell. During the 1930s, he successfully lobbied for the enactment of the 1935 Jurisdictional Act authorizing land claims litigation in the Court of Claims to secure compensation for the taking of aboriginal lands. Paul adamantly and consistently asserted...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-10-19/juneau-archives-facility-be-named-t
Neighbors
Juneau residents honored with Alaska Historical Society Awards

...Hibpshman led a team of archivists that went through thousands of boxes of state records regarding the oil spill and subsequent litigation, determining what materials were archival, organizing them, and creating a finding aid for them. With the awards, the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-16/juneau-residents-honored-alaska-historica
Art
Court rules in favor of USFS over timber sales

...Department of Law aided the USFS in its litigation against the plaintiffs Cascadia Wildlands...the issue weighed in on the meaning of litigations like this that concern Alaska's natural...specious" and "frivolous." During the litigation, the state intervened to argue that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092910/sta_713424369.shtml
News
Industry could suffer if Big Thorne stalls

...closing if the Big Thorne sale stalls or is cancelled through litigation, industry representatives and the U.S. Forest Service...industry alive," he said.Cole said endless appeals and litigation have kept sales from going through and have dealt a serious...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-08/industry-could-suffer-if-big-thorne-sta
Local
Fairbanks approves $1M in pipeline legal fees

...million in property taxes owed by pipeline owners.Assemblyman John Davies expressed concern over the expense of the ongoing litigation but said it made sense."That's why I think it's a no-brainer," he said. "If our valuation was just adopted by...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-28/fairbanks-approves-1m-pipeline-legal-fe
State
My Turn: Continuing the work of Katie John

...to ensuring her children had a way to practice their traditional rights ran so deep that she spent the rest of her life in litigation against the state.There were times that it seemed like my mother might finally win and be able to live the rest of her life...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-09/my-turn-continuing-work-katie-john
Opinion
Sullivan defends record on Native issues

...governments seeking improved language assistance for Yup'ik-speaking voters in the Bethel area. That case was cited in litigation, filed last year, seeking to have the assistance extended to other communities.During the 2010 Senate race, in which...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-28/sullivan-defends-record-native-issues
State
Questions raised about Bristol Bay mine initiative

...intent of the sponsors, mechanics of the proposals and what the public is thinking about them, particularly in the event of litigation.Treadwell asked initiative supporter Anders Gustafson when lawmakers would get involved in weighing in on a large-scale...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-17/questions-raised-about-bristol-bay-mine
State
Anchorage store owner pleads guilty to tobacco fraud

...agreed to forfeit $1,214,402 and 500 1-ounce silver coins.The charges covered 2009 through Oct. 10, 2012.Butler's attorney, Randall Cavanaugh, said Monday it's his office's policy not to comment on pending litigation.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-09/anchorage-store-owner-pleads-guilty-tob
State

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