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Empire Editorial: It's time for sustainable logging

...plan that was about to change drastically over the next few decades as federal agencies enacted tighter regulations and passed laws meant to protect national forest lands, but which ultimately drove the region's timber industry to near-extinction...
Alaska pilot convicted of alcohol importation

...misdemeanor alcohol charge and was given a three-day sentence."Dry" or "damp" villages are communities that have passed laws banning or restricting the sale of alcohol, where a 750-milliliter bottle can fetch up to $250.The company faces...
Students need better sports safety

...reported.Thirty-nine student athletes died in 2011 and 49 in 2010.The decline is in part because 43 states have passed laws that require a doctor's note before an athlete returns to play after a concussion injury.But while the total number...
Alaska nurses join effort to end mandatory overtime

...limiting mandatory overtime is playing out in states across the nation as well as in Congress. She said nine states have passed laws limiting the practice and another 23 have introduced their own legislation. A bill by U.S. Rep. Pete Stark, D-California...
Murkowski pushes Alaska hire initiative, oil and gas, mining, seafood, forest products and tourism industries. The Alaska Legislature has passed laws in previous years to require companies to hire more in-state residents, but those laws have been struck down by courts...
Enough already

...real reason is that during the Great Depression, a time when many Americans feared losing their jobs, our ancestors passed laws making illegal those drugs used by recent immigrants, foreigners with strange habits and customs. Alcohol prohibition...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...dissuade them from abusing themselves ... we need to do something to curb it," said Kapsner, adding 24 states have passed laws addressing inhalant problems. Although her bill would make inhalant abuse a misdemeanor, Kapsner has reservations...
Outside editorial: Congress must enact protections for sex-trafficking victims

...trafficking and slavery. But victims need a level of service.During the George W. Bush administration, Congress passed laws three times to fight human trafficking and slavery. Bipartisanship on an important issue has now given way to Republican...
GOP's assault on women bogs down in quicksand

...the vagina without the woman's consent," said Alabama state senator Linda Coleman, a Democrat.Other states have passed laws banning health insurance from covering abortion, as well as requiring unnecessary medical procedures and delays. These...
Gay marriages will prevail for economic reasons

...authorizing same-sex marriage is constitutional, rejecting an appeal from federal prosecutors. Five Mexican states have passed laws allowing same-sex weddings recently, and the Supreme Court ruling is expected to drive several others to do so shortly...


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