Ballot measure reaches half of signature goal

...for the Permanent Fund Dividend.On Monday, PFD Voter Registration reported that it has more than 16,000 signatures on petitions to put the item up for vote in 2016.Under state law, the campaign must gather 28,545 signatures - 10 percent of the number...
Mexico opens door to legal pot

...commercial production of marijuana nor does it imply a general legalization. But if the court rules the same way on five similar petitions, it would then establish the precedent to change the law and allow general recreational use.A similar process led to the...
Nation and World
NPS, state divided on sport hunting rules

...finalized following "a robust public process" that included 26 public meetings across Alaska, 70,000 comments and three petitions."Sport hunting in national preserves continues to be primarily regulated by the State of Alaska," the NPS release stated...
Recall targets mayor in family spending controversy

...whose staff spent public money on purchases from and for her family members.Eighteen residents who applied for the recall petition against North Slope Mayor Charlotte Brower began collecting signatures last week. They have until Jan. 8 to gather 492 signatures...
Ohio vote leaves pot's future in question

...failed after an expensive campaign, a legal fight over its ballot wording and an investigation launched into the proposal's petition signatures. Lawmakers also mounted a competing ballot issue aimed at nullifying it if passed.Campaign director Ian James...
Nation and World
Alaska issue gets spot on Supreme Court agenda

...isn't expected to have nationwide effects because ANILCA is an Alaska-specific law. The court receives about 10,000 petitions per year, according to its figures, and hears just 75-80 of those in oral argument. On Tuesday, the Alaska Department...
Pro-flag petition gains support, but targets wrong audience

...reasons for signing" the petition online, neither side seems...United Church, supported the petition to remove the flag, but any more flag-related petitions anytime soon. He said that...anti-flag side to start a another petition."I don't believe that...
Iran deal defenders deliver petition to delegation

...activist John Sonin delivered copies of a petition to the Juneau offices of Sen. Lisa Murkowski...and Rep. Don Young on Wednesday. The petition, which contains the signatures of about...was undeterred. After delivering the petition, He said he planned to participate in...
Election season opens

...election opened Monday as nominating petitions for office became available at the city...candidates are 18 and older.Nomination petitions may be turned to the city clerk's office...starting Aug. 7. The deadline to turn in a petition is 4:30 p.m. Aug. 17.

...therefore considered the same as a general listing, and a general listing petition is already being analyzed by the Department of the Interior. Last year, it found that the petition to list the wolves had merit, and it began a yearlong detailed analysis...


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