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Senate passes resolution opposing Aleutians marine sanctuary

...square nautical miles in waters near the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands. The federal fisheries agency rejected the petition but told proponents they could resubmit their request.The Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution opposing another nomination...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-26/senate-passes-resolution-opposing-aleut
State
City's citizens save the trees

...residents attended.Almost all 40 residents have signed the petition asking the city not to tear down their trees and at the regular...significantly," Blueberry Hills residents wrote in their petition."It's unanimous that the residents don't want the trees...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/citys-citizens-save-trees
Local
Lawmaker introduces trio of bills addressing game management

...represent nonconsumptive uses, such as tourism, wildlife viewing or research.The Board of Game recently rejected an emergency petition to create a buffer zone around the park to protect wolves.A third bill would change the tag requirements for wolf hunting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-19/lawmaker-introduces-trio-bills-addressi
State | AK legislature
JPD starts bike safety project

...department could make them accessible and give them out as they do with bike helmets at their "bike rodeos." They could petition the city government to change some of the local ordinances or adopt new laws. (In Oregon, for instance, the law required...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-20/jpd-starts-bike-safety-project
Local
Alaska teens propose Climate Change Task Force

...Walker to establish the Climate Change Task Force on March 11 at the Capitol. The group also delivered over 1,000 signed petitions in support of the Task Force from Alaskans statewide."The meeting seemed to be promising for the future of Alaska's environment...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-03-15/alaska-teens-propose-climate-change
Neighbors
Board of Game rejects wolf buffer zone near Denali National Park

...Friday unanimously rejected the emergency petition from three nonprofit organizations and...population levels.He said an emergency petition must be of an "unforeseen, unexpected...emergency level and voted against the petition even though he called the elimination...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-15/board-game-rejects-wolf-buffer-zone-nea
State
My Turn: Alaska should repeal Daylight Saving Time

...occurs between Alaskans and the Lower 48, this bill includes a petition to the U.S. Department of Transportation that could result...these changes, should this legislation pass and Alaska's petition be granted. Finally, a bill is an idea, a policy consideration...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-13/my-turn-alaska-should-repeal-daylight
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: Jury duty legislation ill-conceived

...from service (for teachers, this exemption exists only during the school year). The rest of us - including teachers - may petition to have jury service deferred by as much as 10 months because of the hardship or difficulty it would cause. That deferral...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-11/alaska-editorial-jury-duty-legislatio
Opinion
Bill to remove some online records

...prosecutor did not file charges and protection orders for domestic violence or stalking dismissed at or before a hearing on a petition because there is not sufficient evidence that the petitioner is a victim of domestic violence or stalking.The court system...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-17/bill-remove-some-online-records
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Ending daylight saving time will leave Juneau in the dark

...the Alaska Senate attempts to solve this problem for Southeast by causing another one. The bill calls for the governor to petition the U.S. Department of Transportation to allow Alaska to put Southeast Alaska into the Pacific Time Zone. The DOT controls...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-12/empire-editorial-ending-daylight-savi
Opinion

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