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Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances

...it's not an entirely comfortable place to be. Lee sent out a mass email to supporters on Thursday asking them to sign a petition opposing the NSA, claiming that "liberals" were seeking to continue government spying - even though it's his own party's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-24
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Writer starts new romance series

...and put it back the way he wanted," Sadie describes him.Sadie works for the mayor and has been tasked with delivering a petition to the Catfish owner and manager seeking to move the team out of town because they're so rowdy. Also, her reputation has...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-26/writer-starts-new-romance-series
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Family of missing Sitka woman asks for death certificate

...Grant's sister Erika Burkhouse says she filed the presumptive death petition on April 20 to help Bonnie Grant, her mom, and the two boys find closure...expected to hear from witnesses on June 25 to decide whether to grant the petition.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-11/family-missing-sitka-woman-asks-death-c
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DEA chief to retire amid pressure over sex scandal

...Sadly, what we're witnessing in Washington is 'gotcha' politics in action," he said.Leonhart was the target of online petitions calling for her ouster after she distanced herself from the administration's stance on legalized marijuana, seen as a hands-off...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-22/dea-chief-retire-amid-pressure-over-s
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Young male wolf found dead in Denali, cable snare on neck

...wolf's death when the Alaska Board of Game considered an emergency petition to re-establish the buffer zone the day after the wolf's body was found.The protective-buffer petition was unanimously declined.Steiner said he doesn't plan to lobby...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/young-male-wolf-found-dead-denali-cable
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Agency: Whales' recovery a success story

...federally funded or authorized activities that could harm whales or their habitat.Last year, the state of Alaska filed a petition to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from protection under the Endangered Species Act. That population, estimated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-22/agency-whales-recovery-success-story
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Humpbacks on rebound as agency mulls lift

...federally funded or authorized activities that could harm whales or their habitat.Last year, the state of Alaska filed a petition to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from protection under the Endangered Species Act. That population, estimated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/humpbacks-rebound-agency-mulls-lift
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Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales

...federally funded or authorized activities that could harm whales or their habitat.Last year, the state of Alaska filed a petition to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from protection under the Endangered Species Act. That population, estimated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-20/agency-proposes-lifting-protections-mos
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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
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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
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