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Man who got life for marijuana charge goes free in Missouri

...have permission from the secretary of state to begin collecting signatures to put the issue before voters in 2016. Another petition proposes reducing sentences for nonviolent drug offenders who are serving time without opportunity for parole.Mizanskey said...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-01/man-who-got-life-marijuana-c
Nation and World
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/iran-deal-defenders-deliver-petition-de
State
Appeal erodes trust in 'Unity Ticket'

...Council has not signed on to be a party to the lawsuit, but that hasn't slowed Peterson from affixing the Council's name to petitions advocating the state to settle.The legal battle began under Gov. Sarah Palin and continued under Gov. Sean Parnell, both...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-26/appeal-erodes-trust-unity-ticket
State
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 he...in any more flag-related petitions anytime soon. He said that...anti-flag side to start a another petition."I don't believe that...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-23/pro-flag-petition-gains-support-targets
Local
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.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-28/election-season-opens
Local
My Turn: 'Indian Country' would succeed where state failed

...footprints of Indian Country, the tribes will become eligible for federal funds to support the basic government services they petition the state in vain to provide.Indian Country in Alaska has been around for a very long time. Metlakatla, established in...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-16/my-turn-indian-country-would-succeed-wh
Opinion
My Turn: Decision time looms for Gov. Walker

...300-plus reservations in the Lower 48.If Walker opts not to challenge the court decision, more than 200 tribes in Alaska could petition the U.S. government to have their lands brought into federal trust status. No one knows how much land would be set aside...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-12/my-turn-decision-time-looms-gov-walke
Opinion
Labor board blocks effort to unionize college athletes

...highlights the challenges of organizing sports at private and state schools means the board is unlikely to consider another union petition from a college team."I don't see those institutional problems going away," Meisburg said.Northwestern became the focal...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-18/labor-board-blocks-effort-unionize-co
Not For Web
Municipal election open offices, voting announcement

...district 2 assembly member and three school board positions. Filing for seats closes 4:30 p.m. Aug. 17.Nominating petitions, Alaska Public Offices Commission forms and information about filing requirements and candidacy are available in the municipal...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-08-02/municipal-election-open-offices-vot
Neighbors
CBJ municipal election candidate filing period begins

...nomination are: mayor, district 1 assemblymember, district 2 assemblymember, and three school board members. Nominating petitions and additional information can be found at: http://www.juneau.org/clerk/elections/.The last day to register...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-07/cbj-municipal-election-candidate-filing
Local

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