Hoonah's dock divide

...year or early 2015. But not everything related to the issue is yet resolved: At least two Hoonah residents have circulated a petition calling for the removal of Mayor Villareal.Starbard said he hasn't been an active part of the recall effort, but that...
Court: Alaska tribe should settle own dispute over leadership

...necessary elections for several years.Under the tribe's constitution, a group can challenge council inaction by circulating a petition calling for new elections and garnering at least 50 percent of the vote. Fifer's group says it did that, in 2011, and...
Empire Editorial: Leave minimum wage to the voters

...Constitution states: "If, before the election, substantially the same measure has been enacted (by the Legislature), the petition is void."Laws enacted by the initiative effort cannot be modified for at least two years, but laws changed by the Legislature...
Alaska House moves closer to killing minimum wage initiative

...Legislature's effort.Their objections are based in history. In October 2001, Alaskans successfully petitioned to put a minimum wage petition on the 2002 ballot. The measure called for Alaska's minimum wage to rise to $7.15 per hour and be tied to inflation...
State | AK legislature
Katie John ruling wins Native leaders' approval a legal case about subsistence fishing and hunting rights.The high court on Monday declined to hear the state's petition in the lawsuit State of Alaska v. Sally Jewell, known widely as one of the Katie John cases."We are very pleased with...
Court upholds abortion notification petitions

...Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a trial court's finding that petitions for a parental notification initiative do not contain confusing...governor's summary of the proposed measure contained on the petitions was confusing and misleading. Kevin Clarkson, one of more...
Regional News
Empire Editorial: Some students more equal than others

...disconcerting is how the board so easily dismissed the work of the Stakeholder Committee on Middle School Travel. The pleas and petitions from community members to keep sports travel fell on deaf ears at numerous meetings, but the travel committee was created...
Agency considers pinto abalone for endangered list

...Biological Diversity filed petitions over the summer calling for...according to the listing petitions.The center petition says pinto abalone have nearly...mature adults, according to the petitions.Climate change and ocean...
Pot petition has enough signatures to make ballot

ANCHORAGE - Enough petition signatures have been verified to place an initiative seeking to legalize...ballot this summer in Alaska, election officials said Tuesday.The petition has met all the thresholds necessary to appear on the Aug. 19 primary...
Agency to review Archipelago wolves

...wolves are genetically distinct from other wolves in the Tongass. The Center for Biological Diversity and Greenpeace filed a petition to protect them in August 2011.The groups in November said large-scale logging poses a threat because it fragments low-elevation...


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