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Lawmakers discuss right-to-die legislation

...2014.Oregon has allowed people to make that choice since the 1990s. It is also legal in several other states.The proposed law would apply only to Alaska residents who have six months or less to live, and it would require that they work with...
State | AK legislature
'I'm Just a Bill' How legal review can affect a proposed law

...impact on its final form. Is a proposed law constitutional? How will the new...primary tasks are to make sure that proposed laws are within the bounds of the U...and to advise the legislator if a proposed law is preempted by federal law or...
'Civil remedy' proposed for unborn child deaths

Jon and Kimberly Goodwin's son may not have ever taken a breath, but his name is attached to a proposed law giving grieving parents the chance to sue if their unborn child dies because of someone else.The proposal is being called "Jackson's...
State | AK legislature
Bill aims to curtail conflicts of interest

...Wielechowski said. "To allow an anonymous whisper objection to force you to vote is just fundamentally not right."The proposed law also closes a loophole to include contracts with companies worth at least $10,000, and also adds a provision to...
State | AK legislature
Empire editorial: Offshore fish farming threats need research

...trying to find out how the huge amounts of feces and chemicals generated by farms affect other marine life. Second, the proposed law doesn't protect any areas from fish farms, which could be built even in national marine sanctuaries. As biologist...
Witness detention bill passes House

...just one step. "In no way is this the silver bullet that solves the gang violence problems," she said. Under the proposed law, police would be allowed to subpoena, photograph, fingerprint and hold witnesses or people who have information that...
Deputy AG: Expansion of self-defense law could cost DOL $450K a year

...Alaska state liaison for the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action, emphasized for the proposed law to give a person protection, the person would still need to be justified in using deadly force. He or she could not...
Stevens' effort is anti-democratic

...requires that the legislative and judicial branches of government remain independent of each other. Sen. Stevens' proposed law flies in the face of this democratic principle by directing federal judges to rule on Tongass logging cases within 180...
Alaskans reject marijuana and bear baiting measures

...have made it a misdemeanor to intentionally feed bears for the purpose of hunting, viewing or photographing them. The proposed law would have been punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and up to a year in jail. "When we crafted the thing last...
How Juneau voted: Knowles wins in every city precinct

...districts also differed on a proposal to ban the hunting practice of baiting bears with food, with the Valley rejecting the proposed law with 60 percent and downtown and Douglas residents approving it, barely, with 51 percent. Both districts approved...


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