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City officials weigh fines, regulations for marijuana

...existing regulations, offenses with specific fines - think parking tickets - don't require the offender to go to court. Offenses without specific fines require a court appearance, and right now, the Legislature hasn't approved specific fines...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/city-officials-weigh-fines-regulations-
Local
My Turn: SB21 is broken

...The Department of Revenue also estimated the industry would require $52.71/bbl to produce the oil: $9.31 for transportation...anyone's investment portfolio.Even so, the above bad economics require more explanation. The Department of Revenue projected "new...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/my-turn-sb21-broken
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Obama 'declares war' on Alaska

...Congress.In 1980, the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act declared that additional wilderness designations in Alaska would require the approval of Congress.If there is a war, it will be fought on ground that favors the defense.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-26/empire-editorial-obama-declares-war-a
Opinion
Juneau faces $20 million bill for sewage solution

...main reason that Public Works did not favor composting was because building a composting plant to meet Juneau's needs would require 2.8 acres of flat industrial land. Composting could be moved to an existing indoor space, but this would raise costs significantly...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-27/juneau-faces-20-million-bill-sewage-sol
Local
Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

...that additional areas would no longer be available for petroleum development.Declaring the refuge a wilderness area would require congressional approval and is unlikely to pass in the Republican-controlled Congress. The Interior Department can decide...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/drilling-plan-may-restrict-sensitive-ar
State | AK legislature
City grants may increase housing options

...Rowcroft also said that the initial recommendation of a loan instead of a grant had been tossed out because grants would require less work by the city and fewer complications for homeowners. A Juneau Affordable Housing Fund grant from the state currently...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-27/city-grants-may-increase-housing-option
Local
Juneau pools won't change hands just yet

...soon-vacant aquatics manager position under an empowered board would require a higher pay grade to compensate for increased experience in...covers to deter heat loss and electricity and oil costs, would require about $500,000.He said that although an empowered board...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-25/juneau-pools-wont-change-hands-just-yet
Local
Shocked: VPSO accused of using Taser on 11-year-old

...a person's skin. A Taser shoots barbs that attach to a person's skin to deliver a disabling shock. The barbs usually require medical assistance to remove, and medical assistance was not rendered in this case. If a Taser's cartridge is removed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-25/shocked-vpso-accused-using-taser-11-yea
Local
Senators take first crack at pot rules

...the city to act sooner rather than later, Mead said."The state might come right behind us and do something different and require us to change our ordinance," she said. "Those things we can address locally and it might be the state addresses it after...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/senators-take-first-crack-pot-rules
State | AK legislature
Run softly but carry a big hiking stick

...such equally qualified organization).Bring some safety gear items ... not World of Warcraft, Farmania or things that require joysticks ... A flint and matches, space blanket, multi-use knife, cell phone or GPS device are a few desirables.These...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-25/run-softly-carry-big-hiking-stick
Sports

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