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Alaskans should take note of B.C. mines

...dollars or U.S. dollars, it's a rather large sum of taxpayer money. Perhaps someone in B.C.'s government did not require a sufficient restoration bond from the mine developer? Mr. Bennett states the mine closed in 1974. Have our Canadian neighbors...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-19/alaskans-should-take-note-bc-mines
Letters
Governor vetoes bill limiting state entity in gas plan

...said the veto "in no way means the end of discussions with legislative leadership" on the issue.Any veto override would require the support of 40 of the Legislature's 60 members. Thirty-seven lawmakers voted to pass the bill, while 21 voted against...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/governor-vetoes-bill-limiting-state-ent
State | AK legislature
House Finance strips CBR draw from budget

...that future versions of the bill are to come.The committee could add into the bill a draw from other accounts that don't require a supermajority vote to access. A spokesman for the House minority said Thursday evening the representatives' finance staff...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/house-finance-strips-cbr-draw-budget
State | AK legislature
Panel takes up bill to give parents greater say on education

...on Sen. Mike Dunleavy's bill, which would let parents opt students out of certain requirements, including testing, and require parental consent for students to participate in sex education.It also would prevent an organization that provides abortions...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-14/panel-takes-bill-give-parents-greater-s
State
House uses Tax Day to pass bills targeting IRS

...would enact a taxpayers' bill of rights, and another would require the tax agency to fire employees caught targeting individuals...The other bill was passed by a vote of 424-0. It would require federal contractors to certify that they don't have a "seriously...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/house-uses-tax-day-pass-bills-targeti
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Panel takes up bill to give parents greater say on education

...Mike Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, which would let parents opt students out of certain requirements, including testing, and require parental consent for students to participate in sex education. It also would prevent an organization that provides abortions...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/panel-takes-bill-give-parents-greater-s
State | AK legislature
White House OKs Congress' say on an Iran agreement

...scuttle such a pact if the time comes. To override a veto would require a two-thirds majority of both the House and Senate, meaning...president on Monday, had proposed an amendment that would require Iran's leaders to accept Israel's right to exist. Rubio...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/white-house-oks-congress-say-iran-agr
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France OKs health care bill targeting anorexia, cigarettes

...PACKSThe government's plan includes a measure that would require manufacturers to package cigarettes in plain containers by...influential wine lobby.CHILD OBESITYIn a step that would require changes to the business model of some fast-food chains...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/france-oks-health-care-bill-targeting
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Patients' medical records under threat

...said Lisa Gallagher, a cybersecurity expert at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.Those messages require clicking on a link to get information, and patients should instead should call the purported sender to verify whether the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/patients-medical-records-under-threat
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Tall Timbers' appeal mulled

...if a group home or boarding house was required to be for-profit.Palmer responded that the city code did not specifically require transitional homes to be commercial in nature.Palmer said the Tall Timbers argument was a "fallacy" because the Planning...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-14/tall-timbers-appeal-mulled
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