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New title for area named for confederate officer

...a name change.Walker's letter was accompanied by Murkowski's letter, as well as letters from area legislators and a resolution passed last month by the city of Hooper Bay and the Native village of Hooper Bay calling for the change to Kusilvak.In a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-03/new-title-area-named-confederate-office
State
Episcopalians vote to allow gay marriage in churches

...House of Deputies, the voting body of clergy and lay participants at the meeting. The House of Bishops had approved the resolution Tuesday by 129-26 with five abstaining.The Very Rev. Brian Baker of Sacramento said the church rule change was the result...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-02/episcopalians-vote-allow-gay-marriage
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Sealaska board incumbents re-elected

...Tribes of Alaska held its annual tribal assembly. Members voted on a resolution to advocate for the improvement of voting rights protocol in Sealaska's elections. The resolution requested that the CCTHITA Executive Council meet with the Sealaska...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-30/sealaska-board-incumbents-re-elected
Local
Confidential UN report positive on Iran nuclear commitments

...Vienna with Iran's foreign minister.In his talks in Tehran on Thursday, IAEA chief Yukiya Amano hopes to "accelerate the resolution of all outstanding issues related to Iran's nuclear program, including clarification of possible military dimensions...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-02/confidential-un-report-positive-iran-
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Empire Editorial: Discretionary voting rigs the game for Native corporations

...weren't addressed sooner.In April, Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska members voted on a resolution that advocates improved voting rights in Sealaska's elections. We feel other Native organizations and groups should jump...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-02/discretionary-voting-rigs-game-native
Opinion
Survey: Confederate flag push hits key milestone in S. Carolina

...whoever is present and voting at the time.A day after Haley made her public request, legislators overwhelmingly approved a resolution allowing them to add the flag to their special session's agenda. But that doesn't mean the debate will go smoothly...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-30/survey-confederate-flag-push-hits-key
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Retired Anchorage builder, 83, dreams of building tennis complex

...Heights, Rogers Park and the University Area community councils have all generated resolutions against Sheppard's proposal, with the Airport Heights resolution saying residents "purchased their properties to be next to parkland, not to have...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-24/retired-anchorage-builder-83-dreams-bui
State
Voters to decide on altering Kenai elections

...signatures to be listed on the ballot. Porter wrote in the resolution that the requirement "merely presents an inconvenience to...doing a great job," Porter said.Porter also wrote in the resolution that if approved, the measure would "encourage more candidates...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-25/voters-decide-altering-kenai-elections
State
Alaska's largest tribe boycotts FedEx

...dollars elsewhere - that's us voting with our dollars."The resolution was decided with a vote during an CCTHITA Executive Council...follow through with the boycott, but Peterson believes the resolution has overwhelming support. Though some may argue it isn't...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-25/alaskas-largest-tribe-boycotts-fedex
Local
Lawmakers discuss resolutions to strengthen states' rights

...R-North Pole, said the resolutions would provide states with...listen to their concerns.One resolution calls for the convention...Initiatives, which supports the resolutions in Alaska and similar efforts...D-Anchorage, asked if the resolution could also allow states to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-18/lawmakers-discuss-resolutions-strengthe
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