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As Legislature prepares to pass the baton on marijuana, a look ahead at the next steps for Alaska's newest industry

...hours after Barrett gave his testimony, he shucked his tie in favor of a tie-dyed sweatshirt, which he wore in front of a sign promoting his new family business, Rainforest Farms LLC. The company bills itself "Alaska's Finest Cannabis Cultivator...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/legislature-prepares-pass-baton-marijua
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Threats about Iran damages our nation's trustworthiness

This week President Barack Obama agreed to sign a revised version of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. The act will give Congress the power to review the final deal that's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-17/my-turn-threats-about-iran-damages-ou
Opinion
Ralliers demand Medicaid expansion

...Medicaid expansion in the state.About 150 people lined the Capitol's steps and filled the space out front holding colorful signs that called for the Legislature to accept the federal funds to expand the health care program."The way the rain is coming...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/ralliers-demand-medicaid-expansion
State | AK legislature

...farm where crocs are grown for their meat and hides. Crocs are a common sight on golf courses in Australia's tropics and signs warn golfers of the dangers.The department told the ABC it was unusual behavior for a small crocodile to interact with people...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-14-0
Not For Web
Hamas tightens grip on Gaza as reconstruction delays continue

...36, who has been living with his wife and nine children in a U.N. school since his home was destroyed. "There are no signs of good solutions," he said.A March poll by the independent Palestine Center for Policy and Survey Research showed that...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/hamas-tightens-grip-gaza-reconstructi
Not For Web
Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea

...over to the states."Those were all places where people used to be able to go as sportsmen and access those lands, and now are behind no-trespassing signs," he said. "That raises some real red flags for sportsmen across the West."

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/conservation-groups-push-back-federal
Not For Web
A year after kidnap of schoolgirls, hope fades

...the kidnapping and also posted a picture of herself holding a sign reading "#BringBackOurGirls" on her official Twitter account...burned out and roofless classroom. Young girls held handwritten signs demanding "Bring back our girls - Now and Alive."One mother...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/year-after-kidnap-schoolgirls-hope-fa
Not For Web
White House OKs Congress' say on an Iran agreement

...spokesman Josh Earnest conveyed the president's decision to sign it."Maybe they saw the handwriting on the wall," House Speaker...changes have been made that the president would be willing to sign it," Earnest said.An earlier version of the bill sought to...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-15/white-house-oks-congress-say-iran-agr
Not For Web
Panel talks to fish board nominees, asks about salmon

...off on taking action.State Affairs committee chair Sen. Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, said the panel's members would likely sign paperwork to advance them on Tuesday, however.Soldotna resident Robert Ruffner, who is currently the executive director of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-14/panel-talks-fish-board-nominees-asks-ab
State
Legislature delays final word on Alaska Marine Highway budget

...adds money back.Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, said he hopes the committee skipping over the ferry budget items is a good sign for coastal communities that rely on the system.Regardless of the conference committee's decision, DOT will have to make...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/legislature-delays-final-word-alaska-ma
State | AK legislature

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