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Union opposes Legislature taking up minimum wage

...new minimum wage law was enacted in 2002 ahead of asking voters to decide. Under state law, if a "substantially similar" law is passed by the Legislature ahead of a ballot question, that question is removed from the ballot. Less than a year...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-30/union-opposes-legislature-taking-minimu
State | AK legislature
Senate Judiciary considers banning synthetic drugs

...they pose requires a statewide ban.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, an Anchorage Democrat, noted Wasilla had voted down a similar law Monday night.The fine for each item sold by a business would be $500.The bill was held Wednesday in committee.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-07/senate-judiciary-considers-banning-synt
State | AK legislature
Supreme Court declines to review Montana gun law

...eight other states - Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Tennessee, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming - have since passed similar laws.Marbut - who helped write the 2009 law - said Monday the issue could yet be revived if a plaintiff files a lawsuit...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-25/supreme-court-declines-review-montana-g
State
Mandatory congenital heart disease screenings for newborns now law

...a very different story today," Micciche said in a press release. Nebraska, Louisiana and Nevada have all passed similar laws requiring the screening. Texas and New York currently have legislation pending on the issue. ? Contact reporter...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-26/mandatory-congenital-heart-disease-scre
State
My Turn: Gun range appeal was a public service

...makes my point.Florida's "Stand-Your-Ground" law initially protected Zimmerman from arrest and prosecution. A similar law is now being pushed by the majority Republicans in Alaska's Legislature, and needs to be noted here.These killing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-04-08/my-turn-gun-range-appeal-was-public-s
Opinion
State Briefs

...and could lead to higher fines. The truancy ordinance, sent to the Assembly by the Juneau School District, mirrors similar laws in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Students are required by state law to attend school. Truancy infractions can result in...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051303/sta_briefs.shtml
News
Anti-male letters

...that keep having kids with different men she can't even name? Do we just give them more welfare or should there be a similar law for them? It is true there are males that impregnate women minus marriage vows and don't follow through with money...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060104/let_letter4.shtml
Opinion
State Briefs

...Constitution. Forty-one states, including Alaska, have laws in effect providing for daily recitation of the Pledge. Similar laws will soon take effect in three states. All of the state statutes include a provision protecting the right of students...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061203/sta_briefs.shtml
News
Anchorage mayor wants family-leave law repealed

...Family and Medical Leave Act. Sullivan's employee relations director, Nancy Bear Usera, says administering the two similar laws is cumbersome. The Anchorage Daily News reports that at any one time, about 10 percent of the city's 2,800-member...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121210/reg_755533107.shtml
Regional News
Movies Briefly

...Mendocino County, according to Wired News. Since then, more than a dozen California municipalities have proposed similar laws. Irene Alexakos, a member of the Juneau chapter of the Sierra Club, hopes the film will be educational when it screens...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102804/thi_20041028028.shtml
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