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Secondhand shops get stricter rules

...irreplaceable in our family's eyes," had been stolen from his family in a different city. If it had not been for similar laws in that city, he wouldn't have seen those items again, he said. As a businessman, however, he said he feels for...
Rethinking human waste disposal

...allow human waste in their landfills, he said. Oregon does for now, but there's no telling when they could enact a similar law banning it, Duncan said. The city wastewater department wants to be self-sufficient so it doesn't have to rely...
Union opposes Legislature taking up minimum wage 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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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