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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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-05/rethinking-human-waste-disposal
Local
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
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
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
Federal court rules for religious landlords

...from marital discrimination laws. The majority opinion by Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain said the Alaska law, and a similar law in the city of Anchorage, interfered with property owners' free exercise of religion as well as their property rights...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011499/Loc_rental.html
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...from marital discrimination laws. The majority opinion by Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain said the Alaska law, and a similar law in the city of Anchorage, interfered with property owners' free exercise of religion as well as their property rights...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011499/Loc_rental.shtml
Coastal Management ballot initiative certified

...necessary signatures before the start of next year's legislative session to encourage legislators to pass a substantially similar law," the sponsors said.Under state law, legislators can avoid an initiative election by enacting substantially similar...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-12-07/coastal-management-ballot-initiative-ce
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...ballot in 2002. The Legislature could keep the instant run-off measure off the ballot by enacting a substantially similar law. Sponsors hope lawmakers will do that. Efforts to get such a bill passed during the last legislative session failed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070700/Loc_voters.shtml
Northwest Digest

...court has upheld Oregon's assisted-suicide law, supporters in Washington say there's bound to be a push for a similar law here. Washington voters narrowly rejected an initiative in 1991 that would have allowed doctors to write prescriptions...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011906/sta_20060119009.shtml
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