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Supreme Court denies Alaska's request

ANCHORAGE - After a short hiatus, gay marriage once again became legal in the state of Alaska when the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to intervene.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-19/supreme-court-denies-alaskas-request
State
Spokeswoman defends insurance rate review process

Juneau - A spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell says Alaska's Division of Insurance did not apply for federal grants to review health insurance premium increases because the state has the resources to support an effective review.Alaska was among several states that didn't apply for a rate-review grant.A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman has said Alaska could offer more affordable options with a stronger rate review program.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-10/spokeswoman-defends-insurance-rate-revi
State
Access denied

...but still hears complaints from other community members about the impassible sand.Sharon Leighow, a spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell's, said in a phone interview that about six volunteers at the event are traditionally assigned to help...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-19/access-denied
Local
Nonresident begins term on state assessment board

ANCHORAGE - A California man with ties to the oil industry is the newest member of the Alaska board that sets the value for oil industry property, and a spokeswoman for Gov.

http://juneauempire.com/weddings/2014-03-08/nonresident-begins-term-state-assess
Weddings
Senator proposes striking same-sex marriage ban

JUNEAU - The minority leader of the Alaska Senate on Monday proposed to strike the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in Alaska, calling it a matter of conscience. Sen.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-24/senator-proposes-striking-same-sex-marr
State | AK legislature
Supreme Court affirms pipeline value decision

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Supreme Court on Wednesday handed Alaska municipalities a victory in a dispute over the value of the trans-Alaska pipeline, affirming that the structure for 2006 should have been valued at nearly $10 billion, not the $850 million claimed by pipeline owners.The justices backed a Superior Court ruling that based the value of the pipeline on replacement costs, not fees paid to the owners for use of the pipeline.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-20/supreme-court-affirms-pipeline-value-de
State | AK legislature
Judge sides with feds in hovercraft lawsuit

FAIRBANKS - The National Park Service has the authority to enforce federal regulations on state-owned lands in national parks in Alaska, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Judge H.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-04/judge-sides-feds-hovercraft-lawsuit
State
Panel proposes pay raises for top state officials

JUNEAU - The governor, lieutenant governor and other top officeholders in Alaska would receive pay raises under a proposal by the State Officers Compensation Commission.

http://juneauempire.com/becky-bohrer/2013-11-01/panel-proposes-pay-raises-top-st
White powder found in S.O.B. identified, not hazardous

The State Office Building in downtown Juneau was evacuated and closed Friday morning. It reopened around 4 p.m. after the FBI determined that a package with white powder in it was not hazardous. A spokeswoman for Gov.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-13/white-powder-found-sob-identified-not-h
State
Supporters moving ahead with pot initiative

ANCHORAGE - Supporters of a proposed ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska said they are about halfway toward their signature-gathering goal. The goal is to gather 45,000 signatures of registered voters by Dec.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-10/supporters-moving-ahead-pot-initiative
State

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