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Seattle needs permit for oil

...when they're not being used in the Arctic. Environmentalists have already sued over the plan, saying the port broke state law in February when it signed a two-year lease with Foss Maritime, whose client is Shell, without doing an environmental...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-05/seattle-needs-permit-oil
Local
Lawmakers plan work on marijuana bills over interim

...Coghill, R-North Pole, said lawmakers will also work over the interim on a bill addressing how municipalities can trump state laws with local regulations, including prohibiting marijuana businesses or limiting hours of operation, for example.That...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/lawmakers-plan-work-marijuana-bills-ove
State
Assembly approves 'hybrid' pool board

...minimum sentence to be consistent with state law.Assembly member Kate Troll noted...reason but informed the Assembly that state law under Title 28 requires consistency...city does.Since it is required by state law, "our hands are somewhat tied," Kiehl said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-29/assembly-approves-hybrid-pool-board
Local
Village confirms banishment after troopers' deaths

...staff. The council said the men blocked access to grave sites, squatted on tribal lands and promoted violence toward state law enforcement officers.The banishment was for 90 days until a tribal court could consider the matter.A tribal court...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/village-confirms-banishment-after-troop
State
Marijuana ruling disappoints advocates

...have legalized medical marijuana and prompted raids on growers and dispensaries that appear to be operating legally under state law.A ruling against marijuana's classification "would have been significant because you would have had a federal judge...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/marijuana-ruling-disappoints-advocate
Not For Web
My Turn: Losing our heads over taxes

...revenue? History tells us the latter.Now, back to the legislative proposal. Legally, according to both federal and state law, passenger head taxes must be dedicated to mitigate the direct costs and impacts of the industry. How and where should...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-16/my-turn-losing-our-heads-over-taxes
Opinion
Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea

...Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Wyoming have considered similar measures this year. Utah in 2012 passed a state law calling on the federal government to transfer federal lands there into state ownership.Wyoming Rep. Tim Stubson, R-Casper...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/conservation-groups-push-back-federal
Not For Web
House committee plans new draft of marijuana crime bill

...in the Senate Finance Committee that kept marijuana as a controlled substance in Alaska. The crime bill would update state laws to reflect what remains illegal after Alaska voters legalized limited recreational marijuana last year.House Judiciary...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-12/house-committee-plans-new-draft-marijua
State
Empire Editorial: Help more Alaskans vote

...for them to register.Two bills in the Alaska Legislature - one in the House and one in the Senate - promise changes in state law that would make it easier for Alaskans to register to vote.Senate Bill 93, sponsored by Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-12/help-more-alaskans-vote
Opinion
Subsistent hunters exempt from Federal duck stamp requirements, for now

...the requirement to purchase and possess state hunting licenses and stamps and abide by all other applicable federal and state laws, the release stated. The USFWS will continue to work with Alaska Native peoples and other qualified subsistence hunters...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/subsistent-hunters-exempt-federal-du
Outdoors

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