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Juneau man pleads guilty to rape

...dismissed the less-serious third-degree assault charge.Sentencing is slated for June 11 and will be open to the court. State law will require Willard to register as a sex offender for the next 15 years.? Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-18/juneau-man-pleads-guilty-rape
Local
MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

...desegregated the U.S. military and seven years before the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education decision that ruled state laws requiring segregated public schools were unconstitutional."Baseball must continue to be more than just a game on the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-16/mlb-marks-67th-anniversary-robinson-de
Sports
The dos and H2don'ts of Alaskan waters

...a recreational boating safety specialist with the US Coast Guard takes a hardline stance on life vests. Federal and state laws now dictate that children younger than 13 must wear a life jacket when on deck or on an open boat, and he recommends...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-04-13/dos-and-h2donts-alaskan-waters
Neighbors
Empire Editorial: AG should answer to voters, not governor

...some lawmakers are in dispute over the interpretation of state law regarding the involvement of non-residents on Alaska...resolution would ensure an independent interpretation of state laws and do away with the appearance of impropriety every time...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-13/empire-editorial-ag-should-answer-vot
Opinion
My Turn: Separation of Oil and State

...threatened.Legislation is being steamrolled. Education bills are bypassing the Education Committee. A bill to change state law to allow out-of-state residents to be appointed to the gas line board has been initially appended to a domestic violence...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-15/my-turn-separation-oil-and-state
Opinion
Minimum wage bill passes state House

...which now calls for a greater wage increase than the initiative - because something that happened 12 years ago.Under state law, if the Legislature enacts a "substantially similar" piece of legislation to a ballot initiative, that initiative...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/minimum-wage-bill-passes-state-house
State | AK legislature
If Legislature stays on course, school district will keep more teachers

...000 in assistance for high school activities.Should the city continue to provide the maximum local funding allowed by state law, JSD would receive another $570,000. With Juneau facing a local budget crunch, however, that increase is not likely...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-10/if-legislature-stays-course-school-dist
Local
Panel advances bill on AGDC appointments

...known as the AGDC.Chenault, R-Nikiski, said it was an oversight to have not specifically exempted the AGDC from a state law requiring that individuals appointed to boards or commissions of state government be registered Alaska voters. He said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-09/panel-advances-bill-agdc-appointments
State
Soldotna tobacco shop goes viral in smoking ban debate

...helps support the state by paying tobacco taxes, she said. She considers her building a private establishment, with state law already restricting anyone under 18 in a tobacco shop."The bill doesn't recognize who smokers are," she said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-07/soldotna-tobacco-shop-goes-viral-smokin
State | AK legislature
Minimum wage may get booted from ballot

...that mimics the intent and much of the language found in the ballot imitative, and the similarity is no mistake.Under state law, if the Legislature enacts a "substantially similar" piece of legislation to a ballot initiative poised for a vote...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-06/minimum-wage-may-get-booted-ballot
State | AK legislature

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