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Juneau Human Rights Commission opens essay and art contest for students

...entries are $50 for artistic entries and $50 for essay entries. Awardees will also make a presentation to the Alaska State Legislature and/or City Council.The Juneau Human Rights Commission was created in 1993. Find out more at http://www...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-04-26
Art
Daylight saving change could mean multiple Alaska time zones

...zones in the state.Reconsidering time zones requires an administrative order from the governor or a resolution from state Legislature. If the Alaska bill is signed into law, Gov. Bill Walker would have three weeks to issue an executive order to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-02/daylight-saving-change-could-mean-multi
State | AK legislature
A Bishop's Perspective: Suicide is never a solution

...Alaska with bipartisan support. So, I was shocked and saddened to learn that a bill has been introduced in the state legislature that would make it legal for a doctor to prescribe death to terminally ill patients by providing physician-prescribed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-23/bishops-perspective-suicide-never-sol
Opinion
Alaska minimum wage rises to $8.75

...along with New York, among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Voters in three other states also approved increases in their minimum wages last year, and legislatures in several...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-24/alaska-minimum-wage-rises-875
State | AK legislature
Protecting ANWR from ourselves

...histrionic political theater that started with our Congressional delegation has spread to a majority of the members in the state Legislature, and it has been quite a ridiculous show.Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Kenai, took to the Senate floor last week...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-02-12/protecting-anwr-ourselves
Letters
City committee to handle all things weed

...wait 'til it's done to start."Becker agreed and suggested the group make sure to keep up with everything the state Legislature is working on.The session only lasted 25 minutes, and even though public testimony was not supposed to be taken...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-13/city-committee-handle-all-things-weed
Local
Tales of Tarkanian, a coach who stood up to the NCAA

...We couldn't get anyone to play us when we opened our new place at UNLV," Tarkanian said. "Finally, the state legislature made Nevada-Reno play us."Temple smoked his group the next night. That should be part of the story, how Tark...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-12/tales-tarkanian-coach-who-stood-ncaa
Sports
My Turn: The Fourteenth Amendment has outlived its usefulness

...able to warm yourself by the fire before your neighbors came to help." Yes, there was some good after all.Our state legislatures have fought this, but again the amendment was cited in the recent federal court ruling knocking down Alaska's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-09/my-turn-fourteenth-amendment-has-outl
Opinion
My Turn: It's time for an Alaska higher education land-grant equivalency plan

...federal government to the new state, Alaska. As a result, all future university disposition would be left for the state legislature to resolve.And resolve it they (almost) did. It is significant to note that the very first Alaska legislature...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-01/my-turn-its-time-alaska-higher-educat
Opinion
City officials weigh fines, regulations for marijuana

...marijuana smoking in public, based on the agreed-upon committee recommendations and what is allowed by the state. The state Legislature is also working to make the law's language more clear by the Feb. 24 implementation date. Final regulations for...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/city-officials-weigh-fines-regulations-
Local

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