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Wisconsin GOP abolishes secret corruption probes

...with conservative issue advocacy groups.Republicans deny they're seeking retribution for the probe, which the state Supreme Court in July ended as unconstitutional. But Democrats and independent observers say the changes will transform the state's...
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Alaska Airlines fueled by boom in isle tourism minimum in the courts, saying the airport should not be included in the area covered by the new wage. The state Supreme Court in Olympia upheld the $15 minimum for airport workers Aug. 20. Alaska Airlines and others filed a motion Sept...
Seattle teachers strike on first day of school today

...amount of money the state spends on K-12 education.Washington state is being sanctioned $100,000 a day by the state Supreme Court because the justices say lawmakers have failed to adequately pay to educate the state's 1 million school children...
Nation and World
Walker: 'I will win and fight for you'

...aides and associates when he was Milwaukee County executive.The second investigation, currently on hold while the state Supreme Court considers a trio of lawsuits, centers on whether Walker's recall campaign illegally coordinated with independent...
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Resistance to gay marriages travels a well-worn path

...license. But she was white and he was black, and a county judge turned them away.Two months earlier, the United States Supreme Court had struck down laws across the country forbidding interracial marriages, and the waves of resistance that rippled...
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At Alaska Supreme Court, a session of Tracy Arm wrestling between Juneau and Petersburg

...Endicott Arm and the land south.The CBJ appealed the decision but lost in superior court.On Wednesday, Mead told state supreme court justices that the lower court and the CBJ failed to consider three key words: "maximum degree possible."Those...
Same-sex couples will have to wed to keep health benefits

...the state does not legally recognize them.Alaska began offering benefits to same-sex couples in 2005 after a state Supreme Court ruled that not extending benefits to couples solely because they couldn't marry violated their equal protection...
Plaintiffs decide against appeal in Alaska fishing case

...courts have never been very protective of Native subsistence rights," Davis said. "We didn't feel going to the state Supreme Court was going to provide better protections for subsistence."In its March 27 decision, the appellate court said...
State | AK legislature
Across Alaska, legalization comes quietly

...even inside the privacy of villagers' homes.But Nick fears that the initiative, in combination with a 1975 state Supreme Court decision that legalized marijuana use inside homes, could open doors to drug abuse.Initiative backers promised...
State | AK legislature
Pennsylvania attorney general charged in grand jury leak

...their state computers. Those named included several former top supervisors. Kane fired four officials, and a state Supreme Court justice also resigned in the scandal.Relying heavily on her trucking magnate husband's wealth, the Scranton...
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