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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...
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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...
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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My Turn: The nuts and bolts of the Affordable Care Act are loose

This past Thursday the United States Supreme Court released its decision in the second of two cases questioning the legality and validity of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable...
Day after SCOTUS ruling, longtime Juneau partners wed

...Parnell decision, released a one-sentence statement about the SCOTUS decision Friday morning."The United States Supreme Court decision brings finality to this issue that has divided Alaskans," he said.A spokesperson for the governor...
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