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Split decision in water reservation case

...information because the permitting review process has not been completed."The decision determined that it is in the public interest to allow the permitting review process for the mine project to be completed and to not approve the other two reservations...
Judge declines to undo order on green cards

...could.Lawyers for the immigrants had not shown they were likely to win their case or that the order would be in the public interest, U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez ruled.The immigrants sued the government last week after it revised...
Nation and World
United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

...TPP has safeguards that prevent "abusive and frivolous claims and ensure the right of governments to regulate in the public interest, including on health, safety, and environmental protection."Late last month, 160 members of Congress wrote...
Nation and World
Seattle students start school with teachers strike suspended

...Sunday.The contract dispute marked a strategy shift by teachers nationwide to take on broader issues that promote the public interest, experts have said. The Seattle teachers union tapped into community protests over too much testing, not enough...
Nation and World
Seattle teachers' tentative deal tackles issues beyond pay

...Seattle students by a week reflects a strategy shift by teachers nationwide to take on broader issues that promote the public interest, experts say."Teachers are positioning themselves to be about much more than raising their own pay," said...
Nation and World
New court fees to affect citizens, lawyers and media

The state of Alaska has increased its court fees to, in part, make up for declining revenue. A new rule raising state court fees that started Aug. 1 will lead to increased costs for everyone from citizens to lawyers and reporters.
State | Local
FDA tells food industry to phase out trans fats

...those ingredients would be allowed unless FDA specifically approves them.The advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest first petitioned FDA to ban trans fats 11 years ago. The group's director, Michael Jacobson, says the decision...
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The State needs legislative leadership

...mortgages, buy groceries, raise families and volunteer in the community, to support and elect candidates who value the public interest and work for the common good. This should be the 'North Star' that guides our elected officials.Peter Freer...
My Turn: A fix in search of a law

Sen. Pete Kelly's ongoing campaign to amend Alaska's constitution to change the way we select and retain judges poses a grave threat to fair and impartial courts in our state.
Letter: Political games are bad for our health, but we need to take care of those in less fortunate circumstances.I trust Gov. Walker's commitment to the public interest and count on his ability to gain Legislative support for this important healthcare measure, of which the majority...


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