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Assembly pitches 1-year delay in opening pot shops

Pot shops wanting to open in Juneau may have to wait. The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly is proposing a one-year delay in accepting applications for pot dispensaries, effective immediately, so that state guidelines can be established first.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-23/assembly-pitches-1-year-delay-opening-p
Local
Report on tribal youth and violence urges action

ANCHORAGE - American Indian and Alaska Native children are exposed to violence at rates higher than any other social group in the nation, according to a new report that urges creation of a new Native American affairs office, additional federal funding and other measures to combat the problem.The report released Tuesday by a U.S. Department of Justice advisory committee reflects information gathered at public hearings across the country in 2013 and 2014.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-19/report-tribal-youth-and-violence-urges-
State
Firearm theft, illegal shooting case

Man indicted for firearm theft A Juneau grand jury on Friday indicted a 21-year-old man for allegedly stealing a handgun. Junior T. Rios was charged with second-degree theft for the June 2 offense in Yakutat.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-07/firearm-theft-illegal-shooting-case
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Trial opens in Native language voting lawsuit

ANCHORAGE - A federal trial began this week in a voting rights lawsuit filed by several Alaska villages, alleging the state has failed to provide accurate, complete translations of voting materials into Native languages.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-26/trial-opens-native-language-voting-laws
State
Add medicine cabinet to spring cleaning list with drug take-back day

...officers will be collecting unwanted medication from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.The collection effort is part of the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency's National Take-Back initiative. It promotes the proper disposal of medication...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-23/add-medicine-cabinet-spring-cleaning-li
Local
The struggle to find jobs after jail

Brock McCourt got lucky when it came to finding a job after being locked up on felony drug, weapon and burglary convictions.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-10/struggle-find-jobs-after-jail
Local
Legislative News in Brief

Bill package supports military families Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, introduced the final piece in a package of legislation Friday aimed at helping military families in Alaska.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-23
State | AK legislature
Native American groups seek child welfare probe

PORTLAND, Ore. - Four national Native American organizations on Monday asked the U.S. Department of Justice to launch an investigation into the treatment of American Indian and Alaska Native children in the private adoption and public...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-04/native-american-groups-seek-child-welfa
State
Thin Blue Line: JPD struggles to recruit

The Juneau Police Department is struggling to fill nine vacant officer positions, including five airport security slots.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-13/thin-blue-line-jpd-struggles-recruit
Local
Attorney: Officer's widow trying to 'double dip'

A Hoonah city attorney is accusing the widow of a slain police officer of trying to "double dip" into compensation benefits, and says her wrongful death suit against the city should be dismissed. The city's attorney, Frank S.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-20/attorney-officers-widow-trying-double-d
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