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Juneau's drug-sniffing dog won't be trained on pot

Hi, readers! Long time, no blog. In a recent story I wrote about the state's drug-sniffing dogs needing replacement in the light of marijuana legalization in the state (it's one of my favorites; read it here: http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-30/pot-puppies-get-pink-slip), I failed to mention Juneau's own drug-detecting canine.

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/katie-moritz/2015-02-04/juneaus-drug-sniffing-
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
Local
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
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
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
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