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Trial begins in fight over control of oldest national synagogue

A fight over control of the nation's oldest synagogue went to trial Monday, with the congregation that worships there arguing its very existence is at stake and the other arguing the congregation has lost its way and has gone "beyond the pale."

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-06-02/trial-begins-fight-over-control-olde
Regional News
My Turn: Too much risk with house minority positions as Medicaid expansion questions loom

...the key elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA itself is subject to tremendous risk because of the U.S. Supreme Court case King v. Burwell. The key question in front of the court: Does the Affordable Care Act authorize the IRS...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-25/my-turn-too-much-risk-house-minority-
Opinion

...YORK - Ireland's national referendum on same-sex marriage comes just weeks ahead of an expected ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on whether to legalize gay marriage throughout the United States. A look at some of the parallels and contrasts...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-26
Not For Web
My Turn: EPA is at it again

...is high and prohibitive to many small businesses that are attempting to subdivide and build new homes. A recent U.S. Supreme Court case cited the average cost of a permit to be $270,000. Violating the regulations is punishable by fines up...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-26/my-turn-epa-it-again
Opinion
Scouts' leader: Ban on gays not sustainable

...places like Indiana and Arkansas over discrimination based on sexual orientation, not to mention the impending U.S. Supreme Court decision this summer on gay marriage," he said. "We must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/scouts-leader-ban-gays-not-sustainabl
Not For Web
Letter: Definition of marriage is sacred

...of gay marriage being a step in the negative direction? Same-sex marriage is currently being litigated in the U.S. Supreme Court as a being a civil right. So, I have chosen to be a voice for the few youth opposing same-sex marriage.My...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-13/letter-definition-marriage-sacred
Letters
SCOTUS has gone off the deep end

Certainly the U.S. Supreme Court has made a number of misguided decisions (such as the Citizens United and McClutcheon cases) which have opened the floodgates...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-11/scotus-has-gone-deep-end
Letters
In the name of love

...Walker and Attorney General Craig Richards to "Stop - in the name of love" and drop an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court as it considers the issue of same-sex marriage. Despite steady rain, about 30 people showed up for a brief demonstration...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-28/name-love
Local
Double standard on running from police

...death in custody and rioting in the streets.Fleeing from police is not, by itself, illegal in America, and the U.S. Supreme Court has made clear that in safe neighborhoods, people not suspected of criminal activity can ignore a police officer...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-30/double-standard-running-police
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Legislature approves all of Walker's commissioners in marathon joint session

Despite some raised eyebrows over Gov. Bill Walker's appointment of his former business partner as the state's attorney general, Craig Richards was confirmed by the Legislature on Sunday afternoon by a vote of 36-23.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/legislature-approves-all-walkers-commis
State | AK legislature

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