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Ballot measure oversight leaves villages unable to prohibit pot sales

...In Akiak, part of House District 38, musher Mike Williams worked as chairman of the "Big Marijuana. Big Mistake. Vote No on 2" campaign. In 2014, during the campaign for Ballot Measure 2, he said it had been hard enough to regulate alcohol...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-02/ballot-measure-oversight-leaves-village
State
Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture

...Sunday, and the recommendation by the Greek government to vote 'No,' we see no grounds for further talks at this point...go ahead as planned Sunday and again urging citizens to vote "No." In a televised address to the nation, he said a...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-02/greece-proceeds-vote-plan-creditors-r
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Reinbold: 'I'm hoping my colleagues respect my decision'

...legislative process moving. There are so many reasons to vote "no" on a budget - it spends too much, too little, one...chairmanship were revoked.Reinbold said she didn't plan to vote "no" on the budget until she sat in on the House Finance...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-14/reinbold-im-hoping-my-colleagues-respec
State
China's biggest public political event - but is it relevant?

...and that the congress is a show "written, directed, performed - and praised" by the party.Delegates can abstain or vote "no" on the work report, which is considered embarrassing to the leadership, though those votes are always a tiny minority...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-03-13/chinas-biggest-public-political-event
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Daylight saving elimination passes Senate

...later via email. "I recognize that there are numerous economic and social benefits to keeping it the way it is and will vote no on the bill."Independent Ketchikan Rep. Dan Ortiz said he will also vote against the bill. He repeated other Southeast...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/daylight-saving-elimination-passes-sena
State | AK legislature
Empire Readers' Council: Don't mess with Daylight Saving Time

...one hour earlier and get the entire weekend to "recover" from the time change. We urge members of the Alaska House to vote "no" to repeal DST. And if it were to pass the House, we urge Gov. Bill Walker to veto the bill. Walker received very...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-19/empire-readers-council-dont-mess-dayl
Opinion
Reinbold booted from caucus

...in her Finance subcommittees or asking House Finance members to offer amendments for her."To not participate and then vote no, I don't get it," he said.Reinbold said she did try to put forward an amendment in one of her subcommittees but...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-16/reinbold-booted-caucus
State | AK legislature
Republican rep bucks majority, votes 'no' on budget

...River, said on the House floor Thursday she would go against her fellow majority members and "press the red button" to vote "no" on the state operating budget bill.The budget passed handily out of the House 25-14 in the wee hours of the morning...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-12/republican-representative-bucks-majorit
State | AK legislature
Alaska voters legalize recreational marijuana

...a way that it would be as palatable as possible following the 2004 defeat of a legalization measure.In a statement, Vote No on 2 campaign spokeswoman Kristina Woolston said the campaign was "humbled and honored" by the turnout."We are proud...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-05/legal-pot-measure-likely-pass
State
The Alaskan Idiot's Guide To: The 2014 midterm elections

...about Pebble Mine. Vote yes, and you say you want the Alaska Legislature to have to approve Pebble Mine to move forward. Vote no, and you say the permit process should decide whether the mine moves forward.There's about a snowball's chance that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-03
State

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