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Lawmakers discuss new approach to marijuana legalization

Assistant Attorney General Kaci Schroeder told the committee that language making it clear that hash and hash oil would be treated the same as other forms of marijuana was helpful for clarifying the law.

Forest Service wraps up Lena Beach improvement planning

Forest Service wraps up Lena Beach improvement planningA planned improvement project at a Juneau area beach is in the final stages of preparation by the U.S. Forest Service.

Kake village officer will not be charged in stun gun case

Kake village officer will not be charged in stun gun caseJuneau District Attorney James Scott says a review of the case showed no crime was committed, and that the children were laughing after the incident.

Lawmakers discuss federal issues with pot legalization

Lawmakers discuss federal issues with pot legalizationA state Department of Law official told concerned lawmakers that regulating marijuana shouldn't result in federal prosecution.

Judicial council extends application period for judgeship

The council is seeking applicants for the seat currently held by Judge Philip R. Volland, who plans to retire.

Contractor to continue cleanup of federal ‘legacy’ wells

A contractor will begin work this month remediating six "legacy" wells drilled by the federal government decades ago in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.

Jury duty exemption proposed for teachers during school year

Currently, teachers at low performing schools are exempt, but the bill from Rep. Jim Colver would extend that to all teachers.

Bush Caucus hears need for water, sewer work in rural Alaska

Throughout rural Alaska, there's about $900 million in needed water and sewer work.

Senate panel holding summit on crime

Sen. Lesil McGuire says if the state continues on the path it's on, it will have to build a new prison.

House passes bill to expand Fairbanks migratory bird refuge

The House voted 37-1 Monday for a bill that would expand Creamer's Field, a migratory waterfowl refuge in Fairbanks, by adding four parcels of state land to the existing 1,800-acre preserve.