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Senate bill keeps marijuana as a controlled substance

Senate bill keeps marijuana as a controlled substanceA bloc of Democrats opposed the move. Sen. Bill Wielechowski argued that it was contrary to the intent of the initiative.

Rep. Young co-sponsors pot bill to let states decide

Rep. Young co-sponsors pot bill to let states decideThe bill would also allow VA doctors to recommend marijuana use to their patients and require the government to start issuing marijuana research licenses.

Juneau School Board approves $86 million budget

Juneau School Board approves $86 million budgetThe district isn’t putting any operating fund money toward high school activities travel or coaches.

City manager talks budget, whale sculpture, West Douglas road

City manager talks budget, whale sculpture, West Douglas roadCity Manager Kim Kiefer talked to KTOO’s Casey Kelly this week about a variety of issues facing the city and borough.

Subcommittee proposes more cuts to transportation budget

Subcommittee proposes more cuts to transportation budgetIt would cut 88 positions throughout the department, 33 of those with the ferry system, compared to this year.

Bill to seize federal land in Alaska nears vote on state house floor

Bill to seize federal land in Alaska nears vote on state house floorHouse Speaker Mike Chenault introduced the bill after President Barack Obama announced his intention to permanently ban drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Senate panel moves bill addressing school construction debt

The Senate Finance Committee moved a bill Monday that would stop state reimbursement for school bonds authorized between January 2015 and July 2020.

Lawmakers discuss federal child support law

State officials have said federal funding could be on the line if the Legislature does not take action to change state laws regarding child support payments.

Young sponsors medical marijuana legislation with colleague

Young sponsors medical marijuana legislation with colleague

U.S. Rep. Don Young has introduced legislation that would provide federal recognition for states that allow medical marijuana.

According to a press release from Young’s … more

Investigators follow up on Gastineau Apartments fire leads

Investigators follow up on Gastineau Apartments fire leadsJuneau Fire Marshal Dan Jager says Saturday's Gastineau Apartments fire was intentionally started.