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Juneau, Alaska a Marijuana regulators in Alaska plan to consider rules this week for consuming marijuana products at authorized retail pot stores - a first among states that have legalized the recreational use of pot. Late last year, the Marijuana Control Board voted to allow people to use marijuana at certain stores that will sell it. Comment?
Juneau, Alaska a A government watchdog found no evidence of bias in how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conducted a study on the potential effects of large-scale mining on a world-class salmon fishery in Alaska's Bristol Bay region. The inspector general for the EPA also concluded in a report released Wednesday that the agency did not predetermine the study's outcome. Comment?
Juneau, Alaska a A watchdog has found no evidence of bias in how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conducted a study on the potential effects of large-scale mining on a world-premier salmon fishery in Alaska's Bristol Bay region. The inspector general for the EPA released the report that also found no evidence that the agency predetermined the study's outcome. Comment?
Juneau, Alaska a U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has gotten language into a major spending and tax package that would not allow the sale of genetically modified salmon until federal labeling guidelines are published. The language would block the sale of such fish during the current spending year until guidelines are finalized. Comment?
Juneau, Alaska a The state of Alaska is projecting revenue from oil and gas production taxes at $172 million this year, a dramatic drop from two years ago when production taxes totaled $2.6 billion. Alaska relies heavily on oil revenues to fund state government and is currently grappling with an estimated $3.5 billion budget deficit amid chronically low prices. Comment?
Juneau, Alaska a The board tasked with writing rules for Alaska's recreational marijuana industry backtracked Tuesday and adopted stricter residency requirements for applicants for pot business licenses. The Marijuana Control Board scuttled a rule adopted last month that would use the residency requirements needed to vote in Alaska in favor of using the more stringent standards needed to qualify for the yearly check from Alaska's oil wealth fund. Comment?
Juneau, Alaska a The newly elected mayor of Alaska's capital city was found dead at his Juneau home, and police are investigating a range of possible causes. The Juneau Police Department released few details on Stephen "Greg" Fisk's death but called rumors of an assault "speculation." Comment?
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