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Lawmakers discuss federal issues with pot legalization

...federally.Other concerns about state-federal interplay remain.Svobodny told lawmakers about a 2011 U.S. Department of Justice memo that in the states that legalize and regulate marijuana and enforce their rules, the federal government will...
What others say: A victory for journalism

...James Risen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times, won his legal fight against the U.S. Department of Justice, which wanted him to disclose the sources he used in his newspaper and book coverage of a failed U.S. operation...
Who is the government keeping safe

...convicted of "tax crimes" and placed in jail for such activities. People applaud the fine work from our federal Department of Justice. Perhaps, Mr. Back should have created a "Corporate Person" and had that person enter a guilty plea. Our...
Group seeks community views on marijuana

...still illegal at the federal level, several recent decisions have shifted the political landscape. Last week the Department of Justice announced they would not stop Native American tribes from growing marijuana on tribal lands and would not enforce...
Soldotna to add lieutenant to police department

...Police Department's chain of command is set to receive an upgrade, thanks to a hefty grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice. The $274,372 grant conferred by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) furnishes the...
KPBSD changes lockdown policy

...lock its doors and have staff and students hide and wait for help to arrive. Based on recent studies from the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which have reviewed past school shootings, there is more than one response...
Tribes work to create sex-offender registries

...offenders move to tribal land or work or go to school on reservations after being released from prison. The U.S. Department of Justice agreed with a recommendation to develop a way for states to keep tribes in the loop so that they can enforce laws...
Murkowski gives D.C. update and defense. However, she said Majority Leader Harry Reid, who sets the agenda, is trying to fill out the Department of Justice, which is slowing down progress in other departments. She also said part of the reason Alaska's agenda is not...
Panel: Don Young violated U.S. House ethics

...rebuke, given that some of the violations occurred after 2007 and were only brought to its attention after the Department of Justice had started investigating. The matter dates to 2010, when Young requested the committee review certain gifts...

...Attorney General Eric Holder has said the federal government will honor the gay marriages in Utah. A call to the Department of Justice Saturday wasn't immediately returned.Associated Press writers Jeff Baenen, Doug Glass and Scott Bauer contributed...


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