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Work still to be done on marijuana regulations

...body developing marijuana regulations.The board met Thursday in Fairbanks, and, according to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, signed off on four statutory changes it would like to see the Legislature take up in the next session. Those items...
What others say: Reserve funds transfer would hurt state's future fiscal options

...masse.The risk that Alaska would be exposed to if the legislative majority follows through on its plan is far too great to justify. It's time for both caucuses to head back to the negotiating table.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,May 24
What others say: In light of ruling, Alaska dropping same-sex marriage appeal

...granted at all. The Supreme Court's ruling, in recognizing the right of same-sex couples to enter legal union, has made the principle of equal protection under the law for all citizens more whole.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,June 28
What others say: Watershed officials advocate for use of herbicide on Elodea will require careful monitoring by officials and the public to ensure there aren't undue adverse effects on species other than Elodea. But so far, watershed officials have made a good case.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,June 23
What others say: Population decline not portent of disaster, but state needs to pay attention

...a resilient and resourceful people, and can rise to meet the challenge facing them in the twilight of oil's dominance. The Last Frontier's future doesn't hinge solely on its population count.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,May 13
What others say: Be kind to new arrivals

...similar position on our own vacations, and it's something visitors will remember and take with them as a memory of their visit to the Interior. Word of mouth, after all, is the best advertising.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,June 19
What others say: Discussion of next year's budget should begin now

...Alaska and its future. But it's a discussion that must start now and must involve all Alaskans, so that when the Legislature returns to session next year, they won't be starting from square one.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,June 14
What others say: Future of marijuana bill unclear

...Municipalities have done good work in sorting out their definitions of how and where marijuana can be used. The Legislature should get on the ball and eliminate the conflicts in state law, not create them.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,March 17
What others say: Staying focused on natural gas

...costs will return, so we must work swiftly to make sure we can transition to other fuels. Now is no time to get distracted from our goal of long-term affordable heat and power for the Interior.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,Jan. 14
What others say: No cutting our way to prosperity

...sustainability without finding ways to increase revenue as soon as possible. It's time for the Legislature and Gov. Bill Walker to confront that reality honestly, educate the public and find real solutions.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,April 5


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