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Hospital CEO supports 'take it outside' legislation

...significant ground over the last several years. As a healthcare professional, I would be remiss if I didn't support a proposed law that would prohibit smoking in all indoor workplaces, businesses and public places. Of course the reason this legislation...
Proposed law would encourage culture of respect

Lolita C. Baldor's article "Culture of disrespect fuels academy sex assaults," (Clarion, Jan. 10) should be required reading for all Alaskans. It is particularly relevant for several reasons. The first of course is all the current sexual abuse scandals being reported not only in the military academies but also in the military services. The Department of Defense's annual report describing the latest is due out.
Cal Thomas: Let them eat cake

...same-sex marriage, or even homosexuals, most people believe same-sex marriage and homosexuals were the targets of the proposed law.Proponents asserted Senate Bill 1062 was written to protect the "free exercise of religion" for businesses and their...
Central Peninsula speaks out against HB77

...77 is a 24-page, 51-section proposed law seeking to streamline the DNR permitting...for economic development. The proposed law passed through the House 23 to...sneeze." Fogels acknowledged the proposed law is "far-reaching and controversial...
Borough seeks to end term limits - again enforce the new limits. Smalley's ordinance addresses Price's concern directly by claiming in the body of the proposed law, "The most effective way to limit terms is to vote on Election Day." It goes on to claim that "...assembly members...
Does dog law have any teeth?

A proposed law to control vicious dogs that have actually bitten humans will be back for another round of public testimony at Tuesday's Kenai...
Pawnbroker rules under review

...In December, the council heard from Soldotna pawnbroker Norm Blakeley, who was critical of numerous mandates in the proposed law establishing a licensing procedure for pawnbrokers and regulating how they conduct business. Among other things, Blakeley...
Selling out? Vendors may be vanquished from Soldotna campgrounds

...campgrounds was indefinitely postponed at Wednesday night's City Council meeting to consider adding a permit system. The proposed law bans anyone from selling goods, wares or services within the park, going from campsite to campsite, or taking service...
Doggone good idea for new law

...included are dogs protecting their property against trespassers or those taunted or abused. While we'd hate to see this proposed law become tested, we applaud Merkes' insight to foresee a potential problem and find a solution before it's warranted...
'Stand Your Ground' a morally wrong approach

...they cannot use deadly force. However, under the proposed law, AK HB 80, the use of deadly force in "any place...authorized. The current law is as it should be. The proposed law is morally reprehensible. If it is possible to avoid...


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