| Feb 10, 2012
| 2:08 PM
The state House Judiciary Committee approved a bill trying to clarify Alaska's driving while texting laws on Friday.
According to committee chair Rep. Carl Gatto (R-Palmer), judges in Kenai and Fairbanks are not enforcing the current texting while...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 6:59 PM
Any mention of the word "gun" provokes passion, and there were two gun-related issues that came up in recent days.
One involved a Hellertown man who felt local police officers were wrong to take away, even briefly, his legally licensed weapon. The...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 12:47 PM
Protests at funerals would become illegal under a bill in the Alaska State Legislature, meant to prevent protests similar to those in the Lower 48.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Bill Thomas (R-Haines), would prohibit protesting and picketing within 150...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 5:06 PM
In a blatantly political move, President Barack Obama has halted the deportation of about 1 million illegal immigrants.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano made the announcement on Friday. The administration will block deportations of illegal...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 5:54 PM
The state Senate on Monday, on a 29-2 vote, passed a bill that could force a Berkeley County Council member to abandon her bid for re-election this year because of a felony conviction.
Any person convicted of treason, bribery, perjury or any felony...
| Feb 20, 2012
| 11:00 PM
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House committee has endorsed legislation that backers say would protect religious freedom but opponents believe would allow discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Monday's adoption by the House Judiciary...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 6:25 PM
It was “gun day” in the Maryland House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, when numerous gun-related bills were heard by state lawmakers.
Washington County was represented by Joe Winter, the president of the Washington County Federation of...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 9:35 AM
President Obama got tired of waiting on Congress to pass the Dream Act, so he decided to do an end-run.
As of now, Uncle Sam will no longer deport children of illegal immigrants. This applies to people under 30 who were brought into the U.S. before...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Nearly everyone has at least rolled their eyes while going through airport security, now an Alaska lawmaker -- who had a bad experience -- wants to tell the Transportation Security Administration "hands off."
Last year, State Rep. Sharon Cissna (D-...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 1:38 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) this week introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial Citizens United decision. The decision opened the floodgates on campaign contributions from corporations.
In that time, so-...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 1:52 PM
State Rep. Eugene DePasquale, D-York, said a bill to reform antiquated child sexual abuse laws in Pennsylvania today moved through the House Judiciary Committee.
Following a news conference announcing plans to introduce a discharge resolution to move...
| Jun 25, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of an Arizona law Monday that sought to deter illegal immigration, but it let stand a controversial provision that lets police check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws.
In a decision sure...