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White House: Medicaid expansion 'right decision'

...by 2020.Some Alaska lawmakers expressed concern with adding more people to a system they consider broken. Administration officials have acknowledged the current Medicaid program isn't sustainable, but they see expansion as a way to get...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/white-house-medicaid-expansion-right-de
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Obama's Iran deal may well survive on Capitol Hill

...in small groups with nearly 100 lawmakers since the deal was announced last month, with Cabinet and senior administration officials reaching out to dozens more."We remain confident that ultimately a majority of Democrats in both the House...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-19/obamas-iran-deal-may-well-survive-cap
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Lawmakers vote to sue governor over Medicaid expansion plan

...Some legislators said they were concerned about adding thousands more people to a system they see as broken. Administration officials have acknowledged the current Medicaid program is not sustainable but see expansion as a way to leverage federal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-18/lawmakers-vote-sue-governor-over-medica
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Walker wants 51 percent stake in LNG

...Legislative Budget and Audit Committee. He and House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, were briefed by administration officials.A reserves tax is a property tax on the value of natural gas reserves in the reservoir.Hawker said his overall...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-16/walker-wants-51-percent-stake-lng
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Study: Chronic fatigue among air controllers

...the national air traffic system, according to a study the government kept secret for years.Federal Aviation Administration officials posted the study online Monday, hours after The Associated Press reported the findings - and noted that agency...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-11/study-chronic-fatigue-among-air-contr
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US weighs more security, withdrawal for Sinai forces

...Americans there, possibly by bringing in additional equipment to better secure positions, according to senior administration officials familiar with the discussions. But the debate also has encompassed the question of bringing the U.S. peacekeepers...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-19/us-weighs-more-security-withdrawal-si
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Sen. hopes not just climate change on Obama agenda

...Murkowski said she hopes Obama will have an open mind in hearing the concerns of Alaskans and that he and administration officials who accompany him will take time to learn about other issues of importance to the state and innovations taking...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-17/sen-hopes-not-just-climate-change-obama
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Tax problems could jeopardize health law aid for 1.8M

...could jeopardize their subsidies next year. Administration officials say those taxpayers will have to act quickly...now be at risk of losing their assistance.Administration officials say they're working hard to prevent that...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-05/tax-problems-could-jeopardize-health-
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US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in Syria

...in the global war against IS.A senior Obama administration official said Monday that U.S. discussions with Turkey...in the fight against IS militants.The Obama administration official said the U.S.-led coalition was looking...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-28/us-turkey-plan-safe-zone-free-syria
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Overcoming hostilities, US and Cuba to open embassies

...details of those terms remained vague, Obama administration officials said they were satisfied with the level of access...diplomatic infrastructure already in place, administration officials said any efforts by Congress to block funding...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-02/overcoming-hostilities-us-and-cuba-op
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