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Medicaid looks to cut back on new disability program users

...I know times are tough," said Dennis Haas, Kenai Chapter president of the Key Coalition, a developmental disability advocacy group. "If they would say to us 'this year we're only going to draw 50, but next year we'll do 100, and the year after...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-04/medicaid-looks-cut-back-new-disability-
State
Budget cuts show in ferry system's winter schedule

...gaps in service for the winter season," Woodrow said.Shelly Wright, executive director of the Southeast Conference, an advocacy and coordination group for the region, called the schedule disastrous. "It's very bad; it's devastating, actually...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/budget-cuts-show-ferry-systems-winter-s
State
New court fees to affect citizens, lawyers and media

...said he does not expect the copying fee change to affect him. Haas often takes on cases through the Alaska Office of Public Advocacy for defendants receiving court appointed attorneys, and thus any copying charges would be one state agency billing another...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-23/new-court-fees-affect-citizens-lawyers-
State | Local
Alaska State Council on the Arts seeks nominations for Governor's art awards

...award ceremony will be held at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center in Juneau on Thursday, Jan. 28. The four awards are: Arts Advocacy, Individual Artist, Business Leadership and the Margaret Nick Cooke Award for Native Arts and Languages.For award category...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-08-09/alaska-state-council-arts-seeks-nom
Neighbors
End of Boy Scouts' ban on gays prompts elation and alarm

...church-sponsored Scout units to continue excluding gay adults.Across the country, scores of gay Eagle Scouts signed forms with the advocacy group Scouts for Equality, expressing interest in rejoining the Boy Scouts as volunteers.Among them was Charles Spain...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/end-boy-scouts-ban-gays-prompts-elati
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A year later, suspect confesses to robbing coffee stand

...pleas on Lofstrom's behalf, appointed the Office of Public Advocacy to represent him and scheduled a trial for November. Lofstrom...Lofstrom, Lofstrom is being represented by the Office of Public Advocacy. OPA handles cases from the public defender's office when...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-04/year-later-suspect-confesses-robbing-co
Local
Arrest made in case of slain Mexican journalist, 4 women

...to the Committee to Protect Journalists, a U.S.-based advocacy group.Though no one has ever said the governor was directly...arrived in Mexico City, he contacted Article 19, a free press advocacy group, for support during his exile. He and the photographer...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-06/arrest-made-case-slain-mexican-journa
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Mexico City mayor vows full probe of journalist slaying

...said Dario Ramirez, director of the Article 19 free press advocacy group. "There are many places in the country where silence...expression of criminals via the media."Article 19, the advocacy group, said Espinosa's death was a milestone in violence...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-04/mexico-city-mayor-vows-full-probe-jou
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2015 AFN keynote speakers hail from Ketchikan

...The AFN Annual Convention is the largest annual gathering in the United States of any Native peoples. Policy guidelines and advocacy statements are set by the dozens of resolutions passed by voting delegates at the Convention. AFN has been very successful...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-05/2015-afn-keynote-speakers-hail-ketchikan
Art
'The conversation we're stuck with'

...It aims to train teachers to notice early warning signs and, if warranted, make referrals.Paul Gionfriddo, CEO of the advocacy group Mental Health America, says school officials and other adults should think carefully about how to respond when young...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-28/conversation-were-stuck
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