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Alaska's high health care costs drive patients out of state

...Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, Alaska's largest provider of group insurance, began offering a medical travel program to all Alaska clients in hopes of curbing massive medical bills.Cutting costsAlaska's high costs for health care are well-known...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-15/alaskas-high-health-care-costs-drive-pa
State
Alaska Editorial: Slaughter of two dozen animals for ivory a callous, cowardly act

...stewardship, as well as to the population of one of Alaska's signature species that can ill afford such killings.Out of all Alaska's big, charismatic animals, the walrus is rivaled only by the polar bear in its vulnerability to a changing environment...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-09-30/alaska-editorial-slaughter-two-dozen-
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: An important presidential visit

...of prosperity. Ketchikan and Southeast Alaska might be distant from the Arctic, but the actions taken there affect all Alaska communities, and, therefore, affect this region, too.Ketchikan and Southeast will experience the consequences of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-18/alaska-editorial-important-presidenti
Opinion
Call for artwork: All Alaska Biennial

...the entry period for the first "All Alaska Biennial," an exhibit designed...museum's juried exhibitions ("All Alaska Juried Exhibition" and "Earth...Alaska artists in all media. WIth the All Alaska Biennial, artists are encouraged...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-26/call-artwork-all-alaska-biennial
Art
Juneau's future mapped out

...Committee of the Whole meeting earlier this month, Greg Fisk updated COW members on preliminary discussions to move all Alaska-related NOAA jobs and facilities to Alaska.Fisk estimates that $22.5 million in payroll money would enter the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-09/juneaus-future-mapped-out
Local
Pot legal, but finances remain in black market

...money laundering."The biggest snag is federal insurance, which puts banks and credit unions under federal control. All Alaska banks are insured with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which was created by U.S. Congress. Similarly, the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-26/pot-legal-finances-remain-black-market
State
JSD expects two years to implement Erin's Law

...Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, introduced Erin's Law legislation in Alaska, and in just two more years, she'll see all Alaska schools educating students about sexual abuse and maltreatment. "The process to get Erin's passed has been challenging...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-17/jsd-expects-two-years-implement-erins-l
Local
Mammoth scope of shutdown revealed

...in cases in federal court. Department of Military and Veterans AffairsAll veterans affairs staff would be laid off. All Alaska Military Youth Academy staff would be laid off after the current class of cadets graduates in August, and then the program...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-02/mammoth-scope-shutdown-revealed
State | AK legislature
Alaska Science Forum: Seventeen trillion wingbeats over Alaska

...0000055 pounds each, the combined weight of Alaska mosquitoes is about 96 million pounds."This is a weight for all Alaska," Sikes said in his answer to Engelhard. "Thus it seems that there is not a greater weight of mosquitoes in Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-15/alaska-science-forum-seventeen-trill
Outdoors
Wray, Fox earn All-Alaska swim honors

Juneau's Glacier Swim Club placed second overall in the combined team scores during last weekend's Alaska Junior Olympics Championships at Anchorage's Bartlett High School with a total of 2,859 points.

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-04-29/wray-fox-earn-all-alaska-swim-honors
Sports

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