Rate increases approved for individual health care market

JUNEAU - Alaska's Division of Insurance has approved average rate increases for next year of nearly 40 percent for the two companies providing individual health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.
Judge strikes down law to limit Medicaid funds for abortions

JUNEAU - A state court judge in Alaska ruled Thursday that a law further defining what constitutes a medically necessary abortion for purposes of Medicaid funding is unconstitutional.
Judge rejects call to block Walker from expanding Medicaid

A judge on Friday rejected a request by state lawmakers to temporarily block Gov. Bill Walker from expanding Medicaid in Alaska.
Updated: Reporter, cameraman in Virginia killed on air; police chasing suspect know as soon as we find out what those sounds were from."The suspect is Vester Lee Flanagan II, 41, of Roanoke, said Becky Coyner with dispatch and records at the Augusta County Sheriff's Office.Law enforcement personnel were in hot pursuit...
Regional News
Suit seeks to bar Walker from acting on his own

The state could face irreparable fiscal injury if Gov. Bill Walker's plan to expand Medicaid coverage in Alaska takes effect next week, according to a lawsuit brought by state lawmakers challenging Walker's authority to expand the program on his own.
Resource development expected topic during Obama trip

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday said he plans to stress the importance of the state being able to develop its resources during President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Alaska.
Suit seeks to bar Walker from expanding Medicaid on his own

JUNEAU - The state could face irreparable fiscal injury if Gov.
Governor plans to call for company buyout in natural gasline project

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker said Monday that he plans to recommend to legislators that the state buy out TransCanada Corp.'s position in the major liquefied natural gas project that Alaska is pursuing.
State | AK legislature
Swanson, Cesar run wild for conservation

...17th overall); Letasha McKoy, 29, sixth (19th overall); Becky Bohrer, 37, seventh (21st overall); Jennifer Thorsteinson...F, 24:14:0020. John Wright, 49, M, 24:17:0021. Becky Bohrer, 37, F, 24:20:0022. Jeremy Hsieh, 32, M, 24...
Henry, Glover top the field in 24th annual cancer run

...25:5821. Katerina Kuntz-Tadda, 37, F, 25:5922. Becky Bohrer, 37, F, 26:0223. Lucrecia Mervine, 38, F, 26...32, F, 33:0781. Johanna Crossett, 45, F, 33:0882. Becky Monagle , 47, F, 33:1483. Tristan Berkey, 34, F, 33...


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