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Medi-jammed

...on states' ability to keep up with application backlogs once they expand Medicaid.Of the 29 states (plus Washington, D.C.) that have expanded Medicaid, most "have no backlog," according to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/medi-jammed
State | AK legislature
Craig library wins national award for community contribution

...winners of this year's National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The award will be presented May 18 at a Washington D.C. event.Institute officials say the award recognizes institutions with "extraordinary and innovative approaches to public...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/craig-library-wins-national-award-commu
State
Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea

...a serious threat.Whit Fosburgh is president and CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership in Washington, D.C., which works to preserve public land access for hunters and anglers. Although he said there was general consensus that...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/conservation-groups-push-back-federal
Not For Web
JAHC to host Mexican Brass Quintet Sunday

...South America, the US, Canada, Africa, Algeria and China, and, most recently, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in March 2015.Tickets are on sale now at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, Hearthside Books, and at www.jahc.org...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-08/jahc-host-mexican-brass-quintet-sunday
Art
Juneau winner for Alaska Geography Bee

...Middle School.Ng is the third student from Juneau to win the Alaska Geography Bee. He will be heading to Washington, D.C., for the National Geography Bee. The event will be televised on the National Geographic Channel on May 15 at 8 p.m...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-04-05/juneau-winner-alaska-geography-bee
Neighbors
Delays at Alaska VA clinics are shorter than US average

...ensure that veterans receive the care they need, when they need it.During a March subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., Murkowski raised questions with VA Interim Undersecretary of Health Carolyn Clancy about the staffing situation, particularly...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/delays-alaska-va-clinics-are-shorter-us
State
Three things to watch

...marks the week when some legislators head to Washington, D.C., for meetings related to energy, economic issues and...Alaska gas line projects is closing up shop.The Washington, D.C. office closed Friday, while the Anchorage office will...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-02/three-things-watch
State | AK legislature
Connecticut ruling clears way for marijuana convictions to be erased

...decriminalized across the United States, this issue needs to be addressed."Colorado, Washington state, Washington, D.C., and Alaska have legalized the recreational use of pot. Oregon's law legalizing it takes effect in July. Connecticut...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-17/connecticut-ruling-clears-way-marijuana
State
Sullivan meets with Canadian ambassador on mine issue

...and safety across the border and fear of an impact on the state's fisheries. Sullivan said Tuesday from Washington, D.C., that he had a "very constructive meeting" with Ambassador Gary Doer about "our concerns about the transboundary issue...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-25/sullivan-meets-canadian-ambassador-mine
Local | AK legislature
It's official: Southeast's got 'spirit'

...businesses subject to changes in federal regulations and compliance."They're dependent on what comes out of Washington, D.C., and it can be extremely frustrating," she said.In fourth and fifth place for weaknesses were cost of living and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-03/its-official-southeasts-got-spirit
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