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My Turn: US Supreme Court has final say on Medicaid expansion

On July 30, Sen. John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, published a community perspective discussing the weaknesses of Gov. Bill Walker's unilateral Medicaid expansion. On Aug.
My Turn: Walker doesn't need approval to expand Medicaid

Does state law authorize Gov. Bill Walker to implement Medicaid expansion? Sen. John Coghill's My Turn raises that important question, but the answer to that question is "yes," not "no.
Resources available to voters with disabilities

Election Day is right around the corner, and the "I Vote, I Count" campaign is working to get out the vote among Alaskans with disabilities. The Alaska Division of Elections website offers resources for disabled voters (http://1.usa.
Lobbyists earn $8 million last session for efforts to influence state legislators

ANCHORAGE - More than 200 lobbyists were paid a total of more than $8 million to influence state lawmakers last legislative session, according to new state reports.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Anchorage schools reopened today with some 450 temporary employees and 200 parent volunteers replacing about 1,000 striking teacher aides and office workers.
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The most recent version of the bill makes it optional, rather than a requirement, for school districts to provide special programs for gifted and talented students.
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A local mental health conference is scheduled at the University of Alaska Southeast on Monday as part of a national satellite broadcast from the White House on the subject. The local conference will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 104 of the Egan Library at UAS, at 11120 Glacier Highway.
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JUNEAU - Proficiency tests for public schoolchildren and new federal discipline rules are the two main topics of upcoming meetings for parents of special-education children.
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Special Education, Your Child and the Law, 6-8 p.m., Hope Community Resources, 9109 Mendenhall Mall Rd. Legal subjects regarding special education discussed. RSVP. Sponsored by the Disability Law Center of Alaska. Call 586-1627.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...public library conference room. Legal subjects regarding special education discussed. RSVP. Sponsored by the Disability Law Center of Alaska. Call 586-1627. Breast Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m., DIPAC Hatchery conference room. Newly and formerly...


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