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Judge hears arguments over ANWR exploration

...Schechter said."Congress did this to provide a way for others to conduct exploration, parties other than the federal government," he told Gleason.As for deadlines and termination of authority, Congress routinely puts deadlines and "sunsets...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/judge-hears-arguments-over-anwr-explora
State
Century old law returns to fund forest communities

...with an ever-tighter federal budget," she said. "This outcome stands in stark contrast to the promise the federal government made - over a century ago - to actively manage our national forests and pay a quarter of the revenues from timber...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/century-old-law-returns-fund-forest-com
State
Gov: Cuts won't be made lightly

...said the state is not on a path to expanding Medicaid but said he would keep an open mind to the possibility. The federal government is expected to cover the cost of expansion through 2016, with the state contributing after that if it opts for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/gov-cuts-wont-be-made-lightly
State | AK legislature
State of Indian Nations speech underlines US-tribe relations

...FLAGSTAFF - Tribes must insist the federal government honor its commitments to them...relationship between tribes and the federal government hasn't always been positive...In exchange for land, the federal government promised things like health...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/state-indian-nations-speech-underlines-
State
Outside Editorial: Federal protection laws for reporters remain essential

...government leaks.The latter decision is particularly significant. It signals the end of a seven-year fight by the federal government to force James Risen of The New York Times to identify a confidential source. Risen had made it clear that he was...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-20/outside-editorial-federal-protection-
Opinion
Prefiled bills in plain English

...state and Alaska municipalities from helping the federal government - with either manpower or money - to collect Alaskans' telephone...Prohibits the state and municipalities from helping the federal government collect Alaskans' telephone records and electronic data...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-18/prefiled-bills-plain-english
Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Protection for wolves indirect, speculative

...provide an economy and jobs for its residents. Alaska must be allowed to develop its resources or become wards of the federal government, as we were before Statehood.? Frank Murkowski is a former governor and U.S. Senator for Alaska.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-16/my-turn-protection-wolves-indirect-sp
Opinion
State looks to expand Medicaid in July

...the Affordable Care Act, the federal government has promised to pay 100 percent...In 2020 and beyond, the federal government will pay for 90 percent of...uninsured and not covered by the federal government's Indian Health Services...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-16/state-looks-expand-medicaid-july
State | Local | AK legislature
Governor clears desks at Alaska DOT

...Management and Budget."Canceling the project without bringing it to a conclusion may result in the state owing the federal government all federal funds expended on the project," states a document attached to the memo from Kemp to Pitney.The FHWA...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-12/governor-clears-desks-alaska-dot
State | Local | AK legislature
Ending Juneau Access could mean penalty

...Arm Crossing could require the state to refund the federal government tens of millions of dollars."Canceling the project...to a conclusion may result in the state owing the federal government all federal funds expended on the project," states...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-12/ending-juneau-access-could-mean-penalty
State | Local

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