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White House: Alaska's Medicaid expansion 'right decision'

...expanded Medicaid now include all adults with incomes at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty level.The federal government agreed to pay all costs for the new enrollees through 2016, but it will begin lowering its share in 2017. States...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/white-house-alaskas-medicaid-expansion-
State
Nancy Weaver Seitz

...Weavers spent the next several years in Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia where David had various jobs with the federal government. Their second daughter Mary was born in Arlington, Virginia in 1948. In June of 1955, they moved to Juneau...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175523579
Injunction against federal water rule may expand

...new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways.U.S...unnecessary and infringes on their sovereignty. The federal government said the new rule clarifies ambiguity in the law...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/injunction-against-federal-water-rule-m
State
Kanye for 2020? White House welcomes rapper's political bid

...Chicago rapper has dabbled in talk of politics. West is noted for criticism of President George W. Bush and the federal government's response after Hurricane Katrina. He has also compared the world's fascination with his wife Kim Kardashian...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-08-31/kanye-2020-white-house-welcomes-rapp
Regional News
My Turn: A model for Alaska's road to economic growth: Boutique steps

...coupled; now, with low oil prices, further limit the options available for economic development.Petroleum, the federal government, and the basic sector (mining, fishing, timber and tourism) drive Alaska's economy and 97% of Alaska's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-31/my-turn-model-alaskas-road-economic-g
Opinion
Denali's name restored

...President will announce that the federal government has renamed Mount McKinley...by that name.Outside, the federal government's official name for the highest...Denali to be recognized by the federal government by its true name. I'm gratified...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-30/denalis-name-restored
State
Kerry talks tech as a solution to climate change woes

...about the integrity of Alaska's rivers. We've raised it with local governments, we've raised it with the federal government, and we will continue to, but it's a ... serious challenge. Downstream impacts should not be taken lightly...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-30/kerry-talks-tech-solution-climate-chang
State
Alaskans have opportunity to share arts stories with NEA chairman

...invested over $5 billion of funds appropriated by Congress to partner with state arts agencies, other agencies of the federal government, philanthropic foundations, and other entities to ensure that the range of opportunities for Americans to create...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-30/alaskans-have-opportunity-share-arts-
Opinion
Medicaid moves forward

...disadvantage if the case progressed.Pfiffner said the council attorneys failed two of those benchmarks. Because the federal government will pay 100 percent of the program's costs in the first year and the Alaska Mental Health Trust has agreed to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-28/medicaid-moves-forward
Local
My Turn: Sullivan: President must experience 'real' Alaska through its people

...resources and understanding of the federal government's history of locking up those...economy and the role of the federal government in our lives.And I believe...opportunity is stymied when the federal government locks up our resources. An...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-27/my-turn-sullivan-president-must-exper
Opinion

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