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Medicaid gets green light to move forward

Medicaid expansion will go forward on Sept. 1.It's been five years...and preparations for a lawsuit moved forward rapidly to beat the scheduled Sept...it will save Alaskan lives. I look forward to working with members of the legislature...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-28/medicaid-gets-green-light-move-forward
Local
EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling

WASHINGTON - The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2015-08-28/epa-clean-water-rule-effect-despite-
Regional News
My Turn: Rural energy solutions an opportunity for US Arctic leadership

...applaud this emphasis on energy for remote communities and look forward to actions and projects that will emerge from the Conference...challenging and complex energy needs of rural communities. We look forward to continuing to work with Alaskans and other stakeholders...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-27/my-turn-rural-energy-solutions-opport
Opinion
Marijuana Committee seeks more municipal control, again

...recommendations of its own - again seeking more control for municipalities.The committee voted at its meeting Thursday to forward a list of comments to the full Assembly, which will decide Monday whether to pass the comments to the state board.As with...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-28/marijuana-committee-seeks-more-municipa
Local
BC, Alaska to draft MOU for mine processes

...relationship, so we have some direction going forward in how we're going to do business...between the two countries were spurred forward following a tailings dam breach at the...be hugely important and helpful going forward."It was the first time in more than...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/bc-alaska-draft-mou-mine-processes
State | Local
After Bennett visit, groups are cautiously optimistic of progress

...cannot continue, and I think everyone's in agreement on that, but the devil's going to be in the details of how we move forward," said Chris Zimmer of Rivers Without Borders, one of the environmental groups that has raised awareness of the transboundary...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/after-bennett-visit-groups-are-cautious
State | Local
Crimson Bears harriers bigger than ever

...Roth, who can run with the upper classmen."I'm looking forward to having fun," Ellefson-Carnes said. "And getting better...been racing in the team's top seven."I'm really looking forward to getting better as a runner," Miller said. "Running is...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-28/crimson-bears-harriers-bigger-ever
Sports
Falcons harriers ready for trails

...five from last year, has put in a fantastic preseason. "He is healthy and ready to go," May said. "We are all looking forward to watching him break his PR's and see where he ends up in the southeast region overall this year."Also returning for...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-08-28/falcons-harriers-ready-trails
Sports
Empire Editorial: Bennett's visit reason for cautious optimism

...We doubt Bennett expects that either. But Alaskans asked for a serious conversation and got one. Now, it's time to move forward and have conversations in good faith. Southeast Alaskans may not get what they want in the end, and for some the issue is...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-28/bennetts-visit-reason-cautious-optimi
Opinion
CBJ Finance gives Housing First another advance

...be available once the project is fully funded. Lovishchuk said she is asking for the advance to continue moving the project forward while awaiting the remaining grants."There is a certain momentum to this project, we've been able to push it through...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-27/cbj-finance-gives-housing-first-another
Local

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