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State: About 285 same-sex couples wed in past year

...since a federal judge struck down the state's ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional, according to the state health department.Monday marked the one-year anniversary of the decision striking down a 1998 voter-approved ban on same-sex...
Alaska hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

...speedier and even more beneficial decisions from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services than the state health department had anticipated, including expected policy changes that could mean millions of dollars in savings for the state...
Alaska says 1,000 people signed up for expanded Medicaid

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska health department says it has enrolled more than 1,000 people in health care coverage in the first two weeks of the newly expanded Medicaid program...
No contaminated cucumbers ID'd in Juneau

...cartons, the cucumbers were stacked on open produce shelves across the West.According to the CDC, the San Diego Health Department found salmonella contamination in a lot of vegetables grown by Rancho Don Juanito in Mexico. Andrew and Williamson...
NYC Legionnaires' outbreak up to 10 dead, 100 diagnosed

...precautionary measure and the city is "confident that we have already disinfected the source of this outbreak."The Health Department ordered that within the next 14 days, all buildings with cooling towers that haven't been tested in the last 30...
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State to enforce federal work requirements for food stamps service program coordinator with the state health department.But starting Jan. 1, "able-bodied" adults...000 people receive food stamp benefits in Alaska, health department spokeswoman Sarana Schell said by email.Letters...
State to enforce federal work requirements for food stamps

...state is planning to enforce federal work requirements affecting thousands of food stamp recipients.Alaska's health department says that due to high unemployment rates and the nationwide recession, Alaska had been able to suspend the work...
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid

...moving toward expansion.Critics also raised issues with Alaska's troubled system for paying Medicaid providers. Health department officials, however, have said the system has vastly improved, with most new claims being paid correctly.Lawmakers...
Tobacco use drops as e-cigarettes surge

...their ingredients."There's just such variation," said Alison Kulas, tobacco program manager for the state health department. "Without that oversight, you're not entirely sure what you could be buying from somebody."Although vape...
Service providers struggle amid state grant delay

...pregnant women."We're just shutting down," Stukey said. "We can't admit, we can't do anything."The health department expects all grant award notices to be sent out by the end of the week. Health officials say nonprofit organizations...


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