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High court won't block expansion

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Supreme Court has refused to temporarily block the state of Alaska from expanding Medicaid. It's a victory for Gov. Bill Walker, who announced this summer he was expanding Medicaid without the approval of the Legislature.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/high-court-wont-block-expansion
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White House: Alaska's Medicaid expansion 'right decision'

...refused to put a temporary halt to expansion, and lawmakers asked the Alaska Supreme Court to intervene. The state's high court on Monday refused to step in, allowing the state to begin signing up residents for the program as of Tuesday.The other...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/white-house-alaskas-medicaid-expansion-
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Murkowski: Take roadless rule to Supreme Court

...Circuit as gospel.""The 9th Circuit gets overturned a lot on these types of issues, and I think we need to have the highest court in the land make the decision that affects the Tongass for the foreseeable future," Stedman said.In a 6-5 vote...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-16/murkowski-take-roadless-rule-supreme-co
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Despite order, office refuses to issue gay marriage license

...are going to be confronted with this issue and we think that this is a serious matter that needs to be decided by a higher court, even the Supreme Court," said Liberty Counsel founder Mathew Staver.Clerks and judges in pockets across the South...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-14/despite-order-office-refuses-issue-ga
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'They destroyed me. They just killed me'

...all those accountable to justice. Protesters angered by the abuse also demonstrated in Islamabad, while the Lahore High Court ruled against starting a separate judicial inquiry into the case, saying police already were investigating.For now...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-11/they-destroyed-me-they-just-killed-me
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Panel sides with new group in tribal dispute

...it may come to that, according to Patrick."It's not even close to over yet," he said. "We are going to the highest court, even to the top of the White House."The community of about 380 is one of Alaska's most eroded coastal villages...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-10/panel-sides-new-group-tribal-dispute
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Local mining initiative not viable

JUNEAU - Alaska's highest court ruled Friday that an initiative seeking to restrict large-scale...handled the case for the sponsors.Pebble is pleased with the high court's ruling, company spokesman Mike Heatwole said by email Friday...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-20/local-mining-initiative-not-viable
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Poll: Sharp divisions after high court backs gay marriage

NEW YORK (AP) - The Supreme Court's ruling last month legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide has left Americans sharply divided, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that suggests support for gay unions may be down slightly from earlier this year.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-19/poll-sharp-divisions-after-high-court
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Alaska high court: Local mining initiative unenforceable

JUNEAU - Alaska's highest court has ruled that an initiative seeking to restrict large-scale...handled the case for the sponsors.Pebble is pleased with the high court's ruling, company spokesman Mike Heatwole said by email Friday...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/alaska-high-court-local-mining-initiati
State
Obama: 'Feeling good' on health care

...he wants to refocus the debate on improving health care quality, expanding access and eliminating waste now that the high court has upheld a key element of the Affordable Care Act."I'm feeling pretty good about how health care is going...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-02/obama-feeling-good-health-care
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