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Alaska can't keep up with Medicaid caseload

How is it that the state of Alaska is in the process of cutting education funding but can afford to pay more than 100,000 hours for Medicaid expansion? How is that combat veterans...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-05/alaska-cant-keep-medicaid-caseload
Letters
Forest Service chief expects busy firefighting season

...suppressions accounts have been depleted. But Tidwell called that process self-defeating because it requires the agencies to delay...prevent wildfires, including a speedier environmental review process for those projects.Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-05/forest-service-chief-expects-busy-firef
State
Juneau school receives another threatening call

...It's one of those things where every situation has to be taken seriously," Bartlett said. "We're going through the process and making sure all the students are safe."Glacier Valley Elementary School students in the Mendenhall Valley were placed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-05/juneau-school-receives-another-threaten
Local
Eminent domain no longer imminent for Gastineau Apartments

...through eminent domain failed, the assembly passed a motion without objection to continue with declaratory judgment.This process will involve setting deadlines for the Barretts to meet. If demolition is not completed on deadline, the city can move forward...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-05/eminent-domain-no-longer-imminent-gasti
Local
My Turn: Controversial ideas needed during tough times

...this is what we have to work with. Normally, the budgeting process passes largely unnoticed by most of us and many legislative...swimming pools. Another idea is streamlining our permitting processes so commercial and residential development in our community...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-01/my-turn-controversial-ideas-needed-du
Opinion
Facelift coming downtown

...conceptual phase isn't typically part of a street reconstruction process. The norm is projects get slated, funded and completed year...codes, standards and guidelines during the planning and design processes.Input on the Franklin and Front Street reconstruction project...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-01/facelift-coming-downtown
Local
End of winter heralds arrive of mosquitoes

...winter hibernating under the snow in loose tree bark or beneath leaves. Snow mosquitoes are able to overwinter because of a process called supercooling, in which their bodies produce a kind of natural antifreeze that keeps their cells from rupturing when...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-04/end-winter-heralds-arrive-mosquitoes
State
Group continues effort to get setnet ban on 2016 ballot

...proponents of the ban have said they are concerned that they incidentally catch too many other fish, including king salmon, in the process.The alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group, in 2013 proposed a ballot initiative asking voters whether to ban commercial...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-04/group-continues-effort-get-setnet-ban-2
State
Active forest management is health for our forests

...of sustainability and maintenance of environmental quality. These principles are embodied in the forest management planning process as well as in the regulations that govern timber harvest and management of the regenerated forest.Our society has a desire...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-04/active-forest-management-health-our-f
Letters
Medi-jammed

...workload, Kreher said he thinks the division, which also processes applications for the state's food stamp and Denali KidCare...had not gone live, we were still dealing with this manual process. In the subsequent three months, another backlog started...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/medi-jammed
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