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William Sam Horton

William Sam HortonAugust 1, 1923 January 27, 2015William Sam Horton, born August 1, 1923 in Dundas Bay, Alaska, passed away on January 27, 2015 at his home in Douglas. He was 91 years old.William was a proud veteran who served during World...

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Sam Elizabeth Larson

Sam Elizabeth Larson died on January 8, 2015, at Bartlett...Sitka Community Hospital and Sitka Pioneers' Home. Sam was esteemed by the doctors and medical professionals that worked with her.Sam was a loving and vibrant lady, always helping others...

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Medicaid expansion rejected by House Finance

...introduce expansion in a bill at a press conference and a speaking engagement Thursday.Reps. Andy Josephson, D-Anchorage, and Sam Kito, D-Juneau, are sponsors of a prefiled bill that would expand Medicaid. But majority representatives have called for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/medicaid-expansion-rejected-house-finan
State
My Turn: The folly of Chenault's federal land grab

...without any serious discussion between the parties. So the Utah legislature approved $2 million to pursue a lawsuit against Uncle Sam.Wouldn't it seem wise to wait and see how it plays out in court before pushing Alaska in the same direction? Of course...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-27/moniak-column-folly-chenaults-federal
Opinion
Ferry system budget slashed in committee

...will be diminished. Among the system's 11 vessels, AMHS provides 400 weeks of service per year. Subcommittee member Rep. Sam Kito, D-Juneau, said the subcommittee's approved cut equates to a reduction of 72 weeks of service in FY2016.The system's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/ferry-system-budget-slashed-committee
State | AK legislature
School choice talk turns into ideological debate

...subject last session, without really talking about them.Rep. Sam Kito, D-Juneau, said the resolution doesn't raise Alaska's...think it's important to recognize their choices," said Rep. Sam Kito, D-Juneau. "I think what we need to do really is make...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-24/school-choice-talk-turns-ideological-de
State | AK legislature
Hawaii lawmakers seek exemption from maritime shipping law

...industry but that some blame for steep shipping costs in markets outside the mainland.Hawaii state Sen. Samuel Slom and Rep. Sam Kong have introduced resolutions asking Congress for the exemption, the Garden Island reported.A section of the Jones Act...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/hawaii-lawmakers-seek-exemption-maritim
State
Minority lawmakers push back on education budget proposal

...have to be considered by the Senate.Subcommittee chair Lynn Gattis said Alaska's budget situation requires tough decisions.Still, Reps. Sam Kito III and Dan Ortiz (or-TEHZ') questioned the rationale behind some of the proposed cuts.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/minority-lawmakers-push-back-education-
State
Minority lawmakers push back on education budget proposal

...Alaska relies heavily on oil revenue to fund state government. The state is expected to use savings to help get by.Reps. Sam Kito III of Juneau and Dan Ortiz of Ketchikan questioned the rationale behind some of the proposed cuts. Ortiz, a former teacher...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/minority-lawmakers-push-back-education-
State | AK legislature
Representative rushed to ER after floor speech

...R-Anchorage, said. "One of our colleagues is not with us."He asked the legislators to stand for a moment of reflection.Rep. Sam Kito, D-Juneau, also offered his best wishes."I want to offer my sincere thoughts and concerns to our colleague from Barrow...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/representative-rushed-er-after-floor-sp
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