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My Turn: Too much risk with house minority positions as Medicaid expansion questions loom

...initial projections.That's not a good sign.Will Alaska enrollment figures exceed...year 2014, 148,000 were projected to sign up. The final figure was 311,000.In...newly eligible enrollees were projected to sign up. Instead, 535,000 people enrolled...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-25/my-turn-too-much-risk-house-minority-
Opinion
Does minority want shutdown?

...refusing to tap the CBR. Why the stubbornness? Because they want to give state employee union members lucrative wage increases and sign Alaska up for Obamacare's unaffordable Medicaid expansion. Their actions are irresponsible and short-sighted.Minority...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-26/does-minority-want-shutdown
Letters
Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances

...Freedom Act, it's not an entirely comfortable place to be. Lee sent out a mass email to supporters on Thursday asking them to sign a petition opposing the NSA, claiming that "liberals" were seeking to continue government spying - even though it's his...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-24
State
Around town Thursday, May 21

...9 p.m., McGivney's Sports Bar and Grill, 9107 Mendenhall Mall.Open mic night at the Alaskan, hosted by C. Scott Fry, 9 p.m.-close, Alaskan Hotel & Bar. Sign up for a slot beginning at 8:30 p.m. Details: 586-1000.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-21/around-town-thursday-may-21
Local
Wasting found in Kachemak Bay sea stars

...Damage ranged from lesions to near complete decay, with only one arm remaining. Konar said the lesions are usually the first sign of the disease. Most of the sea stars were in the genus Evasterias, a very common type in this area, but one was a Pisaster...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-05-15/wasting-found-kachemak-bay-sea-stars
Outdoors
Firefighters put out Funny River hot spot

...where it adjoins or is adjacent to communities at risk, Funny River, Soldotna and Kasilof," Kent said.Kent said one obvious sign of a hotspot is smoke, but white or grey ash is also an indicator."Usually after rain comes, it turns that grey ash to black...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-20/firefighters-put-out-funny-river-hot-sp
State
Forestry firefighters put out Funny River hot spot holdover

...where it adjoins or is adjacent to communities at risk, Funny River, Soldotna and Kasilof," Kent said.Kent said one obvious sign of a hotspot is smoke, but white or grey ash is also an indicator."Usually after rain comes, it turns that grey ash to black...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-19/forestry-firefighters-put-out-funny-riv
State
New England Patriots won't appeal team's fine, draft penalties

...helmet.Bender began sitting outside the hotel around 10 a.m. with hopes of having a word with Kraft, or at least get him to sign the helmet."I don't really think they cheated," he said. "If they did, just say sorry and that you know it was wrong...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-20/new-england-patriots-wont-appeal-teams
Sports
Despite protests, Arctic drill prep continues

...Not Pass."Lisa Marcus, 58, a musician who participated in Saturday's protest, turned up with her "Love the planet" sign for another day of activism Monday."We've got to wake up" to the dangers of human-caused climate change, she said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-20/despite-protests-arctic-drill-prep-cont
State
Tongass plan makes its debut

...sides indicating that not everyone might be as pleased with the committee's compromises - but Troll thinks maybe that is a sign they've done things right. "We got pushback from all sectors," Troll said. "I guess we're obviously finding some sort...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-19/tongass-plan-makes-its-debut
Local

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