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Teen kayaking trip applications due soon

...SAGA, ANDVSA (The Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault), the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Sitka Youth Leadership Committee, Sitkans Against Family Violence, Sitka's Prevention Coalition, Juneau LeadOn...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-17/teen-kayaking-trip-applications-due-soo
Local
Opinion: Measuring 'the road's' value without subsidies

...to recognize that Alaskans can't choose to put money slated for this project toward other needs like schools or social services. That's because the vast majority is expected to come from the Federal Highway Trust Fund, including $30 million...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-16/opinion-measuring-roads-value-without
Opinion
House begins to debate abortion funding bill

...The House scheduled to go back into session late Thursday afternoon.The bill calls on the Department of Health and Social Services to fund no abortion services under Medicaid unless the abortion is medically necessary or the pregnancy was the result...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-11/house-begins-debate-abortion-funding-bi
State | AK legislature
Soldotna tobacco shop goes viral in smoking ban debate

...was scheduled for a hearing in the State Affair Committee on Thursday, while HB360 is currently in the Health and Social Services Committee. The legislative session is set to end on April 20 and either bill would need to pass both the House and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-07/soldotna-tobacco-shop-goes-viral-smokin
State | AK legislature
Courts Roundup: heroin, hydrocodone, food stamp fraud

...concealed the fact that her husband was working and earning an income. A case worker with the Department of Health and Social Services worker noticed the discrepancies during a routine paperwork check. ? Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at emily...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-05/courts-roundup-heroin-hydrocodone-stamp
Local
Spreading safe surrender awareness

...no questions asked.Officials said the law has never been used.According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, infant abandonment is rare.The woman charged had no idea a safe surrender law existed, said her attorney...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-05/spreading-safe-surrender-awareness
State | AK legislature
Initiative hearings, securities things to watch

...transition period," she said. "Without this support, these individuals are more likely to return to criminal activity and drug use."The bill is scheduled for a hearing Thursday before the House Health and Social Services Committee.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-24/initiative-hearings-securities-things-w
State | AK legislature
On the topic of women's rights and abortion

...deal with that - there is no evidence, other than conjecture, that doctors are lying. The Department of Health and Social Services has not made this claim. Anti-choice activists are saying it, but does that make it true? Just as insulting...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-05/topic-womens-rights-and-abortion
Opinion
My Turn: Setting the facts straight on SB49

...medical-necessary definition is already in state law through regulations adopted by the Department of Health and Social Services.In the Fiscal Year 2015 budget, we have included $33.4 million for public health nursing facilities that provide...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-06/my-turn-setting-facts-straight-sb49
Opinion | AK legislature
The 1st Alaska One-Minute Play Festival to be held in Anchorage

...offering education and training programs for youth and adults and outreach collaborations with statewide artistic and social service groups.For more information visit perseverancetheatre.org.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-03-27/1st-alaska-one-minute-play-festival-be-he
Art

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