Medicaid figures up, stir worry about budgets

...under the Affordable Care Act have seen enrollments surge way beyond projections, raising concerns that the added costs will strain their budgets when federal aid is scaled back starting in two years.Some lawmakers warn the price of expanding the health...
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Social Security disability fund to run dry next year health of Social Security and Medicare shows that the federal government's largest benefit programs are feeling the strain of aging baby boomers as they both approach milestone anniversaries.Medicare turns 50 at the end of the month and Social Security...
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Alaska Editorial: Working toward marijuana consensus

...or packaging deemed to be appealing or confusing to young people would be wise. Clear indications of how much of a marijuana strain or edible constitutes a dose are essential to preventing accidental overindulgence.To be sure, there are potential benefits...
Wildfires could spread in western Canada

...rose to 86 degrees Fahrenheit by Thursday afternoon.Fires also continue to burn in British Columbia and Alberta, putting a strain on Canada's emergency resources. The provinces have asked for help from across the country, as well as the United States...
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Iwakuma goes 8 innings, Mariners beat Angels 5-0

...there and pitch because the toughest stuff has happened."Iwakuma was making his second start since returning from a right lat strain. He was on the disabled list from April 21 to July 6, and in his first start back against the Detroit Tigers he allowed five...
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Empire Editorial: Sometimes, more is better in the area will only translate to more footsteps on our trails, more opportunities for wildlife to be disturbed and more strain on existing facilities. Yet, we see more good than bad in the change. We're glad to see the Forest Service reacting to...
Feeding Juneau's Future school in the summer, many kids are home alone or their families may not be able to handle the extra financial strain of providing additional meals during the day.For the past few years, responding to community need, there have been free...
No. 1 Djokovic, No. 2 Federer in final today

...make Federer the oldest champion at any major since Andres Gimeno won the 1972 French Open at 34."He doesn't put loads of strain on his body," 2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray said. "That's why he's been able to compete into his mid-30s at...
Facing cuts, UA mulls program eliminations

...takes on its program reviews a little differently. The programs UAS picked this year weren't entirely related to the budget strain, Ciri said. It is also adding three new academic programs and trying to implement an undergraduate fisheries degree."If...
Yemen's humanitarian truce barely holds as violence resumes

SANAA, Yemen - Yemen's humanitarian cease-fire came under significant strain in its first 24 hours Wednesday, disrupted by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike, fighting between rival sides in a strategic...
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