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My Turn: Medicaid is overburdened with fraud

...billing occurring over four years - $700 a day in wrongful claims to Medicaid, from just one psychiatrist.The head of the Office of Special Prosecution's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit remarked, "This conviction should result in more integrity with...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-02/my-turn-medicaid-overburdened-fraud
Opinion
Becoming Alaskan: Pack on your trip, not for it

...T-shirt with IDAHO FALLS splashed across the front for $7.99. Because showing off that you were anywhere else but the office is still winning.Packers remorseHow frustrating is it to go to pack, only to realize that everything you need (yes...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-08-02/becoming-alaskan-pack-your-trip-not
Neighbors
Municipal election open offices, voting announcement

...period for the upcoming City and Borough of Juneau Assembly and Juneau School Board elections opens 8 a.m. on Aug. 7.The office seats available are mayor, district 1 assembly member, district 2 assembly member and three school board positions...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-08-02/municipal-election-open-offices-vot
Neighbors
Health care spending to accelerate, US report says

...4 percent from 2008 through 2013.The higher rate of increase is still "relatively modest," says the report from the Office of the Actuary in the Health and Human Services Department. The forecast, through 2024, does not foresee a return...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-29/health-care-spending-accelerate-us-re
Not For Web
Program expands Southeast scope

...email, Maley said the system was established with a grant through the Rural Veterans Health Access Program, funded by the Office of Rural Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.A 2013 press release from the agency said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-29/program-expands-southeast-scope
Local
Mallott ejects elections director

...the elections division prompted her to accept.Richardson praised both Fenumiai's service to Alaska and also what the office is hopeful Bahnke will accomplish."She's got a track record for building collaborative partnerships" and working...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-27/mallott-ejects-elections-director
State | Local
My Turn: Caring for Alaska's children

...angels in our midst." Alaska needs more angels willing to foster. At the barbecue, I talked with representatives from the Office of Children's Services (OCS) and Juneau Youth Services, and was reminded of the need for more licensed relative...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-24/my-turn-caring-alaskas-children
Opinion
US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in Syria

...number of suspects detained in a major anti-terror operation launched on Friday has reached 1,050, according to the office of Turkey's prime minister.However, in the absence of a no-fly zone to neutralize Syrian President Bashar Assad's...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-28/us-turkey-plan-safe-zone-free-syria
Not For Web
State officials returning seal fur vests after controversy

...organization affiliated with the North Slope Borough after learning that the borough bought them from the mayor's daughter.The office of North Slope Mayor Charlotte Brower paid $7,000 for the vests in February, the Alaska Dispatch News reported...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-26/state-officials-returning-seal-fur-vest
State
Juneau mom charged with child endangerment

...Hayward began abusing the now 8-year-old girl), the Office of Children's Services received a report that Hauge...a doctor's appointment, saw a anatomical model in the office and told a medical professional whom she did not know...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-22/juneau-mom-charged
Local

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