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Police & Fire for Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

...calls and a medical alarm activation on Pinewood Avenue that ended up being accidentally set off.Fishing violations? On Tuesday, Aug. 25, Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted 23-year-old Anthony Hotka of Juneau after receiving a report that Hotka...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-01/police-fire-tuesday-sept-1-2015
Local
White House: Alaska's Medicaid expansion 'right decision'

ANCHORAGE - The White House on Tuesday praised the decision by Alaska Gov. Bill...it the "right decision."Alaska on Tuesday became the 29th state to expand Medicaid...President Barack Obama.Messages left Tuesday with the state House and Senate Republican...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/white-house-alaskas-medicaid-expansion-
State
Obama heading up melting glacier in dramatic push on climate

ANCHORAGE - President Barack Obama turned Tuesday to a dramatic symptom of climate change - a melting Alaska...icebreakers, compared to Russia's 40. The White House said Tuesday it would ask Congress to speed up construction of new icebreakers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/obama-heading-melting-glacier-dramatic-
State
Welcome to the Exit Glacier, Mr. President

SEWARD - President Barack Obama stared down a melting glacier in Alaska on Tuesday in a dramatic use of his presidential pulpit to sound the alarm on climate change.From a distance, Exit Glacier appears as a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/welcome-exit-glacier-mr-president
State
Man who got life for marijuana charge goes free in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A man sentenced to life in prison without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for two decades - a period in which the nation's attitudes toward pot have...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-01/man-who-got-life-marijuana-c
Nation and World
Around town for Tuesday, Sept. 1

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428. Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-01/around-town
Local
Obama buys out cinnamon rolls at Anchorage cafe

...side and take the whole bunch.Obama paid a surprise visit Tuesday to Snow City Cafe, a hopping brunch spot in downtown Anchorage...corners of Alaska this week. He flies by helicopter to Seward on Tuesday to hike the Exit Glacier before visiting the Alaska Arctic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/obama-buys-out-cinnamon-rolls-anchorage
State
Big push for STEM

...charter school.Members of the Juneau School Board and proponents of a new charter school came together during a special meeting Tuesday night. For the second time this year before the board, they proposed creating the first elementary school in Alaska focused...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-01/big-push-stem
Local
FVF Chenega sailing for Sept. 2 cancelled due to heavy seas

...forecasted for the Chatham Strait and the South Lynn Canal, according to a press release from the Alaska Marine Highway System Tuesday.The vessel was scheduled to sail from Juneau to Sitka to Juneau.The Chenega is one of the state's two fast ferries...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-01/fvf-chenega-sailing-sept-2-cancelled
Local
High court won't block expansion

...motion for a preliminary injunction.A spokeswoman for the attorney general's office said expansion will go on as planned Tuesday. The state expected about 20,000 additional low-income Alaskans to become eligible for health care under Medicaid expansion...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/high-court-wont-block-expansion
State

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