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Anchorage hospital for service members named for Chris Kyle

...System, a subsidiary of Universal Health Service, which is based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.According to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs statistics from 2014, almost 73.400 veterans live in Alaska.Director of Alaska's Office...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-29/anchorage-hospital-service-members-name
State
Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...en banc court, which means all 9th Circuit judges heard the case, found the 2003 exemption invalid because the U.S. Department of Agriculture "failed to provide a reasoned explanation for contradicting the findings of the 2001 Record of Decision...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-29/tongass-exemption-roadless-rule-overtur
State
My Turn: Celebrating 50 years of Medicare and Medicaid

...1965 has given us the foundation for a healthy future for all Americans.? Susan Johnson is regional director for U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region 10, and John T. Hammarlund is regional administrator for the Centers for...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-29/my-turn-celebrating-50-years-medicare
Opinion
Program expands Southeast scope

...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 $300,000 was awarded to the state for...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-29/program-expands-southeast-scope
Local
Feds award almost $7 million to tribes for housing

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded almost $7 million in grants to Alaska Native organizations pursuing housing projects...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-29/feds-award-almost-7-million-tribes-hous
State
Feds end decade-long prosecution of Barry Bonds without conviction

SAN FRANCISCO - After a nearly decade-long prosecution, the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday formally dropped what was left of its criminal case against Major League Baseball career home run leader...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-22/feds-end-decade-long-prosecution-barry
Sports
Local veteran dies while disputing VA diagnosis

A Juneau veteran who spent the last 15 years of his life fighting the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs over what he claimed was a life-altering misdiagnosis died last week in a Seattle hospital.George Messerschmidt...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-23/local-veteran-dies-while-disputing-va-d
Local
US serves 105 warrants in Puerto Rico drug ring crackdown

...Puerto Rico face murder, drug and weapon charges in one of the largest racketeering cases in the history of the U.S. Department of Justice, authorities said Wednesday.The suspects are suspected of running a drug-trafficking organization...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-23/us-serves-105-warrants-puerto-rico-dr
Not For Web
Kenai groups prepare for potential workplace violence

...Central Peninsula Hospital and Kenai Peninsula Borough School District attended the first local training for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Run, Hide, Fight workplace violence preparedness program July 9, held at the Challenger...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-20/kenai-groups-prepare-potential-workplac
State
Obama traveling to Alaska next month

...address at Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience, or GLACIER, a U.S. Department of State conference surrounding Arctic policy. "GLACIER will convene foreign ministers from Arctic nations and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/obama-traveling-alaska-next-month
State

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