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My Turn: This national winner speaks Out Loud

...year, and participated in the national finals in Washington, D.C. She is the first Alaskan to win the statewide completion...Ordaz could very possibly be headed for triumph in Washington, D.C. making 2015 the first year for Last Frontier to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-04/my-turn-national-winner-speaks-out-lo
Opinion
Alaska's Maeva Ordaz wins National Poetry Out Loud Championship

...winning the final round of the recitation contest Wednesday at the Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Ordaz was one of nine state champions who made it to the final round, out of 53 national competitors, after having...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-29/alaskas-maeva-ordaz-compete-national-poet
Art
Juneau students honored at All State Art Competition

...competition's Congressional Award for "Celebrating the Generations" which will eventually hang in the Hart Building in Washington D.C., and Shatarah Keithley of Valdez High School won best of Show for her up-cycled book sculpture entitled, "Sailing...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-04-29/juneau-students-honored-all-state-art-com
Art
Medi-jammed

...data on states' ability to keep up with application backlogs once they expand Medicaid.Of the 29 states (plus Washington, D.C.) that have expanded Medicaid, most "have no backlog," according to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/medi-jammed
State | AK legislature
Craig library wins national award for community contribution

...the winners of this year's National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The award will be presented May 18 at a Washington D.C. event.Institute officials say the award recognizes institutions with "extraordinary and innovative approaches...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/craig-library-wins-national-award-commu
State
Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea

...it as a serious threat.Whit Fosburgh is president and CEO of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership in Washington, D.C., which works to preserve public land access for hunters and anglers. Although he said there was general consensus...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/conservation-groups-push-back-federal
Not For Web
Delays at Alaska VA clinics are shorter than US average

...remains to ensure that veterans receive the care they need, when they need it.During a March subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., Murkowski raised questions with VA Interim Undersecretary of Health Carolyn Clancy about the staffing situation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/delays-alaska-va-clinics-are-shorter-us
State
It's official: Southeast's got 'spirit'

...businesses subject to changes in federal regulations and compliance."They're dependent on what comes out of Washington, D.C., and it can be extremely frustrating," she said.In fourth and fifth place for weaknesses were cost of living...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-03/its-official-southeasts-got-spirit
Local
Alaska Women's Hall of Fame inducts 2 from Juneau

...and her husband received the Bob Marshall Champions of Wilderness Award in 2010 from the U.S. Forest Service in Washington, D.C.Johnstone also served on the Sitka Assembly - the second woman to hold such a position - and worked tirelessly...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-27/alaska-womens-hall-fame-inducts-2-junea
Local
Sullivan meets with Canadian ambassador on mine issue

...permitting and safety across the border and fear of an impact on the state's fisheries. Sullivan said Tuesday from Washington, D.C., that he had a "very constructive meeting" with Ambassador Gary Doer about "our concerns about the transboundary...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-25/sullivan-meets-canadian-ambassador-mine
Local | AK legislature

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