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Consultant hired to help with Medicaid reforms

...Additional consulting help, related to home- and community-based services, also is being sought by the department. Department officials say they will be building on reform efforts already under way, including work to control overutilization of emergency...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/becky-bohrer/2015-07-21
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Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid

...toward expansion.Critics also raised issues with Alaska's troubled system for paying Medicaid providers. Health department officials, however, have said the system has vastly improved, with most new claims being paid correctly.Lawmakers recently...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-16/walker-announces-intent-to-expand-me
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There should be no sanctuary from the law

...serious attempt to count the number of federal criminal laws appears to have been made in 1982 by a retired Justice Department official named Ronald Gainer. He failed, but the estimate then was "...50 titles and 23,000 pages of federal law...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-13/there-should-be-no-sanctuary-from
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State, federal officials euthanize relocated black bears

...places."However, after a public outcry, Gov. Bill Walker asked if there was an alternative to euthanasia and department officials decided to move the animals.They did not disclose the new location, but the secret did not last long. The bears...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-23/state-federal-officials-euthanize-re
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After complaints, Soldotna postpones mobile food regulation changes

...Highway, moved into town and began selling food without getting permits. Queen said when that happens, planning department officials will typically approach the vendor and bring information about city code with them. "I am currently working with...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-14
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...as the most critical loads.If an inspection deems the road safe, it will be opened to 30 southbound trucks.Department officials say they continue to alternate north- and southbound travel in groups between inspections as long as road conditions...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2015-04-12-3
The Clinton foreign fundraising machine

...restauranteur with a bag of $460,000 in checks and money orders intended for the Clinton legal expense trust; Commerce Department official John Huang and his $1.6 million in illegal fundraising; and all manner of other disreputable characters. You...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-11/the-clinton-foreign-fundraising-m
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Commissioner says districts responsive to school rankings

...school rating system, now in its third year, is an improvement compared to the former system.State education department officials briefed the House and Senate education committees this week on the Alaska School Performance Index. That's the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-14/commissioner-says-districts-responsi
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Riots in Baltimore over man's death in police custody

...first day on the job, said she would send Justice Department officials to the city in coming days. A weeklong, daily...Attorney General Lynch said she would send Justice Department officials to the city in coming days, including Vanita Gupta...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-27/riots-in-baltimore-over-mans-death-i
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Walker hints at special session over Medicaid

...implement the system, saying there were pricing errors and that providers were being paid when they shouldn't.A department official, Sana Efird, told the House Finance Committee this week that there have been "great improvements" to the system...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-16/walker-hints-at-special-session-over
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