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Fears, hopes loom as wages set to jump

...26, 2014. That rate will increase again on January 1, 2016 to $9.75. Each subsequent year will stay $1 more than the federal minimum wage, or change based on inflation measured by the Anchorage Consumer Price Index, whichever is higher. The last...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-18-2
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Gas pipeline coordinator office in Alaska to close

JUNEAU - The office of the federal coordinator for Alaska gas pipeline...bill that Congress recently passed.Federal coordinator Larry Persily said he plans...office helped to keep the public and federal agencies informed on what was happening...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-17/gas-pipeline-coordinator-office-in-a
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Cannabis coalition hears from community

...wanted to know how marijuana could be transported to remote Alaska villages on a boat when the U.S. Coast Guard follows federal law. Shafer said he viewed marijuana as a gateway drug to harder illegal substances, something he has seen his stepdaughter...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-17/cannabis-coalition-hears-from-commun
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Walker faced with widening deficit scenario

...state funds. About $1.06 billion in federal pass-through funding, mostly for transportation...catch-all category, was up 22 percent.Federal funds administered through the Parnell...budget includes state matching funds for federal programs supporting highways, airports...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-14/walker-faced-with-widening-deficit-s
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Medicaid expansion could be months away

...approval to receive and spend accompanying federal dollars, she said. For states that have opted for expansion, the federal government is expected to cover the...coverage for those up to 138 percent of the federal poverty line provided the federal match...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-14/medicaid-expansion-could-be-months-a
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Group seeks community views on marijuana

...favored legalization. While marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, several recent decisions have shifted the political...from growing marijuana on tribal lands and would not enforce federal pot laws on tribes. Derleth said allowing marijuana on tribal...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-14/cannabis-coalition-to-host-town-hall
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Walker submits pared down capital budget

...funds, compared with about $220 million in such funds proposed by Parnell. The Walker submission includes projects with federal or other matching funds - such as transportation or water projects - plus planning funds for a replacement school in Kivalina...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-15/walker-submits-pared-down-capital-bu
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...Von Imhof said she hopes that by setting up a loan fund, the district could be in a position to receive additional state and federal dollars for charter schools, if that money is available.Givey Kochanowski, chair of Rilke Schule's Academic Policy Committee...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2014-12-14
Can House GOP stay on immigration script?

...declaring President Barack Obama's new policy on deportations "null and void," House Republicans are ready to fund the federal government before a Thursday deadline without additional immigration-related controversy, adjourn for the year and await...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-12-08/can-house-gop-stay-on-immigration
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Judge clarifies order in Pebble Mine case

...lawsuit is pending, must stop all work related to a process that could restrict or prohibit development of the Pebble Mine, a federal judge says.The action comes after U.S. District Judge H. Russel Holland last month restrained the EPA from taking any...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-08/judge-clarifies-order-in-pebble-mine
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