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Community health care provider faces financial challenges

...themselves lost in the battle between state and federal medical care compensation and a medical...reduction that she qualifies for according to federal poverty guidelines and the PCHS dental...about $2 million each year in state and federal support. It's a business model that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-02/community-health-care-provider-faces
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What others say: Compromise is a worthwhile gamble

...Spend from the earnings reserve. Any option will be unpopular, but there must be a decision.Alaskans have denounced the federal government for its inaction, and now this state appears to be on a course through the Potomac River.Compromise isn't an...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-03/what-others-say-compromise-is-a-w
Opinion
Cal Thomas: Until the court do us part?

...rather than set in stone.Only two years ago, in the case of "U.S. v. Windsor," which argued whether the IRS could give federal tax benefits to all legally married homosexuals, regardless of state law, Justice Kennedy warned it was wrong for courts...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-02/cal-thomas-until-the-court-do-us-
Opinion
Ruch Lowry: Baltimore, a Great Society failure

...Van Smith write in City Journal that Baltimore has "emphasized a state-sponsored capitalism that relies almost entirely on federal and state subsidies, rather than market investments." The model makes for high-profile development projects, but trickle-down...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-03/ruch-lowry-baltimore-a-great-soci
Opinion
Voices of Alaska: The Medicaid mousetrap

...up considerably and contribute substantially to the high cost of medical care.Remember when they talk about all the free Federal money that we'll get: There's Free Cheese in a Mouse Trap. Please let the legislature know that we need to reform Medicaid...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-03/voices-of-alaska-the-medicaid-mou
Opinion
Shell, Greenpeace spar over Arctic drilling safety zones

...Shell PLC presented testimony to a federal court judge Tuesday that the company...come within a week.Shell is seeking federal approval to use two drill vessels for exploratory drilling this summer on federal leases in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-28/shell-greenpeace-spar-over-arctic-dr
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Prepping for expansion, DHSS works through Medicaid applications

...804 Juneauites, were enrolled in the federal health care program, according to DHSS...work through expansion," he said.The federal government does not have data on states...have no backlog," according to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-28/prepping-for-expansion-dhss-works-th
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What others say: Standing against sex trafficking

...transporting victims across state lines when federal officials decline to prosecute. It's...executive Bill Allen, who state and federal authorities had investigated for sex trafficking of minor girls. With federal authorities unwilling to act, Sullivan...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-28/what-others-say-standing-against-
Opinion
What others say: When is it time to talk revenue?

...expanded. Yes, Medicaid dollars fit the definition of "revenue" in technical terms, but expanding state government through federal dollars isn't the kind of long-term sustainability Alaska needs if we're to ever ween ourselves from North Slope oil...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-29/what-others-say-when-is-it-time-t
Opinion
Refuge Notebook: Learning to be a game warden

...fisheries and wildlife managers and biologists, and volunteers. Our partners for this awesome event included the Alaska Federal Wildlife Officers, Friends of the Kenai Refuge, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Alaska State Parks, U.S. Forest Service...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-04-30/refuge-notebook-learning-to-be-a
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