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Southeast Alaska bat tests positive for rabies

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - State officials have confirmed rabies in a bat in southeast Alaska. The state health department said biologists on Prince of Wales Island last...

...that Bangkok had stepped up its efforts to combat the trade and hundreds of people had been prosecuted, including state officials.The U.S. downgrade does "not match the reality or facts regarding the Thai government's" efforts, Sihasak...
States concerned about proposed Coast Guard rules

...and preparing for oil spills.State officials in California, Washington the federal agency, some state officials say the rules are too broad and...spills be reported immediately to state officials."The Coast Guard's view...
New gas platform for Cook Inlet now en route from Texas

...drilled three other wells in 2012 and 2013 using the jack-up rig to confirm the discovery and test other prospects.State officials said the company is obligated under its lease work commitments to drill two more exploration wells in the area.Furie's...

...address the legal status of the more than 550 gay marriages conducted in the last week, and subsequent statements by state officials have not removed the uncertainty.U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb on June 6 ordered county clerks to stop enforcing...
Safety for autistic kids shouldn't depend on GPS

...Waterboro 15-year-old's body was recovered May 17, nine days after he told his family he was going for a walk; state officials concluded that he drowned in a nearby lake after hitting his head. But GPS units aren't waterproof, and they're...
Tribal leaders welcome Holder's voting access plan

...River Indian Community in Sacaton, Arizona. She said the community organizes its own elections and consults with state officials on state and federal elections.Schurz encourages voter registration and said the Justice Department proposal would...

...last month requiring railroads by Friday to notify state officials about the volume, frequency and county-by-county...may be subject to disclosure. That proposal said a state official would notify the railroads if the public sought the...
AP News Extra: States face new cost concerns with Medicaid surge

...version of Medicaid, due in part to surging numbers. State officials say about 300,000 more already-eligible Californians...165,000 out of a total of nearly 483,000. But state officials say they are treating that as a preliminary number...
Doctor who testified in Alaska accused of lying Alaska about the use of toxic chemicals in flame retardant clothing and furniture has been accused by Washington state officials of failing to acknowledge ties to the chemical industry. The Anchorage Daily News reports Dr. David Heimbach testified...


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