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Medicaid enrollment surges, stirs worry about state budgets

...under the Affordable Care Act have seen enrollments surge way beyond projections, raising concerns that the added costs will strain their budgets when federal aid is scaled back starting in two years.Some lawmakers warn the price of expanding the health...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-19/medicaid-enrollment-surges-stirs-wor
News
Farmers, state agencies keep eye on local flocks

...which are the chickens bred to replace the actively laying hens, but are still too young to produce, he said. The main three strains, H5N8, H5N2 and H5N1, are not considered threats to human health, and can be inactivated by cooking poultry to 165 degrees...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-02/local-flocks-risk-flu-from-lower-48
News
Skilak Lake Loop Road reopened

...reported since the management team from Washington took over around June 20. They include a crushed finger, a cut leg, muscle strains and other minor illnesses. "We've had a (few get) sick," Konkright said. "We've had a couple bee stings that took...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-28/firefighting-efforts-wind-down-on-ca
News
Crews focus on containment for area fires

...reported since the management team from Washington took over around June 20. They include a crushed finger, a cut leg, muscle strains and other minor illnesses."We've had a (few get) sick," Konkright said. "We've had a couple bee stings that took...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-29/crews-focus-on-containment-for-area-
News
Indian Spiced Milk Tea

...boil, 8 to 9 minutes. Step 2. Slowly pour the almond milk. Bring the mix to just about a boil, 8 to 10 minutes. Step 3. Strain into a cup and serve hot. Serves 4. Variation: For a quick masala chai, add ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom, 1/8 teaspoon...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/food/2015-07-21/indian-spiced-mil
Food
What others say: Working toward marijuana consensus

...or packaging deemed to be appealing or confusing to young people would be wise. Clear indications of how much of a marijuana strain or edible constitutes a dose are essential to preventing accidental overindulgence.To be sure, there are potential benefits...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-28/what-others-say-working-toward-ma
Opinion
Rich Lowry: Rand Paul's uncertain trumpet

...became a watchword for Obama's weakness, and events - the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the rise of ISIS, the diplomatic strains with Israel - revived a traditional GOP reflex toward toughness.Rand Paul says he has simply evolved, but it is rare for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-12/rich-lowry-rand-pauls-uncertain-t
Opinion
Peninsula growers find opportunity with Rhodiola

...environment in Siberia, the numbers of the plant are dwindling, Illig said. The co-operative is working to ensure the strains of Rhodiola being grown domestically are close to the natural species, she said. "There's a lot of stress on the plant...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-20/rhodiola-on-the-rise
News
Basil Cream

...tart tamper, or end of a rolling pin, push down firmly on leaves with a twisting motion. Once the leaves are bruised, cover with scalded cream. Allow basil to steep while you make the soup. Before using, strain mixture. Makes ½ cup.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/food/2015-07-14/basil-cream
Food
Real relish and tomatoe relish

...saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and let this pickling brine simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and strain the hot brine over the vegetable mixture. Stir, then put the relish into clean jars. Cover and refrigerate until needed...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/food/2015-06-30/real-relish-and-t
Food

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