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Alaska lawmakers will scrutinize budget, pot and Medicaid

...health care cost for lower-income people and, like education, is a major budget driver. Walker's health commissioner, Valerie Davidson, sees expanded coverage as an important investment in the health care of Alaskans and a catalyst for reforming the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-18/alaska-lawmakers-will-scrutinize-bud
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Medicaid expansion could be months away

JUNEAU - State health commissioner Valerie Davidson said it could be July before the state is in a position to begin enrolling Alaskans under expanded Medicaid coverage...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-14/medicaid-expansion-could-be-months-a
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Walker names health, acting Fish and Game commissioners

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker on Monday announced Valerie Davidson as the new state health commissioner, calling her knowledgeable and passionate about expanding Medicaid in Alaska. The...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-01/walker-names-davidson-health-commiss
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...Alaska (AP) - Jay Butler is returning to his job as the state's top doctor.Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson says in a release that Butler will be both the state's chief medical officer and director of the Division of Health...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-13-0
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Walker: Alaska will weather fiscal storm

...current problems in the state Medicaid payment system but in the previous week his Commissioner of Health and Social Services Valerie Davidson told reporters that the payment problems as well as issues with enrolling larger numbers of Alaskans in Medicaid were...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-21/walker-alaska-will-weather-fiscal-st
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Owner gives details in Nikiski house fire

Valerie Campbell, 58, was doing homework at her Aleutian Court home in Nikiski when her generator backfired Wednesday night and set the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-27/owner-gives-details-in-nikiski-house
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Friday: Nikiski, Grace clash on volleyball court

...tie the match up at a game apiece."Nikiski's serve-receive is the best we've seen this season," said Grace coach Valerie Steele, whose squad moved to 10-1 in the conference with the win. "Normally we get a ton of points on our serving, but...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-11-01/friday-nikiski-grace-clash-on-voll
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Walker takes office

...Donna Walker.During a whirlwind day that also included receptions, Walker held a brief first news conference, announcing Valerie Davidson as health commissioner, Sam Cotten as acting Fish and Game commissioner and Marty Rutherford as a deputy Natural...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-01/walker-takes-office
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Homer netters win title; Nikiski nabs 3rd

...of credit, she played her heart out. "The Grace coach (Valerie Steele) agreed with me, she deserves a medal for that game...awards MVP - Rachel Thompson, Nikiski Coach of the Year - Valerie Steele, Grace Christian. First team - Rachel Thompson, Nikiski...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-11-08/homer-notches-state-berth
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Report on tribal youth and violence urges action

...administratively burdensome, task force members said."We all have to come together to make this work," said committee member Valerie Davidson, with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.Dorgan said it's difficult to predict how such recommendations...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-11-18/report-on-tribal-youth-and-violen
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