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Business Standard India
Once a Pariah...A study of a Pariah community in colonial times underlines the persistence of l
Once a Pariah...
Business Standard India / Posted 5 hours ago
A study of a Pariah community in colonial times underlines the persistence of lower caste alienation in modern Indian societyA study of a Pariah community in colonial times underlines the persistence of lower caste alienation in... Read more
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The Standard
Beijing visitor pops in to break ice with democratsFriday, August 28, 2015A deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Off
Beijing visitor pops in to break ice with democrats
The Standard / Posted 5 hours ago
Friday, August 28, 2015A deputy director of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office has met with Democratic Party leaders in a surprise ice-breaking lunch in Admiralty.Feng Wei, with his two assistants, met party chairwoman Emily Lau Wai- hing,... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
Suit seeks to bar Walker from expanding Medicaid on his ownJUNEAU — The state could face irreparable fiscal injury if Gov. Bill Walker’s p
Suit seeks to bar Walker from expanding Medicaid on his own
Peninsula Clarion / Posted 22 hours ago
JUNEAU — The state could face irreparable fiscal injury if Gov. Bill Walker’s plan to expand Medicaid coverage in Alaska takes effect next week, according to a lawsuit brought by state lawmakers challenging Walker’s authority to expand the program on... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Suit seeks to bar Walker from acting on his ownJUNEAU — The state could face irreparable fiscal injury if Gov. Bill Walker’s p
Suit seeks to bar Walker from acting on his own
Juneau Empire / Posted yesterday
JUNEAU — The state could face irreparable fiscal injury if Gov. Bill Walker’s plan to expand Medicaid coverage in Alaska takes effect next week, according to a lawsuit brought by state lawmakers challenging Walker’s authority to expand the program on... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
To seek $1M to aid youths, governor saysGov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday that he will ask lawmakers for $1 million in r
To seek $1M to aid youths, governor says
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday that he will ask lawmakers for $1 million in rainy-day money to hire 40 more staff members for the child-welfare division of the Department of Human Services. The first-year Republican governor made the announcement... Read more
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Alaska Public
Anchorage law firm intervenes on behalf of state in anti-Medicaid lawsuit An Anchorage law firm is helping the state fight the Legislative Council’s la
Anchorage law firm intervenes on behalf of state in anti-Medicaid lawsuit
Alaska Public / Posted 2 days ago
An Anchorage law firm is helping the state fight the Legislative Council’s lawsuit aimed at stopping Medicaid expansion. Ray Brown, an attorney with the Anchorage based law... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Suit seeks to bar Walker from expanding Medicaid on his ownJUNEAU — Attorneys for Alaska’s Legislative Council say the state could face “i
Suit seeks to bar Walker from expanding Medicaid on his own
Juneau Empire / Posted 2 days ago
JUNEAU — Attorneys for Alaska’s Legislative Council say the state could face “irreparable fiscal injury” if Gov. Bill Walker’s plan to expand Medicaid next week takes effect. They say in court filings that each dollar diverted toward implementing... Read more
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Emery County Progress
Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry National Monument? - August 25, 2015EditorRep. Jason Chaffetz was in the county on Aug. 17 to attend a special publ
Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry National Monument? - August 25, 2015
Emery County Progress / Posted 2 days ago
EditorRep. Jason Chaffetz was in the county on Aug. 17 to attend a special public meeting of the Emery County public lands council. The lands council is proposing the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur quarry become a National Monument, designated by Congress.... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Officials: State ready for EPA emissions rule's changesLITTLE ROCK -- Meaningful environmental policies can coexist with economic deve
Officials: State ready for EPA emissions rule's changes
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
LITTLE ROCK -- Meaningful environmental policies can coexist with economic development, Arkansas' Department of Environmental Quality director said Monday about the state's planning for compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
Legal challenge of Medicaid expansion arrives in courtANCHORAGE -- A courier hired by a private law firm, who arrived a moment before
Legal challenge of Medicaid expansion arrives in court
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 2 days ago
ANCHORAGE -- A courier hired by a private law firm, who arrived a moment before the Nesbett Courthouse closed on Monday, quietly filed a document that marks the beginning of a lawsuit against Gov. Bill Walker that will be paid for by Alaskans with a... Read more
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Manxnet
Election candidates have their sayisle of man news Voters in Peel and Glenfaba get the opportunity to select a n
Election candidates have their say
Manxnet / Posted 2 days ago
isle of man news Voters in Peel and Glenfaba get the opportunity to select a new member of the House of Keys on September 10. Two seats are up for grabs following the elevation of existing MHKs to the Legislative Council. There are four candidates... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
State Rep. Charlene Fite Will Seek Reelection For Third TermVAN BUREN (KFSM) — Arkansas Rep. Charlene Fite (Rep.) announced that she would
State Rep. Charlene Fite Will Seek Reelection For Third Term
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 3 days ago
VAN BUREN (KFSM) — Arkansas Rep. Charlene Fite (Rep.) announced that she would seek a third term in a press release on Saturday (Aug. 22). Since 2012, Fite has represented District 80, which includes parts of both Crawford and Washington Counties.... Read more
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The Atlantic
Can the British House of Lords and Canadian Senate Be Fixed?It’s been an exciting summer for fans of parliamentary reform in the Anglospher
Can the British House of Lords and Canadian Senate Be Fixed?
The Atlantic / Posted 4 days ago
It’s been an exciting summer for fans of parliamentary reform in the Anglosphere. On July 26, a British tabloid published front-page photos of Lord John Sewel, a 69-year-old member of the House of Lords, wearing an orange bra and little else as he... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Gov. Walker: Alaska needs to collaborate, not litigate, on Medicaid expansionThis past week has been a tough one for Alaskans. On Tuesday, we learned that
Gov. Walker: Alaska needs to collaborate, not litigate, on Medicaid expansion
Juneau Empire / Posted 4 days ago
This past week has been a tough one for Alaskans. On Tuesday, we learned that heavy rainfall had triggered six landslides in Sitka, and three men — beloved residents — were missing. The next morning, I headed to Sitka. The devastation was... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Governor pulls transfer requestLITTLE ROCK -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson's administration Friday withdrew the governo
Governor pulls transfer request
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
LITTLE ROCK -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson's administration Friday withdrew the governor's request to transfer $800,000 in rainy-day funds to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission for a research program because it turns out that the commission already... Read more
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KTBS Shreveport
Governor removes request for Rainy Day Fund transferThe governor's office has withdrawn a request to transfer $800,000 from Arkansa
Governor removes request for Rainy Day Fund transfer
KTBS Shreveport / Posted 5 days ago
The governor's office has withdrawn a request to transfer $800,000 from Arkansas' Rainy Day Fund while requests to move about $13 million from the fund were approved. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the $800,000 request for an Arkansas... Read more
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KSPR Springfield
Arkansas governor removes request for Rainy Day Fund transferThe governor's office has withdrawn a request to transfer $800,000 from Arkansa
Arkansas governor removes request for Rainy Day Fund transfer
KSPR Springfield / Posted 5 days ago
The governor's office has withdrawn a request to transfer $800,000 from Arkansas' Rainy Day Fund while requests to move about $13 million from the fund were approved. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the $800,000 request for an Arkansas... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Legislative Council signs off on watershed hog-farm banA proposed five-year ban on new medium and large hog farms in the Buffalo Natio
Legislative Council signs off on watershed hog-farm ban
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
A proposed five-year ban on new medium and large hog farms in the Buffalo National River watershed cleared the Arkansas Legislative Council on Friday, after an unsuccessful bid by state Rep. Nate Bell, I-Mena, to prevent it. The Legislative Council... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Governor pulls transfer requestGov. Asa Hutchinson's administration Friday withdrew the governor's request to
Governor pulls transfer request
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
Gov. Asa Hutchinson's administration Friday withdrew the governor's request to transfer $800,000 in rainy-day funds to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission for a research program because it turns out that the commission already has the funds... Read more
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The Hindu
The many tongues of BengaluruPolitical parties believe that various linguistic groups will play a role in at
The many tongues of Bengaluru
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
Political parties believe that various linguistic groups will play a role in at least 70 of the 197 wards As the city goes to polls to elect their civic body representatives, the linguistic diversity of people is expected to have some... Read more
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Arkansas Times
Board of Corrections moves to pull back from punitive parole policiesThe state Board of Corrections voted today to recommend that the state Parole B
Board of Corrections moves to pull back from punitive parole policies
Arkansas Times / Posted 6 days ago
The state Board of Corrections voted today to recommend that the state Parole Board move away from a policy that's been the driving force behind the massive surge in Arkansas's prison population. After Darrell Dennis, a serial parole absconder with... Read more
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The Shawano Leader
Menominee back legal marijuanaMembers of the Menominee Nation have approved measures calling for the legaliza
Menominee back legal marijuana
The Shawano Leader / Posted 6 days ago
Members of the Menominee Nation have approved measures calling for the legalization of marijuana as a way of generating new income for the impoverished tribe. Referendum results released by the tribe Friday show voters supported marijuana... Read more
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KATV Little Rock
Arkansas lawmakers advance 5-year ban on new hog farmsLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas lawmakers have advanced a proposed five-year
Arkansas lawmakers advance 5-year ban on new hog farms
KATV Little Rock / Posted 6 days ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas lawmakers have advanced a proposed five-year ban on new hog farms in the Buffalo National River watershed, after an effort by opponents to reject the new regulation stalled before a legislative panel. The Arkansas... Read more
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Independent
How a Hamas deal with Israel could reinforce the Palestinain militant group's bitter rivalry with FatahIt was Fatah, under its founder Yasser Arafat, that from the 1960s led the stru
How a Hamas deal with Israel could reinforce the Palestinain militant group's bitter rivalry with Fatah
Independent / Posted 6 days ago
It was Fatah, under its founder Yasser Arafat, that from the 1960s led the struggle against Israel, and in 1993 signed a self-rule agreement that was supposed to lead to full peace. But partly because of the failure of the agreement to end occupation... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Accountability - it's quite a concept''To this day, we still have no justice, no accountability.'' So said Bernie M
Accountability - it's quite a concept
Otago Daily Times / Posted 6 days ago
''To this day, we still have no justice, no accountability.'' So said Bernie Monk, whose son Michael lies in the Pike River coal mine with 28 others, this week in the Legislative Council Chamber at Parliament. You can understand why the resignation... Read more
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KY3 Springfield
Arkansas lawmakers advance 5-year ban on new hog farmsArkansas lawmakers have advanced a proposed five-year ban on new hog farms in t
Arkansas lawmakers advance 5-year ban on new hog farms
KY3 Springfield / Posted 6 days ago
Arkansas lawmakers have advanced a proposed five-year ban on new hog farms in the Buffalo National River watershed, after an effort by opponents to reject the new regulation stalled before a legislative panel. The Arkansas Legislative Council on... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas lawmakers advance 5-year ban on new hog farmsLITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers have advanced a proposed five-year ban on new
Arkansas lawmakers advance 5-year ban on new hog farms
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers have advanced a proposed five-year ban on new hog farms in the Buffalo National River watershed, after an effort by opponents to reject the new regulation stalled before a legislative panel. The Arkansas Legislative... Read more
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KSPR Springfield
Arkansas lawmakers advance 5-year ban on new hog farmsArkansas lawmakers have advanced a proposed five-year ban on new hog farms in t
Arkansas lawmakers advance 5-year ban on new hog farms
KSPR Springfield / Posted 6 days ago
Arkansas lawmakers have advanced a proposed five-year ban on new hog farms in the Buffalo National River watershed, after an effort by opponents to reject the new regulation stalled before a legislative panel. The Arkansas Legislative Council on... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
It's life and death ... but politics comes firstCynical safety move means minister must quit if 'safe farm' death rate doesn't
It's life and death ... but politics comes first
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 6 days ago
Cynical safety move means minister must quit if 'safe farm' death rate doesn't fall, writes Audrey Young. Because of the high number of workers, dairy cattle farming's risk rating is 16 deaths in 100,000, well below the 25 in 100,000 worker... Read more
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The Courier
Josh Morris pushes for old timetableBallarat MP Josh Morris has given notice of a motion condemning the Labor’s gov
Josh Morris pushes for old timetable
The Courier / Posted 6 days ago
Ballarat MP Josh Morris has given notice of a motion condemning the Labor’s government’s roll out of the Regional Rail Link. Josh Morris and Opposition Leader Matthew Guy at Ballarat train station. Ballarat MP Josh Morris has given notice of a... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Lottery lobbies for consultant hire in incentive-based dealThe Arkansas Lottery wants to hire Camelot Global Services as a consultant to d
Lottery lobbies for consultant hire in incentive-based deal
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
The Arkansas Lottery wants to hire Camelot Global Services as a consultant to develop a business plan, and to help it increase ticket revenue and net proceeds for college scholarships, lottery Director Bishop Woosley told lawmakers Thursday. He said... Read more
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The Courier
Josh Morris motions for ex timetableBallarat MP Josh Morris has given notice of a motion condemning the Labor’s gov
Josh Morris motions for ex timetable
The Courier / Posted 6 days ago
Ballarat MP Josh Morris has given notice of a motion condemning the Labor’s government’s roll out of the Regional Rail Link. Josh Morris and Opposition Leader Matthew Guy at Ballarat train station. Ballarat MP Josh Morris has given notice of a... Read more
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Perth Now
MP forced to resign over pregnancyLabor MLC Amber-Jade Sanderson at a community rally this week. Picture: Twitter
MP forced to resign over pregnancy
Perth Now / Posted 7 days ago
Labor MLC Amber-Jade Sanderson at a community rally this week. Picture: Twitter EXPECTANT mother and member of parliament Amber-Jade Sanderson says she is “deeply disappointed” over her forced resignation from parliamentary committees. In a... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
State Government accused of 'highly unusual' tactics to pass legislation through upper house The Tasmanian Government is accused of using the "highly
State Government accused of 'highly unusual' tactics to pass legislation
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 7 days ago
through upper house The Tasmanian Government is accused of using the "highly unusual" tactic of introducing legislation directly into the Upper House instead of going to the... Read more
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The Standard
`Long Hair' mum on talks with ICACFriday, August 21, 2015ADVERTISEMENTLeague of Social Democrats lawmaker "Long H
`Long Hair' mum on talks with ICAC
The Standard / Posted 7 days ago
Friday, August 21, 2015ADVERTISEMENTLeague of Social Democrats lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung spent four hours at ICAC headquarters yesterday, but refused to say why the graftbusters wanted to see him. Leung was seen outside the Independent... Read more
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The Standard
Oz food trucks dish up ideas for tourist boostFriday, August 21, 2015ADVERTISEMENTFood trucks can give Hong Kong tourism a mu
Oz food trucks dish up ideas for tourist boost
The Standard / Posted 7 days ago
Friday, August 21, 2015ADVERTISEMENTFood trucks can give Hong Kong tourism a much-needed boost, says Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So Kam-leung.The need for more tourist attractions has become acute following an 8.4 percent... Read more
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Hartford Courant
EastonWith the Barnum Museum on its Main Street, the circus never leaves Bridgeport.
Easton
Hartford Courant / Posted 7 days ago
With the Barnum Museum on its Main Street, the circus never leaves Bridgeport. The big top covers the city and features a remarkable array of political acts, extending their reach far beyond the city limits. Can Mother Teresa, staunch opponent of... Read more
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Daily Mail
Opossums 'leave 17 babies dead in Venezuelan hospital maternity ward'Infestation of opossums 'leaves 17 babies dead in Venezuelan hospital's materni
Opossums 'leave 17 babies dead in Venezuelan hospital maternity ward'
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
Infestation of opossums 'leaves 17 babies dead in Venezuelan hospital's maternity ward': Infants said to have been killed by bacteria spread by the animals Parents blame germs spread by animals for deaths at neo-natal unit All happened within a... Read more
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The Standard
Court of Final Appeal set for September 7 moveThe building provides two courtrooms, a registry, a lawyers' common room and ro
Court of Final Appeal set for September 7 move
The Standard / Posted 8 days ago
The building provides two courtrooms, a registry, a lawyers' common room and robing rooms, four consultation rooms and a press room. There will also be chambers for the CFA judges and office facilities for support staff. The building has a long... Read more
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The Washington Times
Alaska GOP lays groundwork for court battle over Gov. Bill Walker’s Medicaid plansLawmakers in Alaska want a judge to block Gov. Bill Walker’s unilateral plans t
Alaska GOP lays groundwork for court battle over Gov. Bill Walker’s Medicaid plans
The Washington Times / Posted 8 days ago
Lawmakers in Alaska want a judge to block Gov. Bill Walker’s unilateral plans to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. Republicans in charge of the legislature have retained a pair of law firms and will ask the state Superior Court to issue an injunction... Read more
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The Maui News
Manager government would be an improvementWith a change to county-manager government, politics in the executive branch of
Manager government would be an improvement
The Maui News / Posted 8 days ago
With a change to county-manager government, politics in the executive branch of government would be eliminated, making many of the numerous discretionary hires in the mayor's suite unnecessary, freeing up significant sums to hire a top-flight,... Read more
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Juneau Empire
Lawmakers vote to sue governor over Medicaid expansion planJUNEAU — A committee of House and Senate lawmakers voted Tuesday to sue Gov. Bi
Lawmakers vote to sue governor over Medicaid expansion plan
Juneau Empire / Posted 8 days ago
JUNEAU — A committee of House and Senate lawmakers voted Tuesday to sue Gov. Bill Walker over his effort to expand Medicaid in Alaska. The Legislative Council vote came after a closed-door executive session in Anchorage. Democratic Rep. Sam Kito III... Read more
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Asia Sentinel
HKU Crisis ContinuesHong Kong University’s alumni body, HKU Convocation, is expected to hold an eme
HKU Crisis Continues
Asia Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
Hong Kong University’s alumni body, HKU Convocation, is expected to hold an emergency meeting on Sept. 1 to vote on a joint statement issued by all 10 HKU faculty deans urging its governing council to respect institutional autonomy. It is the latest... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Prison beds to be added in Pine BluffWith little fanfare, legislators on Tuesday approved a $7.4 million plan to add
Prison beds to be added in Pine Bluff
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
With little fanfare, legislators on Tuesday approved a $7.4 million plan to add 200 prison beds in Pine Bluff. Gov. Asa Hutchinson had proposed the measure at a meeting of the Arkansas Sheriffs' Association on July 27. He said it would help reduce... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
Lawmakers cite constitutional question in Medicare expansion suitThe fight over expanding Medicaid between Gov. Bill Walker and Republican legis
Lawmakers cite constitutional question in Medicare expansion suit
Peninsula Clarion / Posted 8 days ago
The fight over expanding Medicaid between Gov. Bill Walker and Republican legislators has gone from the Capitol to the Anchorage Legislative Information Office and is now headed for a courtroom. The Republican-heavy joint Legislative Council voted... Read more
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Alaska Public
Tuesday, August 18, 2015Alaska News Nightly: Recovery efforts of 4 missing persons suspended until te
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Alaska Public / Posted 8 days ago
Alaska News Nightly: Recovery efforts of 4 missing persons suspended until terrain stabilizes Rachel Waldholz, KCAW – Sitka Four people are believed missing after rain triggered a series of landslides in Sitka early... Read more
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Herald Sun
Abortion clinics may get buffer zones to protect women from protestersBUFFER zones could be placed around abortion clinics in Victoria after the Sex
Abortion clinics may get buffer zones to protect women from protesters
Herald Sun / Posted 9 days ago
BUFFER zones could be placed around abortion clinics in Victoria after the Sex Party introduced a bill into Parliament this morning. Sex Party MP Fiona Patten said women were being harassed outside clinics and has called for a 150m exclusion zone... Read more
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KTUU Anchorage
Lawmakers approve $450k for lawsuit against Walker's medicaid expansionANCHORAGE -- Maybe it seemed like drawn-out debate over Medicaid expansion ende
Lawmakers approve $450k for lawsuit against Walker's medicaid expansion
KTUU Anchorage / Posted 9 days ago
ANCHORAGE -- Maybe it seemed like drawn-out debate over Medicaid expansion ended with a celebration at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, where Gov. Bill Walker announced his plan to increase access to the federal health subsidy in... Read more
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Alaska Public
Legislative panel votes to spend $450K to stop Medicaid expansion in court A legislative panel has voted to sue Gov. Bill Walker to stop Medicaid expans
Legislative panel votes to spend $450K to stop Medicaid expansion in court
Alaska Public / Posted 9 days ago
A legislative panel has voted to sue Gov. Bill Walker to stop Medicaid expansion. The Legislative Council made the announcement after a closed door meeting in Anchorage on... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
Broadaway not running for reelection in 2016State Representative Mary Broadaway announced Tuesday that she will not run for
Broadaway not running for reelection in 2016
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 9 days ago
State Representative Mary Broadaway announced Tuesday that she will not run for reelection in 2016. The deadline to file for the primary is Nov. 9. The primary elections are set for March 1, 2016. This is the news release that Region 8 News... Read more
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