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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Members of the media interview Health & Social Services Commissioner Val Davidson on Friday outside the House Finance Committee room after the committee voted on party lines to remove the Medicaid expansion from the Alaska health department's budget.

Medicaid expansion rejected by House Finance

After a lengthy debate, the Alaska House Finance committee, acting as the subcommittee on the Department of Health and Social Services, nixed Gov. Bill Walker's attempt at Medicaid expansion from the department's budget Friday.

by KATIE MORITZ

Canada border hours worry Hyder residents

ANCHORAGE - Residents of a small Southeast Alaska community are worried that overnight closure of the Canada border will hurt safety and the local economy. The Canada Border Services Agency said Friday the new hours would be 8 a.m.

Ship's chief engineer pleads guilty to pollution charge

PORTLAND, Ore. - The chief engineer of a vessel that illegally dumped oil-contaminated bilge water pleaded guilty Friday to violating a federal anti-pollution law.
STEVEN DUBOIS

Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana

TULALIP, Wash. - The Justice Department's announcement in December that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution - if not silence or opposition - from many...
GENE JOHNSON
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