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

Medi-jammed

Despite a legislative impasse over Medicaid expansion, a Department of Health and Social Services division is working to eliminate a longstanding backlog of Medicaid applications across the state by July, the deadline Gov.

by KATIE MORITZ

University of Alaska announces furloughs to cut costs

FAIRBANKS - The University of Alaska's president has approved a plan to furlough 167 administrative personnel for as many as 10 days to cut costs.

Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

JUNEAU - Legislative leaders have raised the potential of passing a state spending plan without a vote authorizing a draw from Alaska's constitutional budget reserve fund.
Becky Bohrer

Lawmakers plan work on marijuana bills over interim

JUNEAU - Alaska lawmakers say they will continue working on marijuana bills over the interim. Rep.
MOLLY DISCHNER

State releases over 4,000 email pages in National Guard case

ANCHORAGE - The state of Alaska released more than 4,000 pages of emails covering the National Guard scandal, but they revealed little new information into how former Gov.
MARK THIESSEN

Despite tensions, US, Russia vow cooperation in the Arctic

IQALUIT, Canada — The United States, Russia and other Arctic countries looked past Ukraine’s civil war and other tensions Friday, vowing to cooperate on preventing oil spills near the North Pole and combating climate...
BRADLEY KLAPPER
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