Ruth Moody will be giving a free vocal workshop this Sunday at the AB Hall in Skagway. This...
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There are some truths that we believe in wholeheartedly — but what if we're completely wrong? Once we separate fact from fiction, how do our perceptions change? In this hour, TED speakers move beyond conventional wisdom to reveal complex realities about what we think we know to be true.
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Governor Sean Parnell will discuss Medicaid expansion at a press conference in Anchorage today. Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Bill Streur will join Parnell at the conference.
Parnell is expected to announce by Dec. 15 whether the State of Alaska will accept federal money offered for the expansion through the Affordable Care Act. He’s said before that he has “serious concerns” about expanding Medicaid because of the cost to the state. He said in a statement earlier this year that Alaska’s Medicaid costs are already growing by $100 million a year.
Interested parties have until Dec. 3 to comment on the proposed oil and gas sale in the Chukchi Sea. The Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management announced Thursday that it was extending the comment period because of the government shutdown in October.
Developers believe Alaska’s outer continental shelf has extensive oil resources, but the site’s remote location and harsh conditions pose challenges to extraction.
Find more information on how to comment here: http://bit.ly/chukchicomment.
U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced legislation Wednesday that would designate 1.56 million acres of land in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness.
President Barack Obama announced a fix to the Affordable Care Act that would allow insurers to extend by one year health insurance policies that don’t comply with the act. The fix comes after five million people reported their current policies had been canceled.
Obama announced the fix Thursday.