medicaid en 3/10/14 KNBA NEWS - A bill to increase the state's general permit authority is moving forward <p></p><p></p><p>The state is removing a few of the most controversial parts of a bill that expands the state's authority to issue general permits, and limits those who would reserve water for certain uses, such as fisheries.</p><p>The state is suing former and current owners of a refinery near Fairbanks over a sulfolane spill that flowed into groundwater.</p><p>Gov. Sean Parnell has created a Medicaid Reform Advisory Group to develop a report to the Legislature by Nov. 15.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:23:42 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 8702 at 2/28/14 KNBA News - A bill to restrict Medicaid for abortions for low-income women moves forward <p></p><p></p><p>A bill that restricts Medicaid payments for abortions, and includes no money for family planning, has moved from its final House committee. It goes next to the floor, then to the Governor.</p><p>The Iditarod sled-dog race draws the attention of thousands of teachers and students internationally.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:00:01 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 8406 at 2/26/14 KNBA Morning News - A bill meant to limit Medicaid payouts for abortion is back <p>A bill that would limit Medicaid payouts for abortion is before the Legislature again, this time without provisions for birth control and STD testing.</p><p>The 2013 record harvest of pink salmon could create a market glut that will drive down prices for several years, say state officials.</p><p>Alaska House Democrats have confirmed Sam Kito III, a lobbyist, for Juneau's vacated House seat.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 04:55:56 +0000 Joaqlin Estus 8321 at