Indian Country politics and public policy

Commentary by Mark Trahant

Update. Since Arizona’s primary is Tuesday I’ll post two more#NativeVote16 candidate graphics today. I want to make sure to give people time to share & retweet. Crazy travel schedule ahead. Off to Standing Rock today, then headed to Frazer, Montana, for the first congressional debate on Monday. Denise Juneau, Rep. Ryan Zinke, and Mike Fellows …

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Budget targets $246 million below last year’s committee levels, says Democrat on House Interior Appropriations MARK TRAHANT / TRAHANTREPORTS.COM House and Senate negotiators have reached a deal on a budget resolution. That agreement then would go to each House for a vote. (An outcome that is not certain.) But, if it passes, it would be …

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Working on post about Congress’ budget and potential impact on Indian health programs that are linked to Affordable Care Act. Budget resolution does not require Democrats nor the signature of President Obama.

Key point: Medicaid expansion fabulous for Indian health system, Wash 38% revenue increase. Shows why expansion critical in Alaska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Montana. Building at least one interactive map to show data, a map of Washington with reservation by reservation numbers. Average across Washington is a 38 percent increase in revenue from Medicaid. Telling the …

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What will Alaska look like in 10,000 years? Who will be here? What will they do? And, most important, what will preserved from the past kilennium?┬áThese are not easy questions. Even thinking about the next decade, let alone thousands of years, gets interrupted by every crisis that requires our attention. There is business to transact. …

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MARK TRAHANT What will Alaska look like in 10,000 years? Who will be here? What will they do? And, most important, what will be preserved from the past kilennium? These are not easy questions. Even thinking about the next decade, let alone thousands of years, is interrupted by every crisis that requires attention. There is …

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I was an early adopter of iWeb. It was easy to use and I could design my pages and posts with ease. But Mac decided sometime ago to no longer support the software. So I knew I had to come up with a new plan. I have been experimenting with several tools but finally decided …

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