Gov. Mike Dunleavy holds a press conference at the Capitol in this April 2019 photo. His speech at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference Thursday included a commitment to a smoother budget process in 2020. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Dunleavy draws both protests and applause at AFN

Speech commits to smoother budget process going forward.

The Kenai Peninsula Borough building, pictured Sept. 12, 2018, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Assembly looks to refund tourism council

The organization was defunded when Mayor Charlie Pierce vetoed $100,000 from its budget.

HEA Land Management Officer Cody Neuendorf and Mike Hill, Kenai Wildlife Refuge assistant fire management officer, brief clearing contractor on fire-related hazards before starting danger tree mitigation along the “S/Q Line” Right of Way. (Courtesy photo)

HEA begins repairing fire-damaged transmission line

Damage extends from Sterling to the Quartz Creek Substation near Cooper Landing.

Borough seeks governor, state’s help in addressing Seward watershed issues

The communities of Seward, Bear Creek and Lowell Point are at risk.

A poster for the film “Sudsy Slim Rides Again” is seen here. (Photo courtesy of Chad Carpenter)

TUNDRA creator brings ‘Sudsy Slim’ film to the Kenai

This weekend will be the first showing of the film on the central peninsula.

A contractor plows snow down Forest Drive in Kenai on Jan. 17, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Shuttering of road maintenance station raises concerns

The closure is due to cuts triggered by lower than expected revenue from the motor fuel tax.

A hiker avoids an icy, frozen boardwalk on a morning hike from the Dan Moller Cabin in Juneau in October 2019. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in Blue: Winter isn’t coming

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Refuge notebook: New fall colors include hummingbirds

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An aerial shows the footprint of the test well drilled in the mid-1980s on land owned by the Kaktovik Native village corporation within the 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.(Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: This land is your land

The Department of Natural Resources shares Guthrie’s belief that “this land was made for you and me.”

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The Tongass National Forest sign seen en route to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Alaska Voices: Respect Alaska Tribes’ rights on the Tongass question

‘We have lived, depended on, and stewarded these lands and waters since time immemorial.’

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Brown Bears forward Porter is the latest Division I Schachle

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Lathrop running back Josiah Opp gets swarmed by Soldotna’s Melvin Lloyd (left) and Jersey Truesdell Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Justin Maile Field in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Championship preview: SoHi vs. Lathrop for football supremacy

The seven-year stranglehold Soldotna football has had on the Division II state championship has seen its share of challengers, but… Continue reading


Grannie Annie’s sister, Ginger, can be seen holding her teddybear in this photo taken in June, 1945. (Photo courtesy Ann Berg)

Pioneer Potluck: When Dad left Ginger at the church

Chicken lasagna, rice, Hungarian mushroom soup, cornmeal biscuits

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