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                                From left, Rep. Bryce Edgmon (I-Dillingham), Rep. Neal Foster (D-Nome), Rep. Gary Knopp (R-Kenai), and Rep. Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak), discuss the state’s budget with residents of the Kenai Peninsula at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers in Soldotna on Saturday.

Knopp: We should have PFD we can afford

Lawmakers say PFD earnings will be critical to state’s long-term financial stability

Elderly couple dies in collision on Sterling Highway

The crash took place near Mile 90.5 of the Sterling Highway near Walker Street in Sterling.

Kenai City Hall can be seen on on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

City offers incentives for land leasing

Incentives include no lease payments for up to 5 years and option to purchase.

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                                Clouds swirls over Douglas Island on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.

PFDs for land? Gov introduces land vouchers bill

Alaska’s land in Alaskan hands.

Dr. Jim Johnsen, president of the University of Alaska, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at the Moose Lodge on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

UA President Johnsen to make State of the University address

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen will make his annual State of the University address at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb.… Continue reading

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                                Alaska Native Sisterhood Grand President Paulette Moreno (front) speaks at the Alaska Native Issues Forum with Alaska Native Brotherhood Grand President Heather Gurko on Monday.

Alaska Natives say their voices are being ignored in ferry reshaping group

‘It’s a cultural and spiritual relationship.’

Details emerge in Kenai homicide

Several witnesses reportedly saw the suspect fleeing the scene

Opinion: The salmon way is worth fighting for

Alaska is our country’s last salmon state.

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Bob Griffin, senior education research fellow from the Alaska Policy Forum, left, and Sen. Tom Begich, D-Anchorage, at a Senate Education Committee meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Juneau. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Our youngest Alaskans deserve the educational opportunities to succeed

The markers for a child’s adult success develop early in life.

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The Tour of Tsalteshi is best done with friends. (Photo courtesy of Kat Sorensen)

Tangled Up in Blue: A good ski with friends

This past weekend I spent my Saturday night waxing skis. Sunday, I woke up before the crack of dawn, at Continue reading...

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Refuge Notebook: Ice fishing the Swanson River Road area lakes

Winter is my favorite season here on the Kenai Peninsula. Everything is slower, quieter. You can just sense that the Continue reading...

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Homer’s Clayton Beachy pressures Redington’s Tony Rogers during a Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 basketball game in the Alice Witte Gymnasium in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Friday, Saturday hoops roundup for Peninsula

The host Colony boys basketball team completed a weekend sweep over Soldotna with a 50-25 Northern Lights Conference victory. Colony… Continue reading


State skiing: Homer’s Daigle, girls capture Division II crowns

The relentless snowflakes falling didn’t deter Alaska’s best high school skiers this weekend at the expansive Kincaid Park trails that… Continue reading

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Virginia Walters (Courtesy photo)

Life in the Pedestrian Lane: Passing community service to the next generations

. It’s time we find some common ground to save one of the good parts of the old Society.

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