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The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, AK as seen on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Court Reports for Nov 8, 2020

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks during a Friday, March 27, 2020 press conference in the Atwood Building in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Office of the Governor)

Dunleavy to issue new emergency declaration

Governor encourages Legislature to call session

 

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Public safety briefs for Nov. 8, 2020

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COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

State reports nearly 3,000 new cases this week

The state also reported 46 new hospitalizations and two additional deaths this week.

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Dharmic Spruce owner Branden Elde, left, of Homer, shows off her wares to Amy Frapp, right, of Soldotna, during the Merry Little Christmas Market at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna, Alaska, on Nov. 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

A little bit of Christmas

Shoppers got to browse the wares of over a dozen local artists and craftspeople during the inaugural Merry Little Christmas Market

Dharmic Spruce owner Branden Elde, left, of Homer, shows off her wares to Amy Frapp, right, of Soldotna, during the Merry Little Christmas Market at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna, Alaska, on Nov. 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, AK as seen on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Sterling man convicted for 2001 kidnapping, sexual assault

This case had been closed since 2002 after investigators failed to locate a suspect.

The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, AK as seen on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Amy Kruse, owner of Love From Alaska, shows off some of her wares inside Cook Inletkeeper’s Community Action Studio in Soldotna, Alaska, on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Action through art

Cook Inletkeeper to raise funds through community showcase

Amy Kruse, owner of Love From Alaska, shows off some of her wares inside Cook Inletkeeper’s Community Action Studio in Soldotna, Alaska, on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Troopers: Man shot after altercation over beer

Troopers seized the three cases of beer, which were estimated at $50 in value.

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Supporters hold campaign signs at the intersection of Sterling Highway and Kenai Spur Highway on Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

State House races await absentee count

Gillham, Carpenter, Vance report solid leads

Supporters hold campaign signs at the intersection of Sterling Highway and Kenai Spur Highway on Tuesday, Nov. 3 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Kenai Peninsula voters head to the polls at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Nov. 3, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Republicans lead on peninsula, statewide

Alaskans won’t know the full, official results of Tuesday’s election until later this month,

Kenai Peninsula voters head to the polls at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex on Nov. 3, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
A message opposing annexation is visible on an electronic sign at Lucky Raven Tobacco, located inside one of the proposed areas for annexation, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Boundary Commission sends Soldotna annexation decision to voters

Fewer than 40 people could potentially make a decision on the petition.

A message opposing annexation is visible on an electronic sign at Lucky Raven Tobacco, located inside one of the proposed areas for annexation, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
A COVID-19 test kit is seen here at Central Peninsula Hospital on April 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

As cases rise, demand on testing grows

The cost and availability of a COVID test depends primarily on the testing location

A COVID-19 test kit is seen here at Central Peninsula Hospital on April 7, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Tim Navarre argues against Ballot Measure 2 during the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce Joint Luncheon at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Oct. 28; 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Navarre brothers debate Ballot Measure 2

The ballot measure would implement open primaries and ranked-choice voting in Alaska.

Tim Navarre argues against Ballot Measure 2 during the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce Joint Luncheon at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center on Oct. 28; 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Linoleum prints made by Seward Middle and High School students are seen on display at Fine Thyme Cafe in Soldotna, Alaska on Oct. 23, 2020. Anyone who brings in a receipt showing they donated $10 or more to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward gets to take home a print of their choice. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Sea life on display

Seward students make linoleum prints to raise money for SeaLife Center

Linoleum prints made by Seward Middle and High School students are seen on display at Fine Thyme Cafe in Soldotna, Alaska on Oct. 23, 2020. Anyone who brings in a receipt showing they donated $10 or more to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward gets to take home a print of their choice. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Election 2020: Alaska House District 29 candidate Paul Dale

An interview with the nonpartisan candidate.

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Chelsea Berg, a nurse at Peninsula Community Health Services, administers a flu shot during a free drive-thru flu shot event at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska, on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Drive-thru flu shots draw nearly 300

“We want people to be as healthy as possible and not get two diseases at one time.”

Chelsea Berg, a nurse at Peninsula Community Health Services, administers a flu shot during a free drive-thru flu shot event at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska, on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

Alaska reports record weekly and daily highs

The state reported a record single-day total of 353 cases on Saturday.

COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)
A masked pumpkin entered into the City of Kenai’s pumpkin decorating is seen here during the Fall Pumpkin Festival in Kenai, Alaska on Oct. 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Masks get their day

Peninsula offers spooky, socially distanced Halloween events

A masked pumpkin entered into the City of Kenai’s pumpkin decorating is seen here during the Fall Pumpkin Festival in Kenai, Alaska on Oct. 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)