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Superior Court declares abortion funds veto unconstitutional

The court ordered the restoration of $334,700 to the budget of the state’s appellate courts.

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A gingerbread house created by residents of Charis Place Assisted Living is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Home sweet home

Gingerbread houses on display for annual contest

A gingerbread house created by residents of Charis Place Assisted Living is seen on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Dec. 8, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Felony sex crimes decreased in 2019

It was the first time since reporting began in 2015 that a notable decline was reported.

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A curious moose inspects the doorbell of Austin and Lisa Hansen in Kenai, Alaska, in a video shared by the Hansens on Nov. 29, 2020. (Screenshot by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Moose doorbell ring goes viral

Kenai couple enjoys moment of fame

A curious moose inspects the doorbell of Austin and Lisa Hansen in Kenai, Alaska, in a video shared by the Hansens on Nov. 29, 2020. (Screenshot by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Bob Mohni, of Cooper Landing, buys door prize tickets from Cheryle James, High Priestess of the Lady Shriners of Alaska, during the inaugural Lady Shriner’s Craft Fair at the Kenai Soldotna Shrine Club on Saturday.

Lady Shriners raise funds at inaugural craft fair

The fair aimed to raise money for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank and the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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Bob Mohni, of Cooper Landing, buys door prize tickets from Cheryle James, High Priestess of the Lady Shriners of Alaska, during the inaugural Lady Shriner’s Craft Fair at the Kenai Soldotna Shrine Club on Saturday.
The entrance to the Kenai Courthouse in Kenai, AK as seen on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Court reports for Dec. 6, 2020

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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)
The badge for the Kenai Police Department

Public safety briefs for Nov. 29, 2020

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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. 29, 2020

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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)
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2 hikers rescued near Cooper Landing

Troopers received a report at about 10 p.m. on Nov. 28

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Alaska State Troopers logo.

Police seize meth, heroin in hotel drug bust

Seward Police estimated the street value of the controlled substances at over $60,000.

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The sign in front of the Homer Electric Association building in Kenai, Alaska as seen on April 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

HEA returning capital credits to members

Members will be issued credits based on the amount of electricity they purchased in 2019.

The sign in front of the Homer Electric Association building in Kenai, Alaska as seen on April 1, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
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Holiday enforcement citations up from last year

Around major holidays, Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers conduct extra traffic enforcement as part of a national safety campaign.

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Alaska State Troopers logo.

Man allegedly leads troopers on high-speed chase

The man faces charges of assault and reckless driving.

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Santa Claus waves to the crowd atop a City of Kenai fire truck during the 2020 Christmas Comes to Kenai Parade in Kenai, Alaska on Nov. 27, 2020. (Photo courtesy Brittany Brown/Kenai Chamber of Commerce).

Christmas back in a big way

Kenai’s annual holiday festivities draw crowds

Santa Claus waves to the crowd atop a City of Kenai fire truck during the 2020 Christmas Comes to Kenai Parade in Kenai, Alaska on Nov. 27, 2020. (Photo courtesy Brittany Brown/Kenai Chamber of Commerce).
Dipnetters fish in the Kenai River on July 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

KPC to discuss climate change effects on hunting and fishing

Part one of the series is titled “Fisheries” and will begin Wednesday at 6 p.m. and open with a discussion about the changes seen in the local fisheries over the years.

Dipnetters fish in the Kenai River on July 10, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Elizabeth Shaw, left, and Nathaniel Shaw, center, pick out a grab bag in the hopes of winning a free quilt from Karri Ambrosini, right, during the Sterling Fall Festival at the Sterling Community Center on Nov. 28, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Getting in the spirit

Local vendors offer holiday wares at Sterling fest

Elizabeth Shaw, left, and Nathaniel Shaw, center, pick out a grab bag in the hopes of winning a free quilt from Karri Ambrosini, right, during the Sterling Fall Festival at the Sterling Community Center on Nov. 28, 2020. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
An Arctic Ringed Seal, which is listed as a “threatened” subspecies of ringed seal under the Endangered Species Act. (Courtesy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Feds reject petition to delist Arctic ringed seals as threatened

Since 2013, three subspecies of ringed seal — the Arctic, Okhotsk and Baltic — have been listed as threatened.

An Arctic Ringed Seal, which is listed as a “threatened” subspecies of ringed seal under the Endangered Species Act. (Courtesy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Safety officials warn of home fire risks

Placing combustible materials too close to heat sources is also a common cause of fire death.

Ben Weagraff, Olivia Orth and Brian Mazurek stand next to a freshly cut black spruce off Funny River Road in Soldotna, Alaska on Dec. 8, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Peterson)

Refuge opens for holiday tree-cutting

Through Dec. 25 people can chop down a tree for Christmas in many areas of the refuge.

Ben Weagraff, Olivia Orth and Brian Mazurek stand next to a freshly cut black spruce off Funny River Road in Soldotna, Alaska on Dec. 8, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Peterson)