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What others say: EpiPen a case study in government, business pushing drug prices up

A couple of years ago Washington fell into anaphylactic shock over the high cost of EpiPens, devices that shoot adrenaline into someone having an allergic… Continue reading

State rebrands in an effort to recruit more troopers

Alaska needs more troopers, and public safety officials are ramping up efforts to fill the positions. On Wednesday, Alaska State Troopers unveiled a new logo… Continue reading

Danielle Lowrey, a Bristol Bay Native Association intern from Bethel, prepares a Van Dorn, which takes water samples that will later be filtered for algae concentration, on Kulik Lake in the Bristol Bay watershed on August 9, 2018. Mary Catharine Martin | SalmonState

Fish people: Upriver during a record year at Bristol Bay

As fishermen leave Dillingham and canneries shut down, the Wood River system in the Bristol Bay watershed brims with sockeye salmon. The second week of… Continue reading

Danielle Lowrey, a Bristol Bay Native Association intern from Bethel, prepares a Van Dorn, which takes water samples that will later be filtered for algae concentration, on Kulik Lake in the Bristol Bay watershed on August 9, 2018. Mary Catharine Martin | SalmonState

State, borough may swap some roads

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and the Kenai Peninsula Borough are talking about swapping a few roads. The roads on the Kenai… Continue reading

Election in District O, District 29 too close to call

Though the primary polls are closed, some of the races are too close to call until every last vote has been counted. On the peninsula,… Continue reading

Sample ballots sit on a tabletop at the the Kalifornsky Beach Road Central Emergency Services fire station on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Dunleavy, Begich, Walker move on to general

Editor’s note: This story has been updated on Wednesday morning with 98 percent of precincts reporting. Primary election results Wednesday showed Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike… Continue reading

Sample ballots sit on a tabletop at the the Kalifornsky Beach Road Central Emergency Services fire station on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

About our visitors to Alaska

Fishing, camping, traveling, visitors and mosquitos — you are truly an Alaskan if you smell like mosquito repellent and fish. Or campfire smoke and mosquito… Continue reading

McKay Mills wrangles a sockeye salmon on the end of his fishing line on the banks of the Kenai River in Soldotna Creek Park on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Kenai River to reopen to sockeye salmon fishing

Sockeye anglers can again hit the Kenai River this week. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued an emergency order Tuesday reopening the Kenai… Continue reading

McKay Mills wrangles a sockeye salmon on the end of his fishing line on the banks of the Kenai River in Soldotna Creek Park on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 in Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

What others say: Tariffs have real impacts on agriculture

It’s a good thing U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has two ears. On the subject of Donald Trump’s reckless and destructive trade war, Perdue… Continue reading

What others say: Space Force may not be a bad idea, just not a high priority

Earlier this month, President Trump’s administration doubled down on his earlier proposal to create a Space Force as a new branch of the United States… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Thanks for a great Kenai Beer fest

Letter to the editor: Thanks for a great Kenai Beer fest

Thanks for a great Kenai Beer fest I would like to thank the Soldotna Rotary Club and its president Dan Nelson for last weekend’s Kenai… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Thanks for a great Kenai Beer fest

We have confidence in Wayne Ogle

We have confidence in Wayne Ogle What causes a person to offer themselves up to endless public criticism and a thankless job? Gain? Fame? Notoriety?… Continue reading

This photo shows incoming University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor Dr. Cathy Sandeen. (Photo courtesy University of Alaska)

Around campus: Still time to register for KPC fall classes

Registration still available for the fall semester There’s still time to secure seats in KPC classes that will be offered in the upcoming fall semester.… Continue reading

This photo shows incoming University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor Dr. Cathy Sandeen. (Photo courtesy University of Alaska)

What others say: FBI credibility takes a hit

The news that the FBI fired Peter Strzok broke recently, and with that, we can begin to see big-picture truth take shape about the bureau’s… Continue reading

A sockeye salmon’s tail protrudes above the edge of a bin on a setnet site July 11, 2016 near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

US-China trade war escalates, with more taxes on seafood

The trade war between the U.S. and China is amping up for Alaska’s commercial fishermen. In June, China announced its intentions to levy a 25… Continue reading

A sockeye salmon’s tail protrudes above the edge of a bin on a setnet site July 11, 2016 near Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

What others say: Young voters may take the reins this year

Following the horror and chaos of the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, young people across the nation saw something they didn’t expect. They… Continue reading

Church and life as we know it

Looking at the state of world beyond the Kenai Peninsula, I can see why so many have an increased amount of anxiety. It is at… Continue reading

Lock the PFD in the state constitution to protect the People’s Fund for the future

My roots in Alaska go deep. I’ve had incredible opportunities here. At 93, my greatest hope is that my children and future Alaskans continue thriving… Continue reading

What others say: Arctic defense is a must for America

Passage of the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act earlier this month came with much fanfare by Alaska’s two U.S. senators, especially over the bill’s… Continue reading

Telecom companies expand on central Kenai

Three of the Kenai Peninsula’s major telecommunications providers have been busy expanding and improving their networks this summer. GCI and Alaska Communications, two of the… Continue reading