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Pebble mine opponents say process is being rushed

Opposition groups to hold town hall.

 

In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, Meda DeWitt, left, Vic Fischer, middle, and Aaron Welterlen, leaders of an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, lead about 50 volunteers in a march to the Alaska Division of Elections office in Anchorage, Alaska. The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 agreed to allow a group seeking to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy to begin a second signature-gathering phase. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Recall Dunleavy group gathering signatures for next phase of campaign

The recall group must gather 71,252 signatures.

 

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                                Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Finance Director Elizabeth Hayes gives a community budget presentation to a group of community members Thursday at Soldotna High School.

School district gives community a look at budget

‘We’re looking at the budget for the next school year and how it might impact our needs.’

 

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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

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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.
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. 28 at the Marriott Anchorage… Continue reading

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)

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.

Kenai City Hall can be seen on on Feb. 20, 2020, in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File
                                Clouds swirls over Douglas Island on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.

PFDs for land? Gov introduces land vouchers bill

Alaska’s land in Alaskan hands.

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File
                                Clouds swirls over Douglas Island on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.
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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.
Peter Segall | Juneau Empire
                                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.
Ed Berg, the step-father of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, speaks at a community conversation about the missing Homer woman Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
                                Ed Berg, the step-father of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, speaks at a community conversation about the missing Homer woman Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Family holds community conversation on missing daughter

Anesha “Duffy” Murnane has been missing since Oct. 17.

Ed Berg, the step-father of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, speaks at a community conversation about the missing Homer woman Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
                                Ed Berg, the step-father of Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, speaks at a community conversation about the missing Homer woman Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Teresa Jacobson Gregory presents a visual illustration of the proposed gravel pit extension and the impacts it may have on residents and the surrounding state recreation area at the Anchor Point Advisory Planning Commission Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at the Anchor Point Senior Center in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Anchor Point advisory group recommends gravel pit expansion

The recommendation is being forwarded to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Planning Commission.

Teresa Jacobson Gregory presents a visual illustration of the proposed gravel pit extension and the impacts it may have on residents and the surrounding state recreation area at the Anchor Point Advisory Planning Commission Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at the Anchor Point Senior Center in Anchor Point, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Details emerge in Kenai homicide

Several witnesses reportedly saw the suspect fleeing the scene

An extravagant ride

Kenai Performers stage ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’

Winter weather advisory issued for southern Kenai peninsula

The advisory is in effect until 6 a.m. on Saturday

Significant snowfall prompts Seward Highway closure

The highway is closed from Portage south through Turnagain Pass

Cracks in the road at Mile 19 of the Kenai Spur Highway can be seen after the Nov. 30, 2018, earthquake. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Borough to get earthquake damage funds from state

The state will reimburse earthquake repairs at Hope School and Nikiski Middle/High School.

Cracks in the road at Mile 19 of the Kenai Spur Highway can be seen after the Nov. 30, 2018, earthquake. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)
Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to reporters on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Juneau, Alaska. Dunleavy has proposed giving Alaskans an additional roughly $1,300 from the state’s oil wealth fund on top of the roughly $1,600 they received last fall that he says in keeping with a formula in state law. The formula has not been followed in recent years amid a budget deficit. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Dunleavy proposes supplemental PFD

Lawmakers have said paying a higher dividend using the existing formula is unsustainable.

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks to reporters on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Juneau, Alaska. Dunleavy has proposed giving Alaskans an additional roughly $1,300 from the state’s oil wealth fund on top of the roughly $1,600 they received last fall that he says in keeping with a formula in state law. The formula has not been followed in recent years amid a budget deficit. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Dave Battle of the Alaska Department Fish and Game waits for a moose to move off after he fired a dart into its side that’s collects a skin sample in Anchorage. Flight rules over the city prevent the department from conducting traditional aerial surveys of moose so the department conducts a ground survey. Using reports called in by citizens, biologists drive to neighborhoods and collect DNA samples with the dart projectors that look like hunting rifles. (AP Photo/Dan Joling, File)

State prepares for moose survey with citizen help

The 2020 survey begins at 8 a.m. Friday and runs through 5 p.m. Sunday.

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In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Dave Battle of the Alaska Department Fish and Game waits for a moose to move off after he fired a dart into its side that’s collects a skin sample in Anchorage. Flight rules over the city prevent the department from conducting traditional aerial surveys of moose so the department conducts a ground survey. Using reports called in by citizens, biologists drive to neighborhoods and collect DNA samples with the dart projectors that look like hunting rifles. (AP Photo/Dan Joling, File)

Borough to tackle resolution on hate crime legislation

Since January, Soldotna City Council and Kenai City Council have both passed similar resolutions.

Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire
                                Portia Carney, Justina Sullivan, and Pearl Temple pose in the Capitol before soliciting lawmakers for their support of House Bill 62, or the ability to temporarily take guns away from people who have made threats or are having a mental health crisis.

Advocacy groups, lawmakers introduce and push for Red Flag laws

House Bill 62 now has a companion in the Senate.

Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire
                                Portia Carney, Justina Sullivan, and Pearl Temple pose in the Capitol before soliciting lawmakers for their support of House Bill 62, or the ability to temporarily take guns away from people who have made threats or are having a mental health crisis.